Children's Books

Children reviewing their latest reads

Northern Irish book blogger, Karen Gribbon, and her three book-loving daughters have teamed up with Booktrust Northern Ireland to share with you reviews of their latest reads.

Monday 25 August

In place of his intended post, Philip Ardagh takes you through a slideshow of some beautiful images from Chris Riddell, Sarah McIntyre, Chris Close and a fan who has created a Philip Ardagh out of Loom Bands.

Including diversity in illustrated books

Booktrust's Alexandra Strick asked Margaret Chamberlain, illustrator of Made by Raffi, to tell us how she set out to reflect the book's messages about inclusion and diversity in her artwork.

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Books we love

Our favourite books in August include dragons, dinosaurs, cats, aliens, explorers, dangerologists, art lovers, and Mr. Tweed.

Booklists for children

Want to know what the best books for children aged 6-8 are? Looking for books about going to school for the first time? Or do you need some inspiration for a new detective story? Browse our booklists for new ideas on what to read.

How many have you read?

With your help we made a list of the 100 best children's books from the past 100 years. Take the quizzes below to see how many you've read!

Malorie Blackman is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman has been appointed as the eighth Children's Laureate, taking over from Julia Donaldson. Find out about what Malorie has been doing during her time in the role so far.

Philip Ardagh - Writer in Residence

Every Monday Philip Ardagh will be blogging on the Booktrust website. He will bring lots of laughs, as well as a particular focus on his love for libraries and the importance of the place of disability in children's books. 

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