Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but how great is autumn? Colourful leaves, cosy sweaters, the return of Strictly and a load of fabulous new children's books to dive into.
This is a great gift – as much for parents/carers as babies. It's a humorous take on the disruption new arrivals cause, accompanied by simple, graphic illustrations that little ones will enjoy.
The latest in the series of board books following the adventures of Romeo the dog, with lots of words to learn and questions to answer. Curious toddlers will love it.
Delightful sequel focusing on the relationship between a musician and his dog and everyone's favourite pianist bear. Warning: may induce tears.
(Pan Macmillan, RRP £12.99)
Kitty absolutely adores this twisted tale, featuring many of her favourite fairy tale characters, plus new heroine Little Green Rain Cape.
Fascinating illustrated biography of French director Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female filmmaker, known as'Mother of the Movies'.
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty (Amulet Books, RRP £8.99)
First in The Questioneers series, empowering chapter books featuring the brilliant Rosie and her super-smart friends Ada Twist and Iggy Peck.
Fans of daredevil Hilda will love this new chapter book in which she encounters a troll. (There's also a new Netflix series, which is ace.)
Cressida Cowell (Hodder, RRP £12.99)
The second book in Cowell's magical series about wizard boy Xar and warrior girl Wish as they try to save the Wildwoods from the witches.