8 best Burma books

Get the most out of Southeast Asia’s final frontier with some well-chosen literature

11 best new fiction books

From billionaires experimenting with cryogenics to Shakespeare told by a foetus, dive into this year’s best novels 

7 best political biographies

From insights into the lives of America’s two would-be presidents to tales of triumph over Isis, get stuck into one of these newly published or reissued tomes

11 best Roald Dahl gifts

From whizzpopping toys to dictionaries explaining Gobblefunk, get a present to delight any Dahl devotee 

9 best pencil cases

Encourage kids to get writing this National Stationery Week with the right desk candy 

10 best history books

From Mary Beard on Ancient Rome to tales of Soviet espionage, delve into the past with these recently published works

10 best spy books

Enjoying The Night Manager on BBC? Read the original and other new and reissued tales of sleuthing and intrigue 

10 best books for babies

Keep little ones entertained with engaging stories, sweet illustrations and interactive pages