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50 Brilliant Children's Books Coming this Autumn

50 Brilliant Books Coming this Autumn

Nothing gets us more excited than getting to read some of the best children’s books before they come out and sharing our favourites with you.

This autumn is packed with brilliant new releases and we have been busy reading early copies of everything from board books for babies to young adult fiction.

Here is a sneak peek at what is coming up this autumn: the books we think will be the most buzzed about, the hidden gems and, most importantly, the stories children will love. 

Our top 10 includes a mix of beautiful picture books, thrilling middle grade, fascinating non-fiction and hilarious chapter books. There are books from bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Abi Elphinstone, much anticipated additions to popular series like The Treehouse books and Nevermoor, as well as fiction from talented new authors.

These ten are the books you won’t want to miss, but there are of course plenty of other exciting new releases too. Scroll down to find out the books you’ll be hearing about for every age plus some brilliant non-fiction reads too.

Keep your eyes peeled on our giveaways page for your own chance to win, read and review these awesome books in the next few months, we hope you love them as much as we did.

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Dog Gone

A brand-new, wonderfully waggy story of one dog day afternoon, from the genius behind the #DrawWithRob phenomenon and the bestselling and award-winning Blown Away !

Every dog has his Dave (or otherwise-named human)... but on a walk in the park, the adorable Teddy the pug, loses his!

And when Teddy finds himself at the shed of the TERRIBLE TROLL in the woods, he might find more than he bargained for... a new friend.

Packed with delight, dogs, and even a Dave, this hilariously funny and exquisitely illustrated new book from the incredible Rob Biddulph, the creative star behind the viral and phenomenal #DrawWithRob, will have you panting for more!

This is the perfect story for boys and girls of 4+, and dog-lovers everywhere, to share with their families! Roll around in the rhymes and enjoy Rob Biddulph's trademark warm-hearted humour.

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Pirate Stew: The show-stopping new picture book, from number-one bestselling Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and - for one boy and his sister - he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some PIRATE STEW. Pirate Stew! Pirate Stew! Pirate Stew for me and you! Pirate Stew, Pirate Stew Eat it and you won't be blue You can be a pirate too! Marvellously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old. With a deliciously rhyming text from master storyteller Neil Gaiman, and spellbinding illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell, three-times-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this is the picture book of the year! Joyful, quirky and action-packed, it makes a spectacular and magical gift.

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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief: Book 4

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can't wait for you to join her on her FOURTH ninja adventure! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law.

Toto and her friends are due to be looking after the French ambassador on a day of sightseeing, finishing at the Tower of London to see the animal world's crown jewels: a sacred diamond cat collar.

But when they arrive, the collar has disappeared - and what's worse, it looks like Toto's boss Larry is responsible, with Toto as his accomplice! Toto is almost arrested, but she escapes to try and get to the bottom of the mystery and clear her name.

She and her friends will have to follow some strange clues that will take them to a secret bookshop, Buckingham Palace and the rats' underground city in the sewers... Can they defeat an unexpected villain and bring the thief to justice?

Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids!

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The Midnight Guardians

Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest...

When Col's childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians - a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight - Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.

But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.

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Kicking Off: Dick, Kerr Girls

The remarkable story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies is brought to young readers for the very first time by award winning and CILIP Carnegie nominated Eve Ainsworth. It's 1917, and Britain is at war. Shy teenager Hettie wants to help the war effort, and signs up to work in the local Dick, Kerr & Co. munitions factory. She's nervous, but she has no idea quite how much her life is about to change ... For, inside this factory are young women who are about to make sporting history. Can Hettie find the courage to join them, and in doing so, find her own place in the world? Based on the thrilling true story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies team - football's forgotten legends.

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow Book 3

   Discover the magical world of Nevermoor and the adventures of Morrigan Crow, in this bestselling, award-winning series for fans of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.  
 
   'Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical ... quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years' Robin Stevens, author of  Murder Most Unladylike  .  
 
 Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts, and control the power that threatens to consume her.
 
 But a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. And with the city she loves in a state of fear, Morrigan quickly realises it's up to her to find a cure for the Hollowpox, even if it will put her - and everyone in Nevermoor - in more danger than she ever imagined.

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Jungledrop

Praise for Abi Elphinstone!
'Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful' Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series

'The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible' Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe
'Abi Elphinstone has created a complete world so believably and effortlessly, I can only marvel' Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild Trilogy
'Brimming with enchantment and adventure' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
'Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to CS Lewis' The Times


'Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more powerful than a child in possession of a plan.'

Eleven-year-old twins, Fox and Fibber, have been rivals for as long as they can remember. Only one of them will inherit the family fortune and so a race is afoot to save the dwindling Petty-Squabble empire and win the love of their parents.

But when the twins are whisked off to Jungledrop, a magical Unmapped Kingdom in charge of conjuring our world's weather, things get wildly out of hand. An evil harpy called Morg is on the loose. And if she finds the long-lost Forever Fern before the twins, both Jungledrop and our world will crumble.

Suddenly, Fox and Fibber find themselves on an incredible adventure in a glow-in-the-dark rainforest full of golden panthers, gobblequick trees and enchanted temples. But, with the fate of two worlds in their hands, will the twins be able to work together for once to defeat Morg and her dark magic?

Live a life filled with adventure with Abi Elphinstone in this magical series where a whole new world is waiting to be discovered...

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The 130-Storey Treehouse

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse , the tenth amazing book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series.

Andy and Terry have added another thirteen levels of crazy fun to their every-growing treehouse. Join millions of readers worldwide in this wacky new adventure - a laugh-out-loud story told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations in a shiny 10th book special edition!

With 130 amazing levels to discover in the Treehouse series and a World of Treehouse Activity series too, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

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Dare to Be You: Defy Self-Doubt, Fearlessly Follow Your Own Path and Be Confidently You!

From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, Dare to Be You .

What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in?

If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then this book is for you.

Because guess what? There's no such thing as normal.

Drawing examples from sport, science and even business, Dare to Be You empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. With You Are Awesome 's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights and inspiring real-life examples, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, Matthew Syed introduces children to the power of diverse thinking.

When you stop doubting yourself, embrace change and let your kindness loose, you become your own action hero. This groundbreaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to grow into happy adults who know - and, more importantly, LIKE - themselves.

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Baby Books

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PICTURE BOOKS

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Fiction 6 to 8

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Illustrated Books

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Fiction 9+

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Non-Fiction and Reference

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wintery/christmassy books

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Fiction 11+

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Books for post-covid

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