New and Notable Books for October

Board Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, New Releases, Young Adult Books

Don’t you simply love autumn? The air is turning crisp and the leaves are starting to turn colors. There is no better time to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate. There are so many great books coming out this fall. Here are the new and notable books for October!

Board Books (Ages 0+)

Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Benji Davies
Little astronauts will love the interactive nature of this space exploration board book. Nosy Crow; Brdbk edition (October 13, 2015)




Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar, illustrated by Troy Cummings
A new spin on a fairy tale! Go for a skate with Little Red and her rather toothy partner. Random House Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2015)




Paris: A Book of Shapes (Hello World) by Ashley Evanson
This board book is part of a new series that teaches babies and toddlers concepts like shapes, colors, and numbers. Enjoy the beautiful artwork as yo and your baby discover all the shapes of Paris! Grosset & Dunlap; Brdbk edition (October 20, 2015)




Picture Books (Ages 3+)

Shopkins Seek and FindShopkins Seek and Find
A new seek and find book featuring Shopkins! I know at least two little girls (mine) that are going to love this. It even comes with scented stickers! little bee books; Stk edition (October 20, 2015)






The Curvy TreeThe Curvy Tree by Chris Colfer, illustrated by Brandon Dorman
This stand alone picture book is a spin off from Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series. And honestly, when you get Chris Colfer and Brandon Dorman together, you can be assured of a great book. I’ll definitely be reading this with my kids. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2015)




Imaginary FredImaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Technically, this was published in September, but Oliver Jeffers illustrated it, so I’m including it on this list anyway. This picture book is about finding (or creating) the ultimate friend.






Chapter Books (Ages 6-8):

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Princess Magnolia must keep her identity as the Princess in Black secret from her party guests, but it’s not easy when the monster alarm keeps going off. Candlewick (October 13, 2015)





LEGO: I Love That MinifigureLEGO: I Love That Minifigure
This book contains fun info about more than 200 Lego Minifigures. DK Children (October 6, 2015)






Hello Ruby: Adventures in CodingHello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
Kids can learn the basic concepts behind coding through this colorful story about Ruby finding hidden gems. Feiwel & Friends (October 6, 2015)






Middle Grade Books (Ages 8-12):

Why is This Night DifferentWhy is This Night Different From All Other Nights by Lemony Snicket
The series finale in the All the Wrong Questions series! If your kids are reading this series, you’ll definitely want to check out this murder mystery. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 29, 2015)






Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Anna Bond
This beautifully illustrated version marks this book’s 150th anniversary. This is definitely going on my Christmas wish list! Puffin Books; Anv edition (October 27, 2015)






Young Adult Books:

Six of CrowsSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about this book, and why not? It’s Leigh Bardugo’s (Shadow and Bone trilogy) newest release about six outcasts working together to pull off a heist. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2015)






Girl Online on TourGirl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
The sequel to Girl Online, this is the number one release in music fiction for teens this month. Atria/Keywords Press (October 20, 2015)







Waterfire Saga: Dark TideWaterfire Saga Book 3: Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly
The conclusion to the Waterfire Saga will be coming out this month. Have you been reading this series? If not, this is your chance to catch up! Disney-Hyperion (October 13, 2015)

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    Laura Thomas
    October 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    That’s a great bunch of books!

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