Autumn Books for Children and Families

Autumn Books

Here are some of my favourite Autumn Book offerings for your kids and family this Autumn. I’ll be adding more and then getting started on my Winter list!

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Autumn by Gerda Muller and Pippa and Pell in the Autumn Wind by Daniela Drescher

These are a couple of my favourite Autumnal books. Autumn by Gerda Muller is a wordless book with the most divine illustrations depicting many different nature inspired activities and play enjoyed throughout Autumn. So much opportunity for discussion and making up your own little narratives together. Daniela Drescher delights with another Pippa and Pelle story inspired by a blustery Autumnal day.

(Beautiful image by @ladybird.library)

Fire, Burn, Cauldron Bubble Magical Poems chosen by Paul Cookson and illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon

The perfect accompaniment to a Charlotte Mason inspired poetry tea time. Poetry is such a lovely ritual to add to your day, especially now the days are shorter and snuggling in a blanket an absolute must.

(Beautiful images by @ladybird.library)

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One Fox by Kate Read

Autumn is always a time of year when thoughts turn to woodland creatures. One Fox is the debut picture, counting book by Kate Read. She’s certainly an illustrator/ author to watch. The vocabulary in this simple book is wonderful and the illustrations dreamy. Lots of maths learning possibilities too.

The Mouse’s Apples by Frances Stickley and Kristyna Litten

The Mouse's Apples by Frances Stickley and Kristyna Litten front cover with basket of read and green apples, mouse and bear prop

The Mouse’s Apples is a delightful tale of friendship and sharing with the unlikeliest duo. Stunning illustrations meld into a beautiful mix with the ruminative text. An Autumn treat!

The Story Orchestra – Carnival of the Animals by Katy Flint and Jessica Courtney-Tickle

The Story Orchestra by Katy Flint and Jessica Courtney-Tickle - Carnival of the Animals with wooden animals

Not specifically an Autumn book, but just look at those rich colours – screaming to be enjoyed over the Autumnal season. I’ve been waiting for this incredible book to arrive all year and it hasn’t disappointed one bit.

Spectacularly amazing. Rich in so many dimensions from the music to the illustrations, from the words to the texture of the book. A sensory delight.

There’s also a another lovely one in the series called the Four Seasons In One Day that is a perfect seasonal treat.

(Beautiful image by @ladybird.library)

More Autumn Books

The Apple Cake by Nienke van Hitchtum and Marjan can Zeyl

The Apple Cake front cover from Floris publishing

This wonderful classic The Apple Cake from Floris I’ve written about in the blog post above. This is a perfect Autumnal book to read together as a family about the importance of sharing and caring.

The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

Oh gosh it’s truly spell binding. I had the pleasure of watching a book launch live event by Penguin for The Lost Spells last night. What a wonderful way to spend an hour! The symbiotic dynamic between Rob and Jackie is magnetic and draws you into their world of wonder. My daughter is just four and loves listening to these ‘spells’.

Rob says he calls them spells as he’s not a poet – he knows poets and he can’t write poetry. However, he chooses to describe himself he is a true wizard of words casting his spell together with soul companion of nature Jackie. A book for everyone. If you haven’t already listened to The Lost Words Blessing – a sung version of one of their poems from the first book The Lost Words do have a listen from the video below. I’m in love. Published by Penguin.

Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

This is such a fun, cute book for Autumn. Christopher doesn’t want want to scare people, but the witch wants a spooky party. Luckily, Christopher knows just what to do.

(Beautiful image by @mammy_gittins)

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