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Mini Travellers Top Ten Children’s Fiction for Autumn 2021

Mini Travellers Top Ten Children’s Fiction for Autumn 2021

There are so many wonderful children’s books publishing at the moment that it was really, really hard to choose just ten. I’ve picked a range of books to suit all ages and genres for readers of 6 right up to 16! Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win copies of some of the books featured.

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Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch by Ruth Quayle and Julia Christians (Nosy Crow)

With black and white illustrations throughout, these three hilarious stories about Magnificent Mabel are perfect for early readers.

Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch by Ruth Quayle and Julia Christians (Nosy Crow)

A Super Weird! Mystery: My Pencil Case is a Time Machine by Jim Smith (Farshore)

Yoshi and his friends Melvin and Rhubarb love solving mysteries but they haven’t had anything to solve recently. Until Yoshi sniffs one of his Dad’s smelly old erasers and travels through time! My seven year old loves this hilarious story which has cartoon style illustrations throughout.

 Super Weird! Mystery: My Pencil Case is a Time Machine by Jim Smith (Farshore)

Monster Hunting for Beginners by Ian Mark, illustrated, by Louis Ghibault (Farshore)

After Jack accidentally defeats a troll that appears in his back garden and tries to eat his aunt, he is apprenticed to a grumpy 200 year old Monster Hunter in Cornwall. Packed full of humour, adventure and of course, monsters, Monster Hunting for Beginners is ideal for readers of 8+.

Why not also read more from Ian Marks with Monster Hunting on Holiday

Monster Hunting for Beginners by Ian Mark, illustrated, by Louis Ghibault (Farshore)

Julia and the Shark by Karen Millwood Hargrave & Tom de Freston (Orion)

When Julia moves to a remote island in Scotland with her parents, her Mum becomes determined to find the elusive, ancient Greenland shark. This is such a beautiful story about obsession and hope and has absolutely gorgeous artwork throughout.

Julia and the Shark by Karen Millwood Hargrave & Tom de Freston (Orion)

The Clock Thief by Karen Beddow & Lyndsay Macaulay

In this race against time, Lucy and Tom journey across Spain, past and present, to solve the mystery.

Can they help the King of Spain find the missing treasures?

The Clock Thief is the second adventure in the Extraordinary Travellers series by Karen Beddow and Lyndsay MacAulay and ideal for readers 7-12.

mini travellers the clock thief

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Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold (Little Tiger)

Pearl and her sister Clover (who is an illegal second child), live on a floating oyster farm at sea but their life is turned upside down when Nat is sent to spend the summer with them and brings a secret of his own. Set in a future ravaged by environmental disasters, this is a captivating story about friendship, secrets and truth.

Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold (Little Tiger)

Storm Horse by Jane Elson (Hodder Children’s Books)

Daniel often feels muddled, he’s dyslexic and find letters, numbers and sometimes even classrooms move. But when a mystery horse gallops onto a housing estate one night, it changes his life, and the way he sees himself forever. This is a powerful story about being true to yourself and fighting for what you believe in.

rm Horse by Jane Elson (Hodder Children’s Books)

The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr (Usborne)

When Rachel and Robert are given a secret book by their librarian father, they end up on the run and will need do anything to protect it from falling into the wrong hands. But will they be able to unravel the mysteries of the magic it contains and track down its final missing page whilst evading capture? This is a spellbinding, magical adventure for readers of 8+.

he Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr (Usborne)

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon (Electric Monkey)

When a heatwave plunges New York into darkness, sparks fly for thirteen teenagers caught up in the blackout. I really enjoyed these interconnected Black love stories which are cleverly woven together and written by six of the biggest American voices in YA.

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon (Electric Monkey)

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler (Harper Collins)

Twelve has taken the pledge and given up everything to become a Huntling and train to fight monsters. But when a young girl is taken from the Lodge, Twelve defies order to try and rescue her. This is an action packed, epic adventure full of magic and mystery.

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler (Harper Collins)

The Crossing by Manjeet Mann (Penguin)

Natalie’s world is falling apart. On the other side of the world, Sammy’s is too when he’s forced to flee and leave behind everything in Eritrea. Written entirely in verse which switches between telling Natalie’s and Sammy’s interlinked story, The Crossing is both powerful and poignant. I cannot recommend this incredible book enough.

he Crossing by Manjeet Mann (Penguin)

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A mum of two, Naomi Jones spent eight years working for Children’s Publishers in London and is now a children’s author and freelance editor. Her debut picture book, The Perfect Fit, published in March 2021. Her next picture books, One More Try and The Odd Fish ,will publish in spring 2022.

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