Children’s Books

Little Red Lion Children’s Bookshop

 We have a large children’s section here and always welcome children to the shop. Climb aboard the Red Lion boat (or is it a train or a plane?). Or play with our much loved Percy Pig,  Spot the Dog and Blue Kangaroo.

Come and see the fantastic range of books. You’ll find the best of old favourites as well as brilliant new books coming out each week.  Our stock ranges from baby books and first readers right through to John Green’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and other exciting teenage thrillers.

We always keep a large selection of beautiful illustrated hardback editions of classic children’s stories and fairy tales. So if you’re looking for something special there are wonderful editions of Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland and all the other classics.



Children’s Book Groups

Get reading, get talking and get involved.

We have two children’s book groups meeting in the shop. One is for  8 – 12 yr olds (roughly) and one for teenagers reading and talking about Young Adult titles. Both groups meet monthly on Saturday afternoons. The emphasis is always on reading for enjoyment and sharing thoughts and ideas about books in a friendly, relaxed and supportive group. If you think you might like to come along then just ask in the shop for more details or pick up a leaflet about the next meetings.


Next Children’s Book Group – Saturday 24th February 2018

Our next children’s book group session will be looking and talking about ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown. Entry to the group is by purchase of the book – £6.99. Please call in at the shop to book your place.

About the book…………


When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island.

She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is – but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home – until, one day, her mysterious past comes back to haunt her.From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heart warming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.



Next Young Adult Bookgroup – Saturday 24th February 2018

Our teenage bookies will be discussing a great new title, ‘The Girl Who Saw Lions’ by Berlie Doherty. Let us know if you would like to join the group – the only cost involved is buying the book!

About the book……….


 Two girls, from very different places, are brought together in a tale of loss, courage and family. Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain. Rosa’s struggling to cope with her mum’s wish to adopt a child.


When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like sisters? From the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty, The Girl Who Saw Lions is a powerful and moving story, inspired by the author’s visit to Africa.




Famous Visitors at Red Lion Books

This is our friend Horrid Henry when he visited the shop recently. This picture is of Henry showing off outside the shop. And when he wasn’t showing off he was really being rather horrid to the people passing by.

We’ve also had visits from the Gruffalo, Spot the Dog, Postman Pat and Where’s Wally.

Watch out for our special activity days when  we have quizzes, treasure hunts and story telling in the shop.

We always have a selection of free bookmarks so you never need to lose your place in your book.