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Posted by Tom, October 19, 2012

Autumn reading

Today has been one of those days that I have accidentally spent without moving from my desk once, such has been the speed at which it’s flown by – and I’ve just looked out of the window and thought, ‘Gosh, what miserable autumn weather’.

I fully intend to spend as much of this weekend as possible in bed reading autumn-y sorts of books. And if you’re in need of a little inspiration for autumn reading – look no further! Here are some of our most seasonally-appropriate titles.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster is a FANTASTICALLY autumnal picture book. Axel’s palette in this title is full of wonderful purples, oranges, and browns, and the pages are full of leaves falling from the trees, indoor activities, and (mild spoiler alert) one very warm looking outfit. Take a look inside:

Whizz Pop, Granny Stop, the follow-up to Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger’s fantastically successful Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble, is wonderfully suited to the big autumn holiday, Halloween – it’s full of witchy magic, a big party, and an impressive firework display. Take a look inside:

My Best Friends and Other Enemies by Catherine Wilkins is perfect reading for 9-12 year olds who’ve just gone back to school (and it’d be especially good for any children who’ve just started secondary school). Read the first chapter:

And this final title is cheating a little bit – it’s clearly a post-autumn book – but Olivia’s Winter Wonderland, the fifth volume in the Olivia series by Lyn Gardner, is great reading for getting in the mood for some snowy Winter weather. Read the first chapter:

What are your favourite autumn reads?

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