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.
Parenting Without Tears has reviewed most of Jack Croxall's books and he has reviewed other Young Adult fiction for us. Here he tells us about his passion for the genre and how he came to write YA.
The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field has been announced as the winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2017. Chosen from a shortlist of five titles in a search for the best book for under-fives that have been published in the past year, Oscar’s Book Prize is a celebration of children’s literature supported by Amazon and the National Literacy Trust.
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and R W Alley, Paddington's Finest Hour is a brand new adventure about everyone's favourite bear from Darkest Peru, written by Michael Bond. Reviewed by Anne Coates.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat was first published 60 years ago. HarperCollins Children's Books is celebrating with a special 60th birthday edition of a book which has become a beloved classic, which includes a pull-out birthday card to be coloured in.
There are ten books that you can choose to buy with you £1 World Book Day voucher. Alternatively you can put the voucher towards a book that costs more than £2.99. See the ten books which range from those for preschool children to teens in KS3.
Where's the Ballerina? by Abigail Goh and Anna Claybourne is a lovely book to treasure and dip into which will appeal to both boys and girls in the six to nine age range. A perfect introduction to classic ballets, writes Anne Coates.
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.