September 2017 Children's Previews

So to the busiest month of the year, and the biggest preview I’ve ever written. The big guns are out this month and next, led here by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Ugly Five, the new Quentin Blake-illustrated Dahl story Billy and the Minpins, and my book of the month, Cressida Cowell’s wonderful The Wizards of Once.

There are two very welcome themes to look out for in September. The recent renaissance in children’s non-fiction is still very much in evidence but this season sees an added twist of creativity to the publishing, with the likes of Wide-Eyed Editions’ All Aboard the D...

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