Books for children

We always have a large selection of books in our children's department - please see our 'Young Browsers' page for full information.

Grandpa's Great Escape
by David Walliams
The latest hilarious offering from this much-loved writer.
A World Between Us
by Lydia Syson
A fascinating and moving account of a young nurse who has travelled to help the cause of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
Bears Don't Read
by Emma Chichester Clark
A bored bear finds a book in the forest and goes on a quest to find someone to teach him to read it.
Being Billy
by Phil Earle
A powerful story of rejection, hurt and disappointment but also giving hope and inspiration, about a boy who lives in care.
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
A powerful and moving account of a family sent from Lithuania, deported by the Soviets to Siberia at the beginning of the Second World War.
Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult
with Samantha Van Leer
What happens when the characters from a fairy tale don't keep to message. A lovely, coming of age book celebrating stories, written by the best-selling author with her daughter.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Comic illustrations, charming characters and a gripping storyline in a world where good will triumph. This is a brilliant, fun, uplifting story you'll want to read again and again.
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
with Emily Sutton
A charming story with astonishing illustration from the much-loved and hugely talented Emily Sutton with familiar scenes from the V&A Museum. There's so much to enjoy in this book!
by Martyn Bedford
Fourteen-year-old Alex wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom, and looking into the mirror he doesn't recognise himself. What has happened?
I Believe in Unicorns
by Michael Morpurgo
Children gather in the library for a story about a unicorn. These special times are threatened when war comes to the village. As usual with Michael Morpurgo, this story has many layers and is powerful and poignant.