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Childhood Favourites

The Gruffalo
Harry Potter

Recommended by our booksellers

Christmas With the Savages by Philip Kerr
The Shepherd's Crown

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Our 10 favourite fictional schools

Book List

From learning magic to madcap teachers, here are our pick of fictional schools from children's books. Still waiting for that owl from Hogwarts...


Patrick Ness

Author Profile

With his new novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, being published, we profile the much-loved American-born British author, perhaps best known for his CILIP Carnegie Medal-winning A Monster Calls.


Children's Book of the Month - Listen to the Moon

Blog Post

Bookseller Isabel Popple reviews September's Book of the Month choice and we have an extract of the first chapter for you to enjoy.


the Waterstones Children's Laureate

Illustrator, cartoonist and writer Chris Riddell is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2015-2017 and Waterstones booksellers are proud to support him as he champions reading and illustration in his new role. Go Chris!

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Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell

Adorning our bookshelves are the best and most inspiring books for children of all ages - absorbing activity books and early learning books for toddlers, as well as a wealth of children’s picture books for younger readers. There's a carnival of fantastic children’s fiction books and children’s reference books too.

Shopping for a teenager or young adult? Browse books for teens or young adult fiction.