Our picks of the best children’s books coming out in Autumn 2018

Here’s our selection of top new titles coming out this Autumn. These reading recommendations include picture books, early and middle-grade fiction; young adult novels and non-fiction for children aged 5-12.

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Autumn 2018 new children’s books – our recommendations

Picture books

So Many Sounds by Tim McCanna
Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny by Fred Blunt
Arcadia by Odiri Ighamre

Oi Duck-billed Platypus! by Kes Gray
Mince Spies by Mark Sperring
Mini Rabbit Not Lost by John Bond

Splat!: How the smoothie was invented by Robin Bennett
Speed Birds by Alan Snow
Storm (Seasons with Granddad) by Sam Usher

Fiction 7-9

The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty
The Bolds in Trouble by Julian Clary

Tusk Tusk by David McKee
Dear Professor Whale: Dear Professor Whale 2 by Megumi Iwasa
There’s A Yeti In The Playground! by Pamela Butchart

Iguana Boy vs. The 30 Second Thief: Book 2 by James Bishop
Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent
The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Fiction 9-12

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer
Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange

Flight by Vanessa Harbour
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
Snowglobe by Amy Wilson

The Hairy Hand by Robin Bennett
A Different Boy by Paul Jennings
Skycircus (The Cogheart Adventures #3) by Peter Bunzl

12-16 Young Adult Novels

The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick
KILLER T by Robert Muchamore
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge

Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker
The Island by M A Bennett

Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy
Kerb-Stain Boys: The Crongton Broadway Robbery by Alex Wheatle

Non fiction for children aged 5-12

40 Inspiring Icons: Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals by Sylvie Baussier
Curiositree: Human World: A visual history of humankind by by AJ Wood and Mike Jolley
Everest by Sangma Francis

So You Think You Know About Velociraptor? by Ben Garrod
The International Space Station by Clive Gifford
Lift the Flap Engineering by Rose Hall and Alex Frith

The Human Body: A Pop-Up Guide to Anatomy by Richard Walker
Absolutely Everything!: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention by Christoper LloydAbsolutely Everything!: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention by Christoper Lloyd
A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney and Martin Gayford


This page was first published on Aug 23, 2018 and last updated on Aug 24, 2018 @ 1:20 pm.

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About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is an experienced teacher and educational consultant who taught for 20 years in primary and secondary schools, including Woodleigh School in North Yorkshire, where he was Head of English and ran a 4000 book prep school library for pupils aged 3-13. He now reviews books for children and teens. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin