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Autumn-themed book list


As the colder months settle in, what better way to spend this beautiful season than cosying up with your little ones and a good book?

Explore our book list:

For ages 1-2:

Because of an Acorn

By Lola M Schaefer and Adam Schaefer (Illustrated by Frann Preston Gannon)

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. An acorn is just the beginning.

Play Hide and Seek with a Fox

By Sam Taplin (Illustrated by Gareth Lucas)

This fun and interactive flap book reveals a series of charming woodland animals. Young children will love it!

For ages 3-4:

Leaf Man

By Lois Elhert

Each illustration is created out of actual autumn leaves on every spread to reveal gorgeous landscapes. This playful and whimsical book celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.

Pumpkin Soup

By Helen Cooper

A funny, rhythmical story about friendship and sharing, with fabulous animal characters, illustrated in glowing autumnal colours.

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail

By Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail is an exciting sticker activity book about stopping, seeing, listening and collecting.

Everything You Need for a Treehouse

By Carter Higgins and Emily Hughes

This wonderful story celebrates the adventure and excitement brought about by treehouses.

For ages 5-8:

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

By Paul Cookson (Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon)

This enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of brilliant poets whose poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end.

On the Ghost Trail

By Chris Powling (Illustrated by Loretta Schauer)

A ghost has been haunting Ben's grandpa's house with cobweb trails and the TAP-TAP-TAP of its heartbeat. So when the clock strikes twelve, Ben's brother dares him to go on a hunt for the ghost in the church graveyard. Will he be brave enough? This brilliant story is perfect for children to develop their reading skills, accompanied by thrilling black and white illustrations.

Little Country Cottage: An Autumn Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom

By Angela Ferraro-Fanning (Illustrated by AnneliesDraws)

This gorgeous book filled with nature-based crafts, baking recipes, and gardening projects will help you and your child celebrate the best of what Autumn has to offer.

Kitty and the Starlight Song

By Paula Harrison

This latest adventure sees Kitty borrowing the courage of her superhero alter ego to sing on stage at school! Can she do it?

Leo’s Map of Monsters: The Frightmare

By Kris Humphrey

Monster-fighter Leo must track down the ghostly Frightmare – a powerful monster that haunts spooky abandoned ruins and breathes blue fire at any intruder! A thrilling fantasy adventure.

Be a Tree!

By Maria Gianferrar (Illustrated by Felicita Sala)

This book shows how trees can inspire us to be better people by comparing humanity to their beauty.

For ages 9-12:

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones

By Phil Hickes (Illustrated by Keith Robinson)

Aveline discovers the holiday cottage her mum has rented is next to an ancient stone circle. She meets cool and mysterious Hazel, and quickly becomes cast under her new friends magic spell. Will Aveline discover the truth about Hazel before it’s too late?

A Place Called Perfect

By Helena Duggan

If your child is a fan of Roald Dahl or Tim Burton, they will love this quirk adventure series. Follow Violet as she discovers the secret behind the disappearance of her father and odd behaviour of her mother.

The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

By Clare Povey

This enchanting book set in Paris is a story about the power of imagination. Will Bastien Bonlivre and his friends Alice, Theo and Sami be able to overthrow his villainous brother who is threatening to spread fear across the city?


By Stephen Hogtun

A wise old tree takes a sapling into his care, keeping her sheltered from storms and the scorching sun. With his support and love, the little sapling grows. When the old tree begins to fall, the little sapling learns to grow her own place in the world.

October, October

By Katya Balen

October and her dad live in the woods and know their surroundings like no other. When October turns 11, her dad falls out of a tree and a woman claiming to be her mother comes back into her life. Follow Autumn’s story through the year which everything changed.

Pumpkin Power

By Patricia Cleveland-Peck and Hannah Marks

You've probably heard the story of Cinderella. But did you know Cinderella had a friend called Perkin who worked in the garden? She wasn't the only one the fairy godmother helped…

Stoneywish and Other Chilling Stories

By Joan Aiken

This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.