Autumn 2019 – best new children’s and YA books – our picks

Here’s our selection of top new children’s books coming out in autumn 2019 (September, October, November, December). These reading recommendations include picture books, early and middle-grade fiction; young adult novels and non-fiction for children aged 5-13.

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Autumn 2019 new children’s books – our recommendations

New picture books for autumn 2019

The Snow Dragon by Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock
The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini
Cornelia and the Jungle Machine by Nora Brech

My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Kai and the Monkey King by Joe Todd-Stanton

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes by Jackie Morris and Eshan Abdollahl Owen
Oi Puppies! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

The Last Tiger by Petr Horacek
Winnie and Wilbur: Bug Safari by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul
How the Stars Come to Be by Poonam Mistry

New fiction 7-9 books for autumn 2019

Icarus Was Ridiculous by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham
Isadora Moon Puts on a Show by Harriet Muncaster
Clifftoppers: The Fire Bay Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock

The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
The Great Reindeer Disaster by Kate Saunders and Neal Layton
Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasure by Laura Ellen Anderson

Granny Magic by Elka Evalds
Sleeping Beauty by Dinara Mirtalipova and Katie Haworth
Fairies in the Forest by Lindsey Kelk

New fiction 9-12 books for autumn 2019

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher

The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay
Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan

The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Rauf
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer
The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks
The Boy with the Butterfly Mind by Victoria Williamson

New 12-16 young adult novels for this autumn

One Of Us is Next by Karen McManus
See Through Me by Kevin Brooks
Midwinter Folk by Rebekah Clayton

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
Furious Thing by Jenny Downham
Chinglish by Sue Cheung

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne
Bearmouth by Liz Hyder

New non fiction children’s books for the autumn

Anatomicum by Jennifer Z Paxton and Katy Wiederman
What is Politics? Why We Should Care? and Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young
The Ancient Olympic Games by Jhonny Nunez

Money for Beginners by Eddie Reynolds and Matthew Oldham
Orchestra by David Doran and Avalon Nuovo
Curious Questions and Answers About Our Oceans by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Wild Lives by Ben Lerwill and Sarah Walsh
Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Rise Up by Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell

This page was first published on Aug 26th 2019 and last updated on Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:01 pm.

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About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is a highly qualified (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS) children's literature expert and teacher with over 25 years of experience. He has led inset courses, developed curriculum materials, spoken at conferences, advised on longlisting for several international children's literature literature awards and written for educational publishers including contributing to a BETT award-nominated app. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin