The best new books this autumn


    Emma O’Donovan shares autumn’s new releases


    Age 2-4: The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies
    With a new season comes new adventure, as Noi embarks on a rescue mission with the help of an old friend. Emotive reading to capture your heart. £6.99, Simon & Schuster 

    Age 2-4: Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton
    The sun is setting and everyone is ready for bed, all except Little Bear. A perfect read-together book sure to lull even the liveliest of cubs into a deep sleep. £12.99, Walker Books


    Age 2-4: A Child of Books by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers
    A lavish and uplifting celebration of the wonders of a limitless imagination and the power of the written word. An unforgettably inspiring read for all ages. £9.99, Walker Books 


    Age 5-7: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton
    Mischievous ghosts and a dastardly red panda are wreaking havoc, and only our favourite baker boys can stop them! £5.99, Nosy Crow 



    Age 5-7: Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy
    The third collection of short stories featuring feisty heroine Mango and her delightfully portly tapir sidekick. £8.99, Walker Books 

    Age 5-7: The Tale of Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter and Quentin Blake
    A tale filled with devious villains, mistaken identities and an appearance from Peter Rabbit brought to life with illustrations from Quentin Blake.  £9.99, Frederick Warne & Co 


    Age 8-10: Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell
    Dynamic duo Ottoline and Mr Munroe take to the streets on an amazing city safari with the help of a mysterious purple fox. A book to truly treasure. £8.49, Macmillan Children’s Books 


    Age 8-10: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
    A thrilling Nordic tale weaving legend and adventure to enchant readers from beginning to end. Glorious illustrations make this book a spectacular gift. £14.99, Bloomsbury Publishing 


    Age 8-10: Spynosaur by Guy Bass and Lee Robinson
    From a land before time comes a hero for today; he’s a super-spy dinosaur and he’s going to protect the world from villainy in this action-packed caper! £5.99, Stripes Publishing 


    Interactive: RSPB First Birds
    A charming introduction to birds for young wildlife fans. With a variety of engaging activities, video footage, games and audio clips, this app is sure to enthuse young birdwatchers. £3.99, Bloomsbury Publishing 



    Interactive: Pinball Science illustrated by Owen Davey
    Build your very own pinball machine and learn the key principles of forces and motion along the way in this incredibly stylish educational activity kit. £17.99, Templar Publishing 


    Interactive: Artie’s Magic Pencil
    Artie’s Magic Pencil is an innovative interactive learning adventure that teaches children the fundamentals of drawing to inspire kids to get creative both on and off the screen! £2.29, Available on Apple and Android  

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