Books in this section are often read and commented on by someone in the age group they are intended for. Obviously books for young children are written about by their parents! The reviews represent their personal opinions only.
Illustrated by Alex Barrow and written by Gabby Dawnay, If I had a kangaroo is the latest picture book on the bestselling If I had... series published by Thames & Hudson. Anne Coates is enchanted.
Published by Phaidon, Gabrielle Balkan's Book of Dinosaurs features 10 Record-Breaking Prehistoric Animals. Kathryn Mayle and her two sons adored it.
My Heart & Other Breakables: How I lost my mum, found my dad and made friends with catastrophe by Alex Barclay and The Offline Diaries by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené pulbkished by HarperCollins Children's Books and reviewed by Anne Coates.
Illustrated by Clémence Monnet, An Artist’s Eyes by Frances Tosdevin is reviewed by Tina Hampson.
Mr Toots by Emma Chichester Clark was a huge success with Tina Hampson's classes.
Christine Mayle says she thought for a long time about how she feels towards NOT your average MATHS BOOK, by Anna Weltmann & Paul Boston and put simply – she loves it!
Illustrated by Katy Ridell, The Super-secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson – A little bit of a BIG disaster is the second book in the series by Charlie P Brooks.
What's Troubling Tawny? by Emma Sandford and illustrated by Olena Osadcha is the second book in the Sumatran Trilogy — Linda Hill loved it.
The BookTrust Storytime Prize, which celebrates the very best books for sharing with babies and young children, has been awarded to The Whales on the Bus written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Bloomsbury Children’s.
Illustrated by Gladys Jose, Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor by Lucy Brandt – Anne Coates reviews this debut and is completely won over.
Created by Adam & Lisa Murphy, Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Explorers, is the latest in an instalment in an award-winning graphic novel series.
HarperCollins Children's Books publish some great authors and here are three that would be a welcome addition to Christmas stockings for middle grade readers, reviewed by Anne Coates.