Children's Books

Here are the best book recommendations for children's books, all read and selected by the BookTrust team. We offer monthly roundups of the best new books, booklists, and the ever-popular list of 100 best books for children.


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.

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!

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.

Chris Riddell: Waterstones Children's Laureate

Chris Riddell is the ninth Children's Laureate (until 2017), taking over from Malorie Blackman. Find out about what Chris has been doing during his time in the role so far.

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!