Our picture book of the month is a handy guide for little 'uns in charge of their errant grandparents for the day - and we've got 50 copies to give away. http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/picture-book-of-the-month

It is important for children to get used to spending time with babysitters and other caregivers besides mom and dad. Here is a list of books which portray babysitters in a positive light and can help with first time babysitter jitters!

Our Jubilee-tastic choice for June 2012 book of the month

Tea with the Queen, knickers decorated with corgis and Peppa Pig: Children's books celebrating the Diamond Jubilee - Parentdish UK

Our book of the month for April 2012

Buy The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over

Our picture book for October is the delightful Snow, by Sam Usher. Every child loves a snow day – no school and snowball fights galore! But Boy has to wait for his Grandad. Trying to hurry him up, Sam tells Grandad all the other kids have gone to the park... and all the local dogs... and all the zoo animals! http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/picture-book-of-the-month

Our February book of the month is Snow! Lots of wintery fun to be had with this lovely picturebook by Sam Usher.

We're extra delighted to announce our October kids' book of the month, The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories - Ten Prize-winning Stories From Mumsnet and Gransnet, because it was written entirely by mumsnetters and gransnetters! And we have 50 copies to give away. http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/kids-book-of-the-month

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Ten lucky winners will each receive a copy of Harriet Whitehorn’s sparkling debut novel, Violet and the Pearl of the Orient. Perfect for Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman fans age 7 years and over.  Fill in the form on our giveaway page. Closes on 8 September.  http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/giveaways/violet-and-the-pearl-of-the-orient

Buy Violet and the Pearl of the Orient by Harriet Whitehorn, Becka Moor from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over

August's kids' book of the month is a brilliantly funny survival handbook for avoiding danger. We are delighted to have 50 copies to give away. To enter the draw simply fill out the form at: http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/kids-book-of-the-month

Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, Danger is Everywhere is a brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud August 2014 Paperback

This remarkable book is part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. We have 50 copies to give away - to enter the draw please fill out the form here: http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/kids-book-of-the-month?utm_campaign=Gransnet+newsletter+01.05.14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Gransnet+Newsletter

Lovely illustration: A First Book of Nature: Nicola Davies, Mark Hearld

Our kids' book of the month for April is a simple story about grief, and the continuation of life, as a tortoise mourns her lost friend. Pockety is a tale for young and old, and for anyone who has ever loved. The suggested reading age is 7+. We have 50 copies to give away - enter the draw here: http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/kids-book-of-the-month?utm_campaign=Gransnet+newsletter+10.04.14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Gransnet+Newsletter

Pockety : The Tortoise Who Lived As She Pleased (Paperback) (Florence Seyvos)

Our book of the month for May 2012

The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp E KEM Lonely Princess Sue longs to leave her castle tower, but when her prince finally rescues her, she realizes she is destined for a less traditional partner.

What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/picture-book-of-the-month.

Our picture book of the month is Wide-awake Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley, a simple, gentle and fun story that explores friendship, the seasons and animal behaviour through the eyes of a much-loved hedgehog.

The Bolds http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/kids-book-of-the-month

A varied list of laugh out loud and charming books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid for kids who love that series but want to try something new.

Katy

by Jacqueline Wilson Language: English; Katy Carr is a lively daredevil oldest sister in a big family.

A must-have for book lovers everywhere, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar is the exciting debut from Emily MacKenzie, and our first picture book of the month of 2015.

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar is the debut picture book from UK illustrator Emily Mackenzie. Ralfy isn't your average rabbit. Yep, he loves books.

This book allows you to get creative and then start all over again with a simple wipe down thanks to its wipe clean surface and the wipe clean pen provided. We are delighted to have 50 copies to give away. To enter the draw simply fill out the form: http://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/picture-book-of-the-month

Share this wipe clean activity book with your child to encourage imagination and practise dexterity and fine motor skills. With a wipe clean pen and coated pages, your child can draw, wipe the page, then start again.

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