TOTO: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz
This wonderful duo bring a fresh new voice and feel to the family classic. Told through the eyes of Toto, Dorothy’s trusted furry friend. By Michael Morpurgo, illus by Emma Chichester Clark HARPER COLLINS £14.99
The Guggenheim Mystery
Ted, a boy with Asperger Syndrome is on holiday in New York when a painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum. His Aunt Gloria works there and is blamed for the theft. Ted has been known to solve mysteries before; can he find the painting and discover who has taken it? By Robin Stevens PUFFIN £9.99
Four children, plane crash survivors, alone in the Amazon rainforest. Or are they? An exciting, pageturner of an adventure story with important messages about indiginous peoples, conservation and how much is still out there waiting to be explored. By Katherine Rundell, illus by Hannah Horn BLOOMSBURY £12.99
Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space
Sassy Greta Zargo is something of a modern day Pippi Longstocking. No parents, totally self sufficient and, in Greta’s case, going to save the world. Engaging new heroine from poet AF Harrold. By AF Harrold, illus by Joe Todd Stanton BLOOMSBURY £6.99
Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony
Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest musicians. Ada is so excited but when the orchestra arrive with the decomposing musicians, can she save the day with the help of her Attic Club friends? By Chris Riddell £11.99 MACMILLAN
Autumn is a great time to get your children into reading. There are some fantastic titles out this season which will help convert children into book worms in no time at all.
Don't miss the Cheltenham Literature Festival this October (6-15). The UK’s oldest and one of its biggest literature festivals will be running for ten days of literary celebration, discussion and debate.
A family-friendly Festival Village comes together in the heart of Regency Cheltenham, complete with food, drink, live performances and free activities. Around 1000 speakers will take part in over 550 events and literary happenings. Key speakers not to be missed include Harry Hill and a&u favourite, Lauren Child. The Festival theme is Who Do We Think We Are? asking key questions about British identity and celebrating Britain’s rich literary and cultural heritage.