Best New Books

There are some wonderful new books being published every month. So we are regularly reviewing newly published children's and young people's books so you know which are the best to choose for your children.

Be guided by your child and take time out to browse together in the library and bookshop. Remember, you know your child best, so you are the best judge of the right book for them. Check back here regularly. Also look at books in different age ranges as these might appeal as well.

For ideas on making good use of libraries, as well as plenty of book-related resources, see our Library and Study Skills page.

Non-fiction (fact)

Age 5-7
Age 7-11
Age 11+
All ages
Raintree Books
Raintree Books produce a fantastic range of books for schools and libraries.
Around the UK
Find out more about the UK. Includes a section on London. 
Cookery books

Fun in the kitchen for all the family.
Study guides
Workbooks to give extra practice and study guides to reinforce work done in school. 
Homework help
A variety of books, all of which will help children with their homework.
DVD stories
Popular characters from fiction brought to life in sound and vision. 
Myths & Legends
Traditional tales from around the world. 
Shakespeare's plays, including graphic versions.
Contemporary poetry. 
General educational information and resources to help parents and teachers. 
Activity books
Keep children entertained whilst learning with this super range of activity books. 
Olympic Games
Books and worksheets to mark the 2012 London Games. 
Kids IQ
A supplier of excellent value children's books. 
The Reading Habit
Sets of non-fiction books at great prices.
Baby Bright 
A unique infant learning range developed in conjunction with Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A range of books to make early language learning easy and enjoyable.
Non fiction books to help young people moving on to new experiences in life.
A range of books covering a variety of religious beliefs


Fiction (story)

Baby & toddler
Books for the very youngest children to enjoy, including board books and first picture books. 
Age 2-5
Parents are the best judge of books which are suited to their own children, so our age ranges are just guidelines. Children of all ages enjoy picture books.
Age 5-11
Story books ranging from first chapter books with simple sentences to novels for 11 year olds.
Age 11 & over 
Teen and Young Adult fiction.
Graphic novels

Books in this section, with their bright cartoon-style illustrations, will appeal to all ages. Many classic novels are produced in this genre.
Short stories

Short stories are a great way to gain pleasure from reading at all ages.
Learning to read
Graded readers from leading educational publishers to help children learn to read.
Books to Aid Reading

Books written especially to help children with reading difficulties. Includes books from specialist publishers such as Barrington Stoke and Ransom Books.

 Reviews and book descriptions are carried out by a professional librarian especially for us - we don't just regurgitate the blurb from the dust cover!


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