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13 brilliant halloween books for kids

1st October 2018

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It's that time of year again! Whether you love it or loathe it, Halloween is very much in the calendar! Personally, I love the dressing up and it's a chance to meet local families as we go around trick or treating. My kids love the opportunity to read a scary book too. Not TOO scary, mind you but just enough creepiness to make them squirm! These are our 13 spooooooy favourites this year!

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Busy Halloween

With lots to see in Busy Halloween , children can join in the Halloween fun by pushing, pulling and turning the tabs. Carve a pumpkin, then get dressed up, ready to trick or treat and celebrate at a Halloween party!

Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Louise Forshaw.

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I Want to Be in a Scary Story

From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary read-aloud story ... or is it? Monster wants to be in a scary story - but is he brave enough? Scary stories have creepy witches and creaky stairs and dark hallways and spooky shadows... Oh my goodness me! That is very scary. Maybe a funny story would be better after all? Brilliantly interactive, children will delight in the wickedly funny turns-of-the-page, see themselves in the goofy, unconventional monster, and revel in the bold, hilarious illustration of celebrated graphic artist, Jean Jullien.

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There's A Spider In This Book

There's a spider in this book. Are you brave enough to take a look?

Eric the spider can't understand why people scream and run away from him. He only wants to say hello. But Fluffy the cat wants to eat Eric, so he's hiding. It's up to the reader to find Eric on every spread and maybe finally catch a glimpse of him with the surprise lift the flap ending . . .

A funny and engaging story written by internationally bestselling author, Claire Freedman, and brought to life by Mike Byrne's hilarious and colourful illustrations.

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The Right One

All ghosts wear white sheets. That's just what ghosts do. White sheets are good for haunting people and they make the ghosts feel like part of one big family. But one little ghost wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things - a bag, a rug, a boot. Can he find the right one?

A colourful picture book from talented debut author and illustrator, Violeta Noy.

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Mrs Blackhat

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind [url=https://toppsta.com/books/series/3434/kipper][i]Kipper[/i][/url] and [url=https://toppsta.com/books/deta... Will Love You Anyway[/i][/url].  

Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. From her broom to her hat, all is black... apart from her cat. What can she do to fix this problem? Find out in this hilarious, rhyming story! Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of [i][url=https://toppsta.com/books/deta... in the Zoo[/url][/i], the [i][url=https://toppsta.com/books/series/19188/fred]Fred[/url][/i] series and the [url=https://toppsta.com/books/seri... and Beans[/url] series.

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How to Make Friends With a Ghost

What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favourite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow the essential tips in How to Make Friends With a Ghost, you'll learn how a ghost can be the perfect companion for rest of your life and beyond...

"Green's picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost... A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like." Kirkus Reviews

"[A] tender little love story." The Globe and Mail

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First Prize for the Worst Witch

"I am a hopeless case - everything I do always does go wrong in the end."

Mildred Hubble may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you'll ever have. Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy, and somehow the disaster-prone Mildred has made it to Year Four. Even though everyone knows her as the Worst Witch in the School, she's secretly set her sights on winning the school's highest honour.

Yes, Mildred wants to be Head Girl!

Can she stay out of trouble and prove to everyone that even the worst witch can turn her fortunes around? Not if her arch-enemy Ethel Hallow has anything to do with it...

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World's Strangest Creepy Crawlies

Enter the weird and wonderful world of creepy-crawlies. Our animal experts have unearthed 40 of the planet's most bizarre species and ranked them in order of their oddness! With jaw-dropping facts and amazing photos, we reveal each creature's seriously strange characteristics and the unusual ways they hunt, eat or defend themselves.

They're sometimes hard to spot, but there are a mind-boggling 10 billion billion bugs on the planet. Inside  World's Strangest Creepy-Crawlies  , kids will discover the tiny terror that blows itself up to save its friends, a creature so well disguised even its own species can't see it, and a giant spider the size of a dinner plate. And with our `strange-o-meter', they can compare each animal based on its creepiness, fight factor and superpowers!

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Veronica Twitch the Fabulous Witch: in Double-Bubble girl-band trouble!

At Twitch magazine Veronica couldn't be more excited when she is given her first article to write - a feature on the most exciting girl band in Witch City, Double-Bubble. However things take a mysterious turn when Double-Bubble is kidnapped.

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Wish for a Witch

After her week living in Magenta Sharp 's magical tower, Elsie Pickles is back home and finding normal life a little dull. But when a magical gift leads her back to the Tower, Elsie knows mischief and marvellous magic are about to turn her life upside down again!

This time Magenta needs Elsie's help to save her magic licence and deal with a grumpy genie on the loose! Will it all prove too much for Elsie and her friends? Even a witch needs a wish every once in a while!

A magical adventure from Kaye Umansky, the bestselling author of the spellbinding children's classic Pongwiffy , brought to life with charming illustrations from rising star Ashley King

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Witch Girl

Goth Girl meets Ghostbusters in this read-in-one-sitting mystery adventure with the perfect spine-tingling balance of fun and scares!

Evangeline Clement spends her days learning the ways of magic from her witch grandmother. When they are called to a creepy old mansion to solve an unusual case,
Evangeline encounters an enemy unlike any of the terrifying monsters she has faced before.
and a secret about her own family that will shake her to the tips of her silver-toed boots.

Beware! This is a story to read with the lights on.

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Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Someone will take their final bow . . .

Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting.

But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.

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The Ghostkeeper's Journal and Field Guide

Welcome to SPRUNG, the Society for the Pursuit of the Reputedly Undead, Namely Ghosts!

The Ghostkeeper's Journal is a completely new book and app experience which takes you into a magical world of ghosts and spirits. Powerful new Augmented Reality effects lead you through a gripping story that lets you become the hero. Follow the story through the Journal, then view the pages through the Ghost-o-Matic app to see pictures move, reveal hidden messages, and trap dangerous phantoms.

But beware... the moment you open this book, you will release the ghosts Ag trapped inside. It's up to you to recapture them and solve the mystery of his disappearance... without disappearing yourself!

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