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.
in a new series of Adventures in Time, historian Dominic Sandbrook delves into the world of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Second World War reviewed by Anne Coates.
I Love my Bike is a delightful and enchanting book, written by Simon Mole and illustrated by Sam Usher, reviewed by Christine Mayle.
Who wouldn’t love Little Brown Bear? He tries his best and is a good friend to others. These two books, It’s OK to Make Mistakes and It’s OK to Need a Friend, provide perfect scenarios with which to introduce important moral and social themes with young children, writes Christine Mayle.
What If, Pig? by Linzie Hunter is the perfect book for small children who worry, are anxious and overthink especially during these difficult times, writes Anne Coates.
The Deep Blue by Charlotte Guillain and illustrated by Lou Baker Smith is a "stepping stone" book for those children developing an interest in the natural world around them and investigating more descriptive language in their reading, speaking and listening. Christine Mayle reviews.
With illustrations by award-winning Christian Robinson, The Bench by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is a charming love song for her husband and son, and all fathers and sons. Anne Coates reviews.
The Ghost in the Garden is the third book in the A Girl Called Justice series by Elly Griffiths. Anne Coates loved it.
Helen Burrows and her son were delighted to be reading Bad Apple a fabulous picture book by Edward Hemingway.
Percy the Park Keeper: Nature Trail Activity Book
Albert, Upside Down by Ian Brown and Eoin Clarke – a charming, delightfully illustrated children’s book, reviewed Christine Mayle.
Now in its eighth year, Oscar’s Book Prize celebrates the best in storytelling for under-fives, crowning the UK’s best picture book. The prize was created to remember Oscar Ashton, who was three-and-a-half when he died from an undetected heart condition in 2012.
Sharon M. Draper's beautifully written novel, Blended about an eleven-year-old's struggle to be herself not what or how other people see her. Review by Anne Coates.