Children's Books

Who is your favourite villain?

The Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl's The Witches is maybe the scariest, Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events might be the meanest.. and what about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named...


What book has the best villains in it?

WWI Centenary

Find booklists, resources and useful links to help children use books to better understand World War I.


(Image from the National Library of Scotland)

How well do you know your nursery rhymes?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers...but what's a peck? How well do you really know your nursery rhymes?

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  • WWI Centenary 2
  • Nursery Rhymes: the quiz! 3

Books we love: October 2014

Find out what new books we are recommending in October.

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