Children's Books

Book Trust brings you the best book recommendations for children's books. We offer monthly roundups of the best new books, booklists, and the ever-popular 100 best books for children booklist.


Whether you're looking for recommended books, the best children's books, the most popular children's books, books for 5 year olds, books for 11 year olds, or just information on children's books, this is the place for you.

Is there an age up to which happy endings are required?

In this week's blog I talk about the importance of Amnesty International and how I was able to incorporate their work in a school visit.

Book Trust's 100 Best Books

This is our list of the 100 best children's books from the past 100 years: the ultimate list of the 100 books to read before you're 14. The list is split into the 25 best books for ages 0-5; 6-8; 9-11; and 12-14.

Quizzes, competitions, online story books

Read along with online story books, watch with signing, take our quizzes or see if you can win any books in our competitions.

Chris Riddell is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2015-2017

Chris Riddell has been appointed as the ninth Children's Laureate, taking over from Malorie Blackman. Find out about what Chris has been doing during his time in the role so far.

Sita Brahmachari - Writer in Residence

Every Monday Sita Brahmachari will be blogging on the Book Trust website. She will be championing diversity in children’s books. She is also keen to hear from young people and those who work with them, about the impact of diverse representations in stories.