Children's Books

The Five of Us: 'a gesture of solidarity'

Sir Quentin Blake talks to Booktrust about his new title The Five of Us and shares how his original inspiration for an inclusive book eventually became a reality.


In honour of Roald Dahl Day, taking place on 13 September this year (and throughout the month), we want to know your favourite Roald Dahl book!

Reading the Roald Dahl menu

Eating can be a tricky business when you're in one of Roald Dahl's books. For all the delicious and fun foods, there are equally dangerous and disgusting ones! How well do you know your way around Roald Dahl's menu?

  • Sir Quentin Blake's inclusive book 1
  • What's your favourite Roald Dahl book? 2
  • Reading the Roald Dahl menu 3

Books we love

Our favourite books in September include murderous cakes in space and a philosphical fish...

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