What's new in October with Graffeg

Do you smell that? The air is crisper, the wind is picking up and the leaves are almost crunchy – spooky season is upon us and has certainly arrived at the Graffeg offices! It's time to dust off our vanilla pumpkin candles, wrap up in cosy blankets and bring out that autumn TBR list. October is a very busy month at Graffeg with new titles hitting the shelves every week. If you do spot any of our books in the wild, tag us in a social media post! There's nothing we love more interacting with our loyal customers.

For those of you wondering what's coming out this month, look no further! As usual, Alexa, Bethan and Hannah have you covered.

October titles:

by Bethan Blake-Abed-Ali, Marketing Executive

October is a busy month here in the Graffeg office with a total of 8 new titles publishing in time for the festive season along with re-formatted editions of some of our picture books and new paperback editions of a few festive favourites.


Red is Home is a new title by the team behind Goodbye Hobbs, Emma Bettridge and Josephine Birch. Red lives in two homes and has special things he does in each to make him feel happy. But Monday is moving day, and Red is nervous. What if the new house isn’t like the old one? What if he can’t do the same things?


Next, we have two new activity books. Fly, Butterfly, Fly! Colouring Book is an adaptation of Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou’s latest Wild Wanderers adventures, perfect for all ages to wind down with after a busy day. Albert Puzzles and Colouring features a host of different activities for children aged 3-5 including dot-to-dot, mazes, spot-the-difference and many more.


Moving into non-fiction, we have the latest in the Nature book series, The Crow Family Book. This title explores the eight members of the crow family seen in the UK along with a fascinating section on the myths and legend, art and literature inspired by these beautiful birds.


Sue Kent Garden Notes has been written and designed by award-winning designer, TV presenter and RHS ambassador Sue Kent. This book is the perfect tool to ensure successful gardening, combining note taking for seeds, plants and garden design, together with helpful planting information, plant and soil health pointers, pruning tips, gardener health tips and much more.


The final board book of 2023 is out this month, Fletcher and the Seasons. Perfect for babies and toddlers aged 0-3, this board book takes readers on a journey with Fletcher through the four seasons in his forest home.


We finish this month with a spooky edition to the Mouse and Mole series, Boo to the Who. Mouse and Mole Boo to the Who contains three brand-new classic short stories by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by James Mayhew.


This month also sees new formats for Through the Eyes of Us and Fly, Butterfly, Fly!, now in a slightly smaller size, and paperback editions of The Lightbringers and Gaspard’s Christmas.

Teitlau mis Hydref:

gan Alexa Price, Swyddog Marchnata

Dim ond un llyfr newydd Cymraeg sy'n cyrraedd silffoedd siopau llyfrau mis yma, sef Mae Twm Gartref gan Emma Bettridge a Josephine Birch ac wedi'i  gyfieithu gan Anwen Pierce. Mae gan Twm dau gartref gwahanol, ond mae un o'i berchnogwyr ar fin symud ty. Mae'r stori annwyl yma yn tynnu sylw at effeithiau newid a phryder ar yr unigolyn. 

Ar ben hynny, mi fydd gan Graffeg stondyn yn y London Welsh Emporium yn Llundain ar yr 21ain o Hydref. Dewch draw i'r London Welsh Centre i ddweud helo! 'Dyn ni'n edrych ymlaen at weld chi!

Office catch-up:

by Hannah Morley, Sales and Customer Relations

It’s October! This means the office here in Llanelli will be very quiet as Publishing Director, Matthew Howard, heads off to Frankfurt Book Fair for a week. If you are lucky enough to be in Frankfurt (18-20 October) then you can find Graffeg at (Wales stand 4.1 G20). 

Last month’s bestseller on the website was Ian Brown and Eoin Clarke's Albert and the Pond

It’s great to see that we’re getting lots of pre-orders for our upcoming titles. We announce new titles on our social media pages and so as soon as you see a cover reveal you can head over to the Graffeg website to pre-order the title. 

This month, we’re expecting Mouse and Mole: Boo to the Who, by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew and The Crow Family Book by Jane Russ, part of our popular nature series. Did you know that Crows have regional dialects? Me neither! Sue Kent Garden Notes has just come in and I’m definitely adding it to my Christmas list. 

Want to keep in touch? Send us an email over at croeso@graffeg.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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