October 2018 Children's Previews

October just pips September as my biggest preview of the year. The month kicks off with Chris Riddell’s Tales of Beedle the Bard and Ransom Riggs’ A Map of Days on the 2nd, but you’d struggle to find a more ferociously competitive publication date than 4th October, a.k.a. Super Thursday.

Big launches include Jacqueline Wilson’s My Mum Tracy Beaker, Liz Pichon’s 15th Tom Gates hardback and a David Walliams and Tony Ross picture book, along with new titles from rising stars Robin Stevens, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Pamela Butchart. Later in the month we have Michael Morpurgo’s novel of The ...

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