Autumnal reads with Graffeg

As the weather turns, our reading habits change as we lean towards cozy, autumnal reads. Here at Graffeg, we have got you covered. Take a look at our picture book recommendations for this autumn:

Goodbye Hobbs by Emma Bettridge and Josephine Birch

Merlin won’t go out. Not without his best friend Hobbs. Join Merlin as he goes on an adventure to learn how to say ‘Goodbye Hobbs’.

A story of what it means to love and lose a friend, and to find reasons to go for a walk again.

The Wish Gatherers by Karin Celestine and Tamsin Rosewell

The year turns, harvest approaches, and the longer night skies fill with stars. And sometimes, just sometimes, maybe once in a thousand lifetimes, the star you see when you look up is a Wishing Star, one that can hear a wish and make a dream come true. But once its work is done, who is it that completes the cycle and returns it to the heavens?

One of a series of four seasonal stories based around British folklore. Includes notes on harvest traditions by Pamela Thom-Rowe.

Happy Days for Mouse and Mole by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew

When Mouse makes himself a hammock, Mole is only too happy to test it for his friend, and Mouse is equally eager to help Mole find his lost spectacles. But who will catch the falling leaf? Join the two friends on their endeavours in this collection of wonderfully warm and witty tales.

Blow, Wind, Blow! by Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou

Chase Wind through the oceans, fields and mountains as, from zephyr to gale, she carries seeds and stirs seas, enriching the world and breathing life.

From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world. Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder.

Grow, Tree, Grow! by Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou

Meet Oak, growing taller each year as he becomes a home for a hundred different species of insect and plants and, inch-by-inch, finds his place in a rich forest of trees. 

Complete with a list of fascinating facts about different species of tree, this charming poetic picture book combines fiction and non-fiction to make a perfect educational resource for children whether at home or in the classroom.  

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke

As the Autumn season sets in, Fletcher is very worried – his beautiful tree has begun to loose all of its leaves. Whatever Fletcher attempts to do to save them, it’s simply no use. When the final leaf falls, Fletcher feels hopeless… until he returns the next day to a glorious sight.

A tender, uplifting tale about acceptance and hope for the future.

Fletcher and the Rainbow by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke

When Fletcher sees a dazzling rainbow, he is determined to help it shine forever. Guided by his friends, he chases it through the dripping wood… but the rainbow soon starts to fade. Once the last scrap of colour is gone, Fletcher feels he has failed - until he realises something wonderful!

Join Fletcher and his friends as they celebrate the glorious colours of autumn in this uplifting story of hope.