Children's books: 7 and under

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Foxes on the run; a feathered detective; the rescue of the Titanic; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I feel so lucky’: in conversation with the late, beloved Jill Murphy
During one of her final interviews the author of the Worst Witch and the Large Family talked about her life, illness and true ‘greatest achievement’

Donna Ferguson

22, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A zombie thriller, a flooded world, poetry and a very worried pig … plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Smartest Giant in Town review – a very tall tale
Nutty animals and witty puppetry liven up this at times bleak version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s picture book

Miriam Gillinson

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Teaching consent to toddlers: ‘I’m happy we’re starting to have this conversation’
New Australian kids’ books are helping parents and carers introduce children to the concept of boundaries and bodily autonomy

Clare Millar

02, Jun, 2021 @3:32 AM

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Eric Carle obituary
Illustrator and author of classic children’s books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Julia Eccleshare

27, May, 2021 @12:11 PM

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My kids won’t even pick up a book – and it is definitely all my fault | Zoe Williams
Reading has brought me endless joy, but I have accidentally crushed my children’s enthusiasm. It is a terrible indictment

Zoe Williams

07, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Meghan’s first book for children explores ‘bond between father and son’
Duchess of Sussex draws on her life with Prince Harry and son Archie in picture book debut The Bench, to be published next month

04, May, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Forget about irony, witty writing is all it takes to capture a child's imagination | Emma Brockes
Timeless books by authors such as Beverly Cleary bring far more joy than those that give a knowing wink to parents, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

04, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Bravery, hope and escape: the best books to cheer up kids in lockdown
From polar bears to murder mysteries, Katherine Rundell’s picks will make long days feel shorter and a small world seem larger

Katherine Rundell

22, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We read books to my daughter from birth, which enriched all our lives
A difficult pregnancy meant the only item I dared buy for my unborn child was a book. When she arrived we read it to her every day

Donna Ferguson

06, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
From bonding over bees and a deft exploration of race to a lipstick-loving toddler, the latest illustrated stories are a joy

Imogen Carter

09, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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