In Loco Parentis (8-11)

13 books featuring great guardians and mentors

Sometimes (well, fairly often, in children's books) parents aren't around, for one reason or another. And when that happens, someone else needs to step in and act as a surrogate mum and/or dad. Sometimes those replacements fail horribly at their job (we're looking at you, Dursleys and wicked fairytale stepparents!) but other times they not only step up to the plate, they knock it straight out of the park. This list celebrates some of those.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: parents, 8-11