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Autumn Reads: Classics & New Releases

6 of our favourite books- September

The days are getting shorter and colder- now it’s the perfect time for some good reads! Nothing is better than getting cosy with a good book. Equipped with a hot chocolate and a cup of tea you and your wee one jump into the fictional worlds of the Gruffalo & Co.

Every month Wee Bookworms will talk about some of the most popular Classics and exciting new releases!

This month we will take a look at two of the best loved children’s books in the world and four new bestsellers-in-the-making. By the way, we can assure you that our Book Subscriptions are always up-to-date. We are well-informed about the newest and most quirky reads on the book market.  We love our classics but we also love new releases!

Exiting new discoveries

1. Newly released The Smeds and The Smoos by Julia Donaldson

Age group: 2- 6 years

The Smeds and The Smoos

 Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Sheffler newest collaboration takes our little ones to space! The Smeds and the Smoos is a truly quirky rhyming book!
After getting slightly bored in the Wurpular Wood, Young Bill (a very blue Smoo-Alien) meets Janet (a red Smoo-Alien).
Unfortunately Bill and Janet's families do not want them to spend time together. Thus, Bill and Janet decide to meet up in secret. After a while, the couple wants to get married but unsurprisingly, the families do not support their love.
There might be a way out of it all: Perhaps Janet's grandfather's rocket will take them far away into space.

2. Newly released The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Age group: 9-12 years.

The Girl who speaks bear

Sophie Anderson is the bestselling author of the fantastic novel The House with Chicken Legs.

Yanka had an adventurous start in life. When she was only a little baby, she was found in a bear cave. Although her foster mother Mamochka had taken good care of her, Yanka often wonders about her real family and origin.
After some strange things occur, Yanka leaves the village to find her family. The Girl Who Speaks Bear is a magical quest filled with adventure and mystery.

3. Newly released Nuts! by Lou Peacock

Age group: 0-3 year. 

Nuts

This lovely little book wasn't released in September but last month. I just had to add it to this list! I simply love Yasmen Ismail's simple but beautiful illustrations. 
There is unrest in the squirrel world. Owl, Bear & Co. try to resolve an argument over nuts between two squirrels. They manage to bring peace back, yet, the squirrels start squabbling again- this time over some apples!
There is not too much text, so this one also might be suitable for practising reading too. 
 

4. Coming out soon! Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O'Leary

Toto the ninja cat
 

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastrophe (Book 3) by Dermot O'Leary will be released this month!
If your wee one hasn't heard of Toto before, then she or he has to start with Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape (Book 1), which is Toto's first ninja adventure. The entire Toto series is fantastic! Toto's quests will also encourage the most reluctant readers to read.

The Classics

5. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

 Age group: 2-5 years.

Guess how much i love you

Originally published in 1988, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is a true classic. It was translated into 57 languages!
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare try to express how much they love one another. The watercolour illustration are absolutely beautiful!

6. Mog the forgetful cat by Judith Kerr

Age group: 2- 5 years.

Mog the forgetful cat

One of my favourite picture books! Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr is a true classic! Mog isn't the brightest cat and she is rather forgetful. Nonetheless she is much loved by everyone (especially after she scares a burglar that entered her family's house)! Mog began her journey in the 1970s and she is still as popular as ever today!  

Do you need a great birthday gift for a wee one? We pick the books for you! 

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