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 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.
Mesmeris the first book in a trilogy by K E Coles makes compelling reading as Anne Coates discovered.
Grids: A Drawing Books for Squares by Jacke Bahbout is reviewed by Arden Viner (aged eight) with a little help from her father, Phil.
Paint by Sticker™ is a wonderful reinvention of the old painting by numbers many of us remember. Paint by Sticker™ from Workman is perfect for small hands as Harriet demonstrated for Anne Coates.
Author Jack Croxall reviews Sharon Sant's latest YA novel: Storm Child.