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Epic Runs of the World, Lonely Planet

If you need persuading out of your armchair this autumn, this is the book to do it. This photographic, hardback publication covers 50 of the world’s greatest running routes, from short city-runs to cross-country trains and ultra-marathons. There are a further 150 courses around the world aimed at runners of all abilities. Each run is accompanied by photos, a map and a toolkit of practical details, such as how to get there and where to stay. Asian runs include The Great Wall Marathon in China, Angkor Wat Half Marathon in Cambodia, A Temple Ascent in Pokhara, Nepal, and Kyoto’s Riverside in Japan.

One More Croissant For The Road, Felicity Cloake

A delicious travelogue and recipe book dedicated to that most culinary of countries, France. Cloake cycles 2,300km across the country, uncovering each region’s classic signature dish. From Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet and Poule au Pot, and from beach to mountain, Atlantic to Mediterranean via the Pyrenees, each of the 21 ‘stages’ of her tour de France concludes with lunch and a fresh recipe for each dish. “Whether you’re an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing – this book with get you hooked,” enthuses Yotam Ottolenghi. Bon appetit!

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: a collection of recipes to share, Felicita Sala

In each apartment at 10 Pomegranate Street someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours. Mr Singh is making coconut dahl and his daughter Maria is mashing avocados for guacamole. A deliciously illustrated tale of community and yummy food from around the world.

The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet, Benjamin Hoff

A unique, child-friendly introduction to the principles of Taoism with Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet. Author Benjamin Hoff’s explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet, show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy, but something that you can use today. Beautifully illustrated by E H Shepard.  

The Pigeon Has To Go To School! Mo Willems

Summer holidays are over and the first day of school has arrived for many children. But should the pigeon go to school? Why? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn’t like it? What if he learns TOO much? A fun picture book for settling school-induced nerves. 

A Wild Child’s Guide To Endangered Animals, Millie Marotta

An illustrated guide to the animals that are most at risk of disappearing from our world forever. From oceans to forests and mountains and snow, the facts, tales and illustrations beautifully open up the world of the animal kingdom to young readers.