Welcome to the children’s page!
Here you will find information about the children’s section of the library, book recommendations and reviews, and links to other sites about children’s books. The Homework Help section provides links to resources on the Internet which are there to make homework a bit easier.
About the children’s section
The Lit & Phil has a rapidly growing collection of children’s books, with something for children of all ages. We have books by a variety of authors, including:
There are loads of fun picture books and also information books too. What’s more, if you’re a member of the library, you can request a book for us to have in our collection and then be the first to read it! You can also get drinks, cakes and biscuits in the library, to enjoy while you get lost in a good book.
Music and audio books
Did you know that the Lit & Phil also has a collection of music and audio books for children? We have lots of books on CD, ranging from the classics to contemporary fiction by Lemony Snicket, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, and many more. Junior members can add Gramophone membership onto their subscriptions for only an extra £6 a year, and can borrow 5 CDs or DVDs at a time.
Books of the month
The bride's farewell by Meg Rosoff
On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees - determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. And then she meets a hunter - infuriating, mysterious and cold. His fate appears to be strangely entwined with her own. Will he help her to find out what she seeks? Or must she continue to wander the earth, searching for love and lost things... (taken from inside jacket of book)
Morris the Mankiest Monster by Giles Andreae and Sarah McIntyre
It's years since he last changed his t-shirt, it's crusty and crawling with ants. His shoes are all slurpy and squelchy inside and potatoes grow out of his pants. Morris is sweet, charming and...completely disgusting! Kids will love him. Are you brave enough to open the most revolting children's book of the year? (taken from back cover)
Classic reads available at the Lit & Phil
0-3 Age group
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
4-7 Age group
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Owl babies by Martin Waddell
8-11 Age group
Tom’s midnight garden by Philippa Pearce
Skellig by David Almond
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper
Northern lights by Philip Pullman
The hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
You can search our catalogue for the books you would like to read – this can be accessed from the link on the home page.
The list below provides links to useful websites about children’s books.
We have lots of information books to help you with your homework, covering every kind of subject from the fire ants of South America to the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, library staff will always be happy to try and help you find what you need.
Websites to help with homework
Send us a review
Have you read a book from the library that you’d love to tell other people about? If so, send us a review and we’ll put it on the website for others to see. Send your review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in touch
We would love to hear what you think about the children’s section at the Lit & Phil and this page on the website. Let us know your views by emailing email@example.com or by phoning (0191) 232 0192.