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 31st Mar 2018

Our next children’s book group session will be looking and talking about ‘Emil and the Detectives’ by Erich Kastner.  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…………

If Mrs Tischbein had known the amazing adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she’d never have let him go. Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back – and when he teams up with the detectives he meets in Berlin, it’s just the start of a marvellous money-retrieving adventure . .


A classic and influential story, Emil and the Detectives remains an enthralling read




Next Young Adult Bookgroup – Saturday 31st March 2018

Our teenage bookies will be discussing the wonderful classic fantasy, ‘A Wiizard of Earthsea’. Let us know if you would like to join the group – the only cost involved is buying the book!

About the book………

The first book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest – and surely the greatest voyager – is the man called Sparrowhawk.

As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him – with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.





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.