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.
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.
Hours of fun ahead with LEGO Nexo Knights, Ultimate Sticker Book, published by DK, writes Daniel Manning.
Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft, Smile Cry written by Tania McCartney and published by EK Books introduces cyoung children to feelings, reviewed by Laura Chambers.
The first in a trilogy by M.G. Leonard and published by Chicken House, Beetle Boy will enthral young readers and adults alike, writes Anne Coates.
Fiction reflecting the concerns and issues of modern day children and teenagers is highlighted in the shortlists for the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2016, announced today, Thursday 11 February. While popular trends in children’s fiction such as fantasy, humour and adventure are all present and correct, it is notable how many authors are turning to reality “in all its shades of light and dark” for their inspiration.
Jack Croxall, himself a writer of YA fiction, reviews White Lies by Zoë Markham.
The 2015 Costa Children's Book Award Winner, Frances Hardinge, is the author of The Lie Tree published by Macmillan Children's Books.