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.
Rebecca Bull reviews River Rose and the Magical Lullaby by Kelly Clarkson from Harper Collins Children's Books and the plus six Little Inventions titles by Raphael Fejto published by Firefly Books.
Anne Coates (with the help of Harriet aged six and a half) reviews David Walliams's ninth children's novel, The Midnight Gang, illustrated by Tony Ross.
Maths teacher Natasha D'Souza reviews Easy as PI: Maths Made Simple by Liz Strachan.
Illustrated by Chris Mould, The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig is the perfect read for the festive season, writes Anne Coates.
A YA story of family life and coming to terms with loss and grief, Minty by Christina Banach is an engaging read for adults too, as Anne Coates discovered.
The lack of diversity and inclusion in children’s literature is an on-going issue. Tola Okogwu writes about her inspiration for Daddy Do My Hair? Beth's Twists her first children's picture book that explores the relationship between her husband and daughter.
This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist: Imagine, Experiment, and Create by the Science Museum, illustrated by Harriet Russell, published by Thames & Hudson. Reviewed by Arden Murphy-Viner, age eight.
The Cat and the King is by one of the country's favourite illustrators and author of picture books Nick Sharratt. Anne Coates reviews his first novel.
Using what looks like a device to encourage young enquiring minds is another inspired idea from DK Books. Anne Coates takes a look at How Super Cool Stuff Works.
Award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has produced another fabulous book, this time expliaing how it feels to be different. Anne Coates reviews Odd Dog Out.
Through the Forest by Steffie Brocoli and Catherine Bidet – a thoughtful yet creative introduction to the fascinating world of nature, writes Laura Chambers.
This summer Puffin adds 20 new titles to its A Puffin Book Collection bringing timeless and unforgettable stories to life for a new generation to discover.