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50 brilliant halloween books for kids

30th September 2019

50 Brilliant Halloween Books for Kids

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 spooooooky favourites this year and they're all available to win in our giveaways.

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That's not my bat...

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this delightfully spooky Halloween addition to the series, complete with purple holographic page edges and adorable bats with hairy ears, fluffy tummies and shiny eyes. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

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1, 2, BOO!: A Spooky Counting Book

We went trick-or-treating and we saw ...

When a brother and sister go trick-or-treating, they compete to see who find the most bizarre and brilliant things. As they try to count all the hair-raising creatures, everything escalates until ...

It's time for the Halloween feast! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!

A new take on an old favourite, children will love learning to count with this funny rhyming story - packed with ghosts, skeletons, dancing monsters, spooky bats and much, much more! From the illustrator of the bestselling The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, this is a brilliant and accessible board-book version of Paul Howard's laugh-out-loud Halloween picture book, I Went Trick-or-Treating.

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Poppy and Sam's Halloween Party

Rusty the dog has gone missing! Can Poppy and Sam find him in time for their Halloween party? Little children will love looking through the peep holes and touching the textured pages in this charming book with bats, pumpkins, spiders and the adorable animals of Apple Tree Farm to spot on every page. And of course, the little yellow duck!

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Christopher Pumpkin

Meet Christopher Pumpkin - the Halloween pumpkin who doesn't want to be scary! A funny rhyming story from the authors of Supertato and the creators of Simon Sock .

Christopher Pumpkin is delighted to be magicked to life by a witch - until he discovers she wants him and the other pumpkins to get her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever! Chris just can't bring himself to hang cobwebs and cook curried slugs - he's much more into bunting and fairy cakes!

A delightful story about blazing your own trail, perfect for reading aloud!

Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

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Pick a Pumpkin

Pick a pumpkin from the patch - t all and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right...

Illustrated by the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017

It's Halloween! Which means it's time to dangle cobwebs and bats from the windows, put on costumes, and - most important of all - visit the pumpkin patch and pick out that perfect pumpkin! Then cart it home, scoop out the insides, carve a scary face, and finally light a candle inside, transforming it into a one-of-a-kind, glowing jack-o'-lantern...

With warm, autumnal art, and a rhythmic read-aloud text that captures all the excitement and familial feeling of Halloween, this is the perfect book to share by flickering candlelight on the spookiest night of the year.

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Room on the Broom Sound Book

The perfect gift for fans of Room on the Broom ! Press the page to make Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic tale come alive with 12 magical sounds.

Listen to the witch cackle and the cat purr. Hear the tap of the witch's wand and the whoosh of her broomstick in this interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all fans of Room on the Broom , it is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite and a great way to celebrate Room on the Broom Day this Halloween.

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, hair bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals need to think fast.

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Beast Feast

A charming story about a quick-thinking child and a soft-hearted beast, with letters to open.

Beast has found a tasty dinner, and he's written to all his friends to invite them to a feast. Unfortunately, Dinner is a child who very much does not want to be eaten. As Beast's friends send their instructions for cooking Dinner, is there any way Dinner can convince Beast to change his menu? A vibrant and charming interactive book with hilarious letters to open.

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Cinders and Sparks: Fairies in the Forest

In this second hilarious Cinders and Sparks adventure, our chaotic comedy duo head for Fairyland to find Cinders's mother - and get more than they bargained for . . . Perfect for readers of 7-9 and fans of Shrek and Frozen .

Cinders and her talking dog Sparks are on the run, in the Deep Dark Forest, after Cinders performed magic at the castle and made everyone think she was a witch. The hapless Hansel is on the run with them, but only because he ate some of an actual witch's gingerbread house and she got cross. If they can reach Fairyland, maybe they'll all be safe.

In the forest they will find three bears, a multitude of ridiculous adventures and one woman called Rapunzel in a tower. But Rapunzel may not be what she seems...

Will Hansel eat the three bears' porridge? Will Sparks offer useless advice at every turn? Will Brian the fairy godmother appear and actually help for once?

The answers are: yes, yes and no.

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Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed.

Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna.

Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout.

Lottie Luna might look your average werewolf but she's really rather extra-ordinary. Born on the night of a solar eclipse has given her exceptional powers of super-strength, super-speed and super-vision.

But Lottie just wants to live a normal life and go to school with her friends. She doesn't like to use her special skills unless it helps get them out of trouble.

After all, strength doesn't always come from the outside - it comes from within, too...

But when her school's bloom garden is being destroyed, she needs to spring into action.... fast!

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Picklewitch & Jack and the Cuckoo Cousin

NOBODY
tells ME what to do BECUZ.
I DUZ what I LIKES
and I LIKES what I DUZ
OH YES!

Jack's new best friend Picklewitch is still causing marvellous mischief at St Immaculate's School for the Gifted.

When she receives a letter from her cousin Archie Cuckoo, telling her he's coming to stay, Jack worries that she'll lose interest in him. But this new cousin turns out to be unexpectedly nice, and it's Picklewitch whose nose is put out of joint when Archie and Jack get along really well.

But Archie is not all he seems, and soon both Picklewitch and Jack realise there are sinister plans afoot!

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Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost

Paul returns home from school one day to discover a tiny ghost is living in the keyhole of his front door. He names him Zippel, and the little ghost is curious about everything, from food and clothes to how the toilet flushes! But Paul's parents want to change the locks - can Paul find Zippel a new home in time?

Filled with colourful pictures from best-loved illustrator Axel Scheffler, Zippel is a charming story about finding friends in the most unexpected of places.

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The Ghouls of Howlfair

The scariest legends are about to come true!

Molly Thompson has lots of questions. Questions like, is her Aunt Carol an undead fiend who drinks the blood of the living? Is she secretly lurking in the attic? And is Molly's friend Lowry a descendant of a long line of Kroglin werewolves?

Serious young historian Molly suspects that the creepy legends about her tourist town of Howlfair are starting to come true. But when her mother bans her from doing any further research, bookworm Molly and her friends - Lowry and guardian-cat Gabriel - become covert monster-hunters to keep Howlfair safe. It seems that someone is secretly trying to summon Howlfair's mythical monsters, and with the election of a new town mayor looming, everything - and everyone - is becoming increasingly suspicious...

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Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

If you believe that all you need to fight an evil bloodthirsty fiend is garlic or holy water, think again. What you need is to keep a cool head and reach for your copy of Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts !

Have you heard of the headless man roaming Edinburgh Castle? Or the mysterious girl who asks for a ride to the cemetery and then disappears into the night? What about orcs, trolls, gremlins, krakens, bunyips and the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who?

Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a trip around the globe to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, and more. Learn the defining characteristics of each beast, where it can be found and - most importantly - how to defeat it.

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A World Full of Spooky Stories

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.

Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked!

Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.

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