New Children's Books: September 2018

By Katherine Woodfine | 26 September, 2018

September always brings a bumper crop of new children's books - here are a few of our favourites from this month's delights.

Picture Books

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus by Kes Gray & Jim Field

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle by David Litchfield

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna

Angry Cookie by Laura Dockrill & Maria Karipidou

Storm by Sam Usher

Children's Fiction

First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius, translated by Peter Graves

Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James

The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

The Lost Magician by Piers Torday

The Skylark's War by Hilary McKay

The Restless Girls by Jessie Burton, illustrated by Angela Barrett

Into the Jungle by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Kristjana S Williams

Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power by Vita Murrow & Julia Bereciartu

Non-fiction and Poetry

Poems to Live Your Life By, chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell

She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women, edited by Ana Sampson

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, edited by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney and Martin Gayford

Teen and YA

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Rovina Cai