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.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is one of the most famous Christmas stories. Here one of the most popular children's illustrators brings the story to life – a perfect partnership for Anne Coates who reviews Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol.
A new gift edition of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has been published by Scholastic to coincide with the animated film to be shown on BBC One Christmas 2015.
Dan and Mo Hanning were really impressed with Thames & Hudson publication – Dinosaurs: My Beastly Activity Book by Victor Escandell as you will see from their review.
Barefoot Books' Oxford Studio is closing in December and as a thank you for the support they have received during the past five years are offering books at a 30 to 50 per cent and more if you shop online. Plus there's ten per cent extra discount for our readers.
With Teapot and the Dragon, Nick Jordan has created a fantastical and quirky new world, in which friendship, learning to grow with self-confidence and becoming your own person are the central, heartfelt themes. Reviewed by Dan and Mo Hanning.
Published by Thames & Hudson, Making Faces! by Jacky Bahout and Mamoko Kudo provides hours of creative entertainment, write Mo and Dan Manning.
Switch I.T. Off! Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees is the cheapest "smartphone" you'll find – made with paper and full of facts and fun to keep you screen free and connected to people in real life, writes Anne Coates.
Published by Thames & Hudson, Paper Zoo by Oscar Sabini provides a fabulous way to create animals out of collages. Anne Coates reviews.
Best Maths Book Ever from Dorling Kindersley is in fact a book of games designed to to encourage and stimulate numeracy in five to eight year olds. Harriet and Anne Coates enjoyed the experiences.
A beautiful and imaginative book, It Must Have Been You by Zanib Mian and illustrated by Fatima Mian, will resonate with parents and children alike, writes Anne Coates.
Journey Back to the Great Before by Zaro Weil, reviewed by Anne Coates.