Best Children’s books for 2017 – Stocking fillers’ inspiration


Do you need Stocking fillers’ inspiration? Check London Mums’ best children’s books for 2017 and pick the perfect book to unwrap children’s imaginations this Christmas. I am a bookworm and I know that not everybody would appreciate books as much as I do but all kids love story telling especially if you read to them. Being read a story is a treat that was a theme of my Lauren Child’s interview – she is London Mums’ magazine cover lady this Winter.

Here is a selection of picture books and youth novels reviewed and recommended by London Mums and Kids’ Club in 2017. Most of these books made to the top of our coffee table and have been selected as books of the week. Enjoy and let us know which one is your favourite for 2017!

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud


Sherlock meets Ghostbusters in this spooky series about teenage ghost-hunting detectives. The Empty Grave is final book in the Lockwood saga. Join Lucy, Lockwood, George and Holly for one last time as they battle ghosts and humans for truth and justice in this breath-taking finale to the bestselling series. Set five months after the events of The Creeping Shadow, the fifth instalment of the critically acclaimed series takes the members of the ramshackle Detection Agency into the Fittes Mausoleum. There they will discover the body of the fabled psychic, Marissa Fittes. If she decided to stick around…


The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell, hardback £12.99

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series – set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they’re going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort, where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring…



The Movie Making Book

The Movie Making Book by Dan Farrell and Donna Bamford


The perfect book to educate and entertain children in making their own films all holiday, from the two founding directors of Sparks Film and Media Arts

Little People, Big Dreams Series


With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world.

From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!


Boogie Bear by David Walliams & illustrated by Tony Ross


London Mums’ picture book of the week is Boogie Bear by David Walliams and funnily illustrated by Tony Ross. We enjoyed it because it has a lot more words than ordinary picture books and is hilarious. What increases the fun factor is the use of invented words and expressions by Walliams in the same style of Roald Dahl. Walliams is in fact considered Dahl’s successor.



Legendary Journeys about space and trains

There’s something about spacecrafts and trains that fascinates children and parents alike. There’s a new beautiful book series called Legendary Journeys dedicated to those engineering wonders that we will never stop admiring.







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