Recommendations for children
Recommended book lists
You can browse and choose your own items to borrow from your local library, request books via our Select and Collect service or download ebooks or eAudiobooks.
Black History Month 2022
Celebrate this special month with us. Every library has a display of Black History books for you to borrow. We also have a wide selection of digital books for you to download and read or listen to. We also have adult collections for you to sample
Black History Month EBooks for Children and Young Adults
Black History Month EAudioBooks for Children and Young Adults
Black History Month Digital Books for Adults
Black History Month EBooks for Adults
National Poetry Day
Celebrate National Poetry Day with a poem. Here are our recommended poetry books for children.
Join in the annual celebration of the Windrush Generation's contribution to British society with these insightful reads for children.
LGBTQ+ History Month
We’re celebrating LGBTQ+ History month with these books.
Counting for early years
Great stories to help with counting:
Picture books for counting (PDF 231 KB)
The Reading Well initiative recommends titles to help children understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times.
Many of the books on this list cover topics that children and families may be experiencing including; worry, loss and bereavement.
Find a good book for your child
These websites will help you find a good read.
For Early Years
For 5 to 11 year olds
- Books for Keeps
- Fantastic Fiction
- Good Reads
- Reading Zone
- Who Next...? (Search for your favourite authors and find new ones you'll want to try. Login using your library card number)
Recommended websites for children
Borrow a book from the library or borrow an ebook or audiobook online.