With the nights drawing in and the rain hammering down, it’s definitely feeling very autumnal now.
We’ve got an excellent selection of children’s books this month, perfect for cosying up with on those dark nights. Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win a copy of some of the books featured.
When Bear wakes up feeling hungry, he follows his nose and discovers all the delicious food his friends have collected for the winter. But can Bear resist the temptation of eating it all and will he remember what else he’s supposed to be doing that day? A lovely story about friendship, hibernation and impulse control!
This is a very relatable story about a small boy who struggles when everything seems to be going wrong – his socks are down, his pants are twisted and he really wants a biscuit. When he starts seeing red, his Mum helps him count to ten and calm back down again.
The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Sara Massini (Bloomsbury)
Instead of playing with the other children, Marianne spends her time down on the beach digging for dinosaur bones. When she falls asleep one night wishing her dinosaur would come to life, it takes her on an unexpected adventure. A lyrical bedtime story about imagination, dreams and magic.
This fascinating book features 84 children from six continents. With plenty of photographs, readers can learn all about the children’s lives from their families, pets and hobbies to their favourite things to do.
Best friends, cool cat Jasper and excitable puppy Scruff are at their bookshop when a package is delivered with a treasure map inside. The friends set out to find the legendary golden bone but little do they know that their old enemies, The Sophisticats, have other ideas. With colourful artwork throughout, this is perfect for early and newly confident readers.
Packed full of pumpkins, ghosts, cats and bats. This book features 20 sparkly decorations to press out, decorate and assemble. Ideal for crafty kids looking to decorate their home ready for Halloween.
Perfect for Halloween, this comprehensive atlas details monsters and ghosts found throughout the world. Alongside the illustrations it also tells you everything there is to know about these beasts, including where they’ve been spotted and how to vanquish them.
Even though they’re sisters, Maya and Rose don’t talk to each other, not since the accident. When they have to go away together on a week-long school journey, will it fix their relationship, or break it forever? A heartfelt story about family, forgiveness and identity.
Frank is ten, he likes football and cracking codes. His brother Max is five, he doesn’t like change and sometimes colours are too bright for him. Frank loves Max but living with him isn’t always easy, and it gets even harder after tragedy hits their family. This is an incredibly moving story.
Newt has lived and worked underground in the mine since he turned four. He believes one day the Mayker will reward him, even if it’s in the next life. But everything changes when new boy, Devlin, is sent to join their team and starts asking questions. This is a gripping story about friendship, revolution and learning to save yourself.
Talia lives outside the domes that house most of the survivors from the Great War. They know nothing about who, or what lives inside. But when Talia’s brother is captured and taken, she will do anything to rescue him, even if it means following him into the domes. A gripping dystopian fantasy with plenty of romance, action and strong female protagonists.
Neena has always been a good girl, but when her brother disappears without a trace, everything else in her world starts to fall apart. As she desperately tries to find what happened to Akash, her grip on reality starts to slide and she is left feeling more hopeless than ever. This is a powerful story about identity, mental health and grief.
Some books have been gifted by the Publishers but all views are my own.