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As well as the usual stuff such as renewing your books you can do loads of other things too including finding lots of new books to reserve and read, what books have won awards, and get free online homework help. 

Have you got a tablet? Check out the free eBooks that you can read.

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Kimberley from Beverley Library recommends these books Kimberley from Beverley Library recommends these books

Hello everyone, my name is Kimberley and I am the librarian at Beverley Library. I am very proud to be the first librarian to recommend some books on our new Childrens page for you to read.

See my reviews below each book and if you want to read any of the books, just click Reserve. 


This book introduces children to their brain in an enjoyable and colourful way. But don’t think adults won’t be interested in reading it as well. Learning together is really enjoyable and we particularly liked what the brain does while you are awake and asleep, and what makes animals yawn.

Throughout the book there are fun brainteasers to test children's memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.

A really great children’s book that will get children and adults thinking. (See what I did there!).


This story is so sweet and the pictures are brilliant. Douglas tries hugging a rock, a tree, a bush, a sheep, an owl and a rabbit, but it was only his mum who could give the right hug because the "best hugs are from someone I love".

The pictures of different types of hugs at the end are an added treat because children will want to hug the grown ups so much!



The Apprentice Witch is a children's novel that would appeal to fans of Harry Potter and I would suggest is suitable for children with a reading age of 11 and above.

I felt there were a few life messages in this book, for example persevering when everything seems to be against you. 

The main character is Arianwyn but I shortened it to Wyn. I really enjoyed this adventure story with heart and compassion and look forward to reading more about the adventures, and misadventures, of Wyn.


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Suggested books for baby's and toddlers Suggested books for baby's and toddlers

BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading and is the UK's largest children's reading charity.

Their flagship programme Bookstart reaches every child in England and Wales in their first year.

BookTrust books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to encourage the reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility, and is also a huge pleasure in itself. 

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Suggested books for 8 to 11 years Suggested books for 8 to 11 years
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Each month we will focus on four subjects that may interest you or help you with your study. Or just search the catalogue yourself to find what you want.

You also have free access to the Britannica Online Junior and Student editions. 

Britannica Online for Juniors is designed for students aged 5 to 11
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Britannica Online for Students is designed for students aged 12 to 18
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Children's eBooks Children's eBooks

Visit our eBooks website
and go to Browse then Genre for loads of free to loan children's eBooks

How do I borrow an eBook?

Overall Winner


Illustrated Book Winner


Overall Winner


Winner of the Younger Children's category


Overall Winner



Winner - Best book with facts


When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.


  • in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+
  • by genre and theme
  • graphic novels, read out loud titles, short stories and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • prize-winning children’s books
  • by country of birth of authors

Go to Who Next? (You will need your library card number to log in)