• Natasha Hart

14 New Books For Kids This Autumn

We know how hard the last couple of weeks of the summer holidays have probably been. You’ve exhausted all the local tourist attractions, you’ve had every friend and kid in your child’s class over to play in the garden, and you’ve watched everything that Disney+ and Netflix has to offer. You want your kids to have the best summer, and they have, but now you want them to read a new book this autumn.


We loved your feedback from our previous post, 20 Books Your Pre-Teens Will Love This Summer, and we’re so glad we were able to help people find some new reading material over the long summer months. That being said, we thought why not share some new books that’re coming out, specifically aged for kids? With all the going-back-to-school drama, these books will surely keep the kids entertained, and get them excited for the autumn term.


That’s why we’ve put together the list below, so you don’t have to spend hours trawling the internet for new releases. Some of the books are more for teenagers than kids, but we’ve kept these separate, just in-case you have an older kid that needs some new reading material.

So, let’s get into it. Here are our picks of new autumn book releases for kids.

1. The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

This is a great story of friendship and courage, and the importance of family, even if you’re not related. There’re 5 girls in an orphanage who are considered unadoptable: Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou. They are quickly deemed the ‘unadoptables’ when they arrive, and they quickly learn that they have no one but themselves. When they’re 12 though, a cruel man threatens to separate them, so they have to act fast and escape the orphanage. This leads them on an epic adventure of a lifetime. This gothic, eccentric, amazing tale will keep your kids entertained for hours.



2. The World’s Worst Parents by David Walliams

Another great book from David Walliams this autumn! 10 hilarious tales of terrible parents being there hilariously terrible selves.



3. School for Nobodies by Susie Bower

Flynn didn’t know who she was, all she knew was what her adopted parents had told her. That is, until she’s sent off to a boarding school for misfits, where she must solve cryptic messages to find out who she truly is.



4. The Boy Who Dreamed of Dragons by Andy Shepherd

There’s a boy. There’s a dragonfruit tree growing at the bottom of his garden. And, there’s dragons. Mayhem and adventure soon ensue in Andy Shepherd’s 4th instalment of this dragon series.



5. Mirabelle Gets Up to Mischief by Harriet Muncaster

From the creator of the Isadora Moon series, meet Mirabelle, Isadora’s cousin. She’s half-witch, half-fairy, and a whole lot of trouble. They’ll be mischief and lots of laughs, you can be sure of that!



6. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

Bronte’s parents have just been killed by pirates. That’s okay though, as she lives with her aunt, and she hasn’t really seen her parents since she was a baby. One day however, her parent’s Will arrives, and it instructs Bronte to partake in an epic adventure of a lifetime: she must visit her 10 other aunts.



7. The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clay

The new edition to this superb saga will keep your kids entertained this summer. Granny Imamu comes to visit, and when Granny Imamu comes to visit, all sorts of beastly troublemaking occurs.



8. Death Sets Sail: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens

This is the final instalment in this well-loved series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, travelling along the Nile on a cruise. They hope to do some sightseeing, but in true Murder Most Unladylike fashion, they instead have to solve a murder. But this isn’t like the others, as only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive.



9. Return to Roar by Jenny McLachn

This is the much-anticipated sequel to Land of Roar, where Arthur and Rose must travel back to the magical world discovered in their Grandfather’s attic. For those who love books like The Chronicles of Narnia or How to Train Your Dragon, you’ll enjoy this for sure.



10. Pizazz by Sophy Henn

This is a completely new series out this summer, with the first instalment released at the beginning of August. Pizazz is a super-hero, but all she wants is to be is normal. This is a visually entertaining as well as comical alternative look at the super-hero genre from a child’s viewpoint.



11. A Poem For Every Autumn Day by Aillie Esiri

Okay, so this is an awesome book to get your kids ready to wind-down all the summer excitement ready for the wonders of autumn. Perfect for reading out loud, this is surely a book your kids will treasure for many autumns to come.




New Books for Older Kids


1. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Myer

The most anticipated summer read of the year from young and old alike, Midnight Sun by Stephanie Myer is an alternative look at the epic series that is the Twilight Saga. In Midnight Sun, we recount the events of the previous books, but from Edward’s perspective. We get a more in-depth look into his thoughts, as well as the internal struggles and darkness of his past, things that we didn’t know before. If you’re a Twilight fan, this is the book for you this autumn.



2. The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff

The perfect autumn read for any teenager, wanting summer to last that little bit longer. It’s the story of one family, over one hot summer, in their holiday house by the sea. That is, until the Goddens arrive. This is a lyrical coming-of-age tale set amongst the heat and passion of summer.



3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snacks by Suzanne Collins

If your kids are a fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy, then they need this new book by Susanne Collins. It gives more information on the original trilogy, but also can be read as a standalone book within The Hunger Games world. Written during the Dark Days, it’s the 10th annual Hunger Games, and 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow has to mentor the worst-of-the-worst from district 12 to compete. Their fates become entwined, and in true Hunger Games style, they must do all it takes to stay alive.



So, there are our 14 new kids book releases for this autumn. What do you think? Any books catch your eye? Let us know! Remember, you can always order any of the above books quickly and easily from The Book Nook’s website, or just drop us a message on Facebook and we’ll be happy to help. We hope you’ve had an amazing summer!

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