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.

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.

Booklists for children

Looking for the best books for 8-year-olds? Or books that are great to read out loud? We have many booklists for every occassion!

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.

Join the Club

Join the Book Club and get started on your reading journal, see what the other members are up to and get reading!

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.

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.