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.
The Big Book of Nature Art by Yuval Zoomer is a wealth of wonderful ideas for people of all ages to enjoy making from materials they would find naturally in gardens, parks and open spaces or from recycling. Christine Mayle and her grandchildren loved it.
Celebrating International Women's Day with a review of Tee and Mo: Only One Mum by Anne Coates.
Illustrated by Jessica Love and written by Mu'o'n Thi Van, I Love You Because I Love You is a perfect love story writes Anne Coates.
in this enchanting book, The Winter Wish published by HarperCollins, Helen Mortimer and Rachael Dean create a perfect warm glow with the magic of Christmas, writes Anne Coates.
Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, The Boy Who Lost His Spark by Maggie O'Farrell is a delightful story which will enchant readers, writes Anne Coates.
Published by Atom, an imprint of Little Brown, Monochrome by Jamie Costello is a totally gripping Young Adult (YA) thriller which will keep readers on the edges of their seats, writes Anne Coates.
Fancy a variation on a theme for a children's story? Then you can't go wrong with Goldilocks and the Three Crocodiles by Michael Rosen and illustrated by David Melling writes Anne Coates.
Two perfect little books from i-spy filled with fun activities for children on holidays or days out: Nature Challenge and Seaside Challenge reviewed by Anne Coates.
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.