Autumn book list

It is a great time to get outside and play in the crunchy falling leaves…or just cosy up indoors with a good book!

With the new school year well underway, our autumn book list offers great titles for children of all ages.

Baby to 3

Goodnight, Baby Moon Goodnight, Baby Moon

Perfect for reading with your child as the darker evenings draw in, Goodnight Baby Moon is a special bedtime story that follows a family of curious rabbits on their night-time walks. The design of the book includes a light-up LED moon to appeal to young children.

Lighting a Lamp Lighting a Lamp
By Jonny Zucker

This book gives your child a simple introduction to the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. Lighting a Lamp follows a family as they celebrate the festival by making rangoli patterns, lighting divas and watching a brilliant fireworks display.

Ten Little Monsters Ten Little Monsters
By Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

Follow 10 little monsters on their adventure into the night. There are lots of things to spot on every page to engage your little one in reading around Halloween and the chunky book format is perfect for little hands!

Age 3 to 5

Hugo Makes a Change Hugo Makes a Change
By Mauro Gatti and Scott Emmons

A rhyming story that follows Hugo the vampire as he switches red juicy meat for fruit and vegetables! This book is more cute than creepy, but still ideal for Halloween.

Funny Bones Funny Bones
By Allan and Janet Ahlberg

This Halloween classic is a not-so-scary book, perfect for little ones. Three skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, only to discover that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?!

Hibernation Hotel Hibernation Hotel
By John Kelly and Laura Brenlla

Bear and his friends check into the Hibernation Hotel to get some rest. The story is about getting what you want and then discovering what you need. It’s great for a bedtime chuckle with little ones who can’t get to sleep!

Autumn Autumn
By David Carter

A pop-up book that displays all the flora and fauna often found around autumn time. Pictures are labelled with simple text, which makes the book easy for young readers to understand and enjoy.

Age 5 to 7

Leo: A Ghost Story Leo: A Ghost Story
by Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson

Leo likes to draw and make delicious snacks, but he finds it hard to make friends because he’s a ghost. He’s very lonely, until he meets Jane and their adventures begin. A beautifully decorated book that tells a delightful story.

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook
By Shirley Hughes

Popular children’s character Alfie loves being outside. In the autumn section of this book, he plays in the garden and camps in the countryside!

Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail
By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Head outside for an autumn nature trail with the Gruffalo! This colourful book is packed with fun activities based around seeing and engaging with the outside world, as well as hundreds of stickers!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid -Double Down Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Double Down
By Jeff Kinney

In book 11 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg is feeling the pressure from his mom, who thinks video games are turning his brain to mush. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming from every angle! Always a popular book for older children.

Age 7 to 11

Fox Friend Fox Friend
By Michael Morpurgo

Clare finds a tiny, injured fox cub who's lost his mum. She cares for him herself, but has to keep him hidden from her father, who thinks foxes are vermin. Can she keep the cub safe? A beautifully crafted story particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Jolly Good Food Jolly Good Food
By Allegra McEvedy

With The Great British Bake Off back on the TV, this cookbook inspired by Enid Blyton's stories is a fab way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. Packed full of yummy recipes, bright artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, it will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen.

The Firework Maker’s Daughter The Firework Maker’s Daughter
By Philip Pullman

A gripping story ideal for older readers to enjoy around bonfire night. Lila set off on an epic journey to becoming a firework-maker just like her father. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive?

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