New Children's Books October 2017

By Katherine Woodfine | 25 October, 2017

October is always a big month for children's publishing, but this year, it's bigger and more exciting than ever. As well as the opening of a blockbuster exhibition at the British Library, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, it's seen the arrival of a new book from US YA superstar John Green, Turtles All the Way Down, and of course, the publication of the much anticipated The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman.

Here's our round-up of what to look out for in shops this month (sharp-eyed readers may notice we've left out this months' new festive  titles - but don't worry, as usual we'll be discussing them in our DTRH Christmas Special!)

Picture Books

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Peter Bently and Steven Lenton (adapted from Dodie Smith)

Wow! It’s Night-Time by Tim Hopgood

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams and Alex T Smith

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

A Dog with Nice Ears by Lauren Child

Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoet

The Wildest Cowboy by Garth Jennings and Sara Ogilvie

Dress Up with Ted by Sophy Henn

The Sacconejolys and the Great Cat Nap by the Sacconejolys, illustrated by Francesca Gambatesa

When I Grow Up by Tim Minchin, illustrated by Steve Anthony

Chapatti Moon by Pippa Goodhart and Lizzie Finlay

Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara


Children’s fiction

The Creakers by Tom Fletcher illustrated by Shane Devries

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated edition) by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Witch Snitch by Sibeal Pounder and Lauren Ellen Andersen

Witch for a Week by Kaye Umansky, illustrated by Ashley King

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Andersen

The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis

The Sinclair's Mysteries: The Midnight Peacock by Katherine Woodfine

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R M Romero

The Girl with the Lost Smile by Miranda Hart, illustrated by Kate Hindley

Illegal by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano

The Princess and the Suffragette by Holly Webb

Dog by Andy Mulligan

Teen and Young Adult

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman, jacket and illustrations by Chris Wormell

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Monster by Michael Grant

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

The Fandom by Anna Day

My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Nat Barlex

A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Luddeke

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins


Dinosaurium by Lily Murray and Chris Wormell

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Illumanatomy - by Kate Davies, illustrated by Carnovsky

Egyptomania by Emma Giuliani and Carole Saturno

Jolly Good Food: A Children's Cookbook inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton by Allegra McEvedy

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley as created by Tove Jansson by Philip Ardagh

The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmonson & Garry Parsons

My Miniature Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris