Children's Books

Win Over the Hills and Far Away

This November we're very glad to be able to give away two copies of Over the Hills and Far Away - a collection of nursery rhymes from around the English-speaking world that you just won't tire of.


Two copies are for you - one for you to keep, and one to give away.

Interview: inclusive books

Booktrust consultant Alexandra Strick talks to author Vanessa Curtis about her new novel The Baking Life of Amelie Day, and creating inclusive books which successfully inform readers without making disability or illness an 'issue'.

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Hairy Maclary online story book

Read along with the online Hairy Maclary story book - or watch it with signing!

Books we love: November 2014

Find out what new books we are recommending in November.

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. 

Find out more about Philip Ardagh