36 books to look out for this autumn!

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I love a good bit of juicy anticipation and so today I bring you a round-up of the books being published this autumn which I’m most looking forward to reading.

Out in September

Bears Don’t Read by Emma Chichester Clark (Harper Collins)
How to Hide a Lion from Grandma by Helen Stephens (Alison Green Books)
A World of Your Own by Laura Carlin (Phaidon)
The New Small Person by Lauren Child (Puffin)
Is there a dog in this book? by Viviane Schwarz (Walker)
The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Paperback by Abie Longstaff (Picture Corgi)
The Moon Child by Cate Cain (Templar)
Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah (Hot Key)


How to Write a Story by Simon Cheshire (Bloomsbury)
The Giant Game of Sculpture by Hervé Tullet (Phaidon)


Out in October

I am the Wolf…and Here I Come! by Bénédicte Guettier (Gecko Press)
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle (Chronicle Kids)
How the Library (not the Prince) saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown Petrie (Frances Lincoln)
Snow by Sam Usher (Templar)
Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole (Templar)
Woozy the Wizard: A Spell to Get Well Paperback by Elli Woollard and Al Murphy (Faber)


How to Train Your Dragon: A Journal for Heroes by Cressida Cowell (Hodder)
The Adventures of Hermes by Murielle Szac, translated by Mika Provata-Carlone (Pushkin)
The No. 1 Car Spotter Goes to School by Atinuke, illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Walker)
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett (Bloomsbury)
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder)
The Rising by Tom Moorhouse (OUP)


The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton, with new illustrations by Chris Riddell (Andersen)
How to be a Space Explorer by Lonely Planet Kids (Lonely Planet)
Book by John Agard, illustrated by Neil Packer (Walker)
Atlas of Adventures by Lucy Letherland (WideEyed)
The Dolls’ House Colouring Book by Emily Sutton (V&A)
Gravity by Jason Chin (Andersen)
Star Cat: Book 1 by James Turner (David Fickling)


Out in November

Claude Sets Sail by Alex T Smith (Hodder)
Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief Paperback by Alex Milway (Walker)
Les Miserables retold by Marcia Williams (Walker)
Papercraft Christmas Paperback by Ellen Giggenbach (Templar)
Write and Draw Your Own Comics by Louie Stowell (Usborne)
The Story of Britain by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Franklin Watts)


I’m also really looking forward to a new novel from Mal Peet, The Murdstone Trilogy – though this is being marketed as an adult book.

Dates for publication listed here may be subject to change. A couple of these books have already been released in the US, but will be making their UK début this Autumn.

What new book are you most looking forward to reading this autumn?

14 Responses

  1. linda sarah

    Ohhh, so many beautiful/interesting/funny book treasures! The one that drew me in and made me want to buy it now is: A World of Your Own by Laura Carlin. It’s a great list Zoe and I’ll be working my way through many 🙂
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  2. Ali

    I recommend Happy Hooves: Ta Dah! By A Bogie and Rebecca Elliot, out in September from Fat Fox Books. Beautiful illustrations. I’m delighted by news of the new David Almond!

  3. Katherine

    Love the look of A World of Your Own and Snow, and I can’t resist a title like How the Library Saved Rapunzel. I heard Lauren Child talking about her new book at Edinburgh Book Festival the other week, I liked her honest approach of how a new baby isn’t all sweetness and light!
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