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50 brilliant halloween books for kids

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 even if trick or treating may not be on the agenda this year. 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...

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Little Monsters

Howl with laughter and squeal with delight at this monstrously exciting new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by the awesome Adam Stower!

Howler is a SMALL werewolf with a BIG problem.

He is just not SCARY! And that makes him the odd one out at Monster School...

But when Howler finds some new friends, he discovers that being the ODD one out might just make him the COOLEST one of all...

This hilarious new picture book is full of squeal appeal and has giggles on every page.

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Love Monster and the Scary Something

A funny and reassuring story in this monster hit series!

It's way past bedtime o'clock in Cutesville and Love Monster is the only one who's wide awake... Or is he?

As the sounds of the night make his imagination run wild... will he be brave enough to stare his fears straight in the googly eye?

A heart-poppingly empowering, edge-of the-bed story, about how, sometimes, it's only when we face our fears, that we find out there was nothing to be scared of, after all.

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Midnight Magic

   Black cats born at midnight
  Are different indeed
  A mischievous, odd
  And peculiar breed
 
   
  In the middle of winter, three kittens are born in a barn. Two are ordinary, but the third, jet black and born on the stroke of midnight, is brimming with magic from whiskers to tail - even sparking life into a dusty old broomstick! While her siblings pounce at rats, Midnight perfects her flying skills on the broom, not noticing how her mother disapproves of her magical ways...    
  When Midnight finds herself abandoned, the little black kitten sets out to find a new home with only her loyal broom Twiggy at her side. The pair soon befriend a kind-hearted girl called Trixie. But how will Trixie's family react to Midnight's extraordinary powers and taste for mischief?    
   A bewitching new series from the best-selling author of  A PINCH OF MAGIC  , Michelle Harrison. Told in rhyming verse and illustrated in colour throughout, this is perfect for readers of SQUISHY MCFLUFF, HUBBLE BUBBLE and  GOBBOLINO  .      
  PRAISE FOR  MIDNIGHT MAGIC  :    
   "This is the perfect next step after picture books with fun rhyming text and sweet illustrations - a gorgeous young fiction book with plenty of sparkle!" - Toppsta  

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween

Dress the sticker dollies in a range of Halloween costumers in this spooky addition to the Sticker Dolly Dressing series. There are lots of stickers with which to dress the dolls in brilliant costumes and accessories, and decorations to complete the magical scenes.

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Where's Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search

The spotlight search is back! Use the paper spotlight searcher as a magic torch to illuminate the six spooky scenes in this book. With bonus games on every page!

Join Wally and his friends as they set sail on a ghostly galleon, wander through treacherous lands and seek shelter in a haunted castle in this spooky search-and-find adventure. With six scenes to send shivers down your spine and extra activities on every page - it's frightful! Includes a search wand and an extra glow-in-the-dark game! No batteries necessary. All light-up magic is designed from paper, and extra spotlight search wands are available to print online.

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My Magical Owl

With a sparkly foil cover, My Magical Owl takes readers on a wonderful journey with a wise little owl.

With push, pull and turn mechanisms, little ones will have lots of fun taking part in the owl's exciting adventure!

Yujin Shin's beautifully coloured illustrations are paired with gently rhyming text to create a perfect magical world, with bright, sparkling detail and things to spot in four magical scenes.

Enjoy more adventures in the My Magical series, based on the popular Busy Book format, with My Magical Unicorn, My Magical Dragon and My Magical Flying Pony .

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Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Push, pull and slide the magical moving mechanisms in this brilliant board book to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom - and bring the story to life!

Wiggle the witch's broomstick to make her and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains. Push and pull the tabs to see what happens when they are joined by a dog, a bird and a frog who all want a ride and . . . SNAP! Make the broom break in two. Move the magical scene-changing mechanism to scare away the greedy dragon who's hungry for a snack, and then slide out the big tab on the last page to watch the witch and her friends fly off on their brand new truly magnificent broom - whoosh!

Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction to the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo , and a great gift for fans of the original story.

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Monsters at Halloween

It's Halloween and Billy can't wait for the village Halloween Party. There's just one problem... his Mini Monsters are at the party too! Sparkle-Bogey's in the apple bobbing, Trumpet's in a pumpkin and Gloop's playing 'Guess the Body Part'. Can Billy find his monsters before anyone else does? Or will it be up to Peep to save the day?

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Lottie Luna and the Fang Fairy

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 is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her special skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else.

But when Lottie and her friends go camping, she finds that she might just need to - if she's going to find out the truth about the fang fairy...

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Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson

Can you hear the distant dragon's rumble of thunder? And smell the sweet swampy aroma of the ogre? Can you taste the tangy tarantula tarts? And see the girl who's really a wizard? From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson's brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems. On this tattered magic carpet You can choose your destination For nothing's quite as magical As your imagination Beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of classic, established and rising poets. Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end! Poets include: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and A.F. Harrold.

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Seven Ghosts

Jake and the other finalists in a writing competition have been invited to a stately house for a tour like no other. As their guide leads them through grand rooms, hidden nooks and magnificent grounds, they hear the stories of seven ghosts who haunt the halls. But strange shapes and shadows follow Jake as he journeys through the house and with each tale that Jake hears, he begins to feel more uneasy. All is not as it seems and soon Jake will discover that something is very, very wrong ...Old ghosts are stirred-up for Halloween in this spine-tingling, multi-narrative horror. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Haunted

Matt Haig, Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Mal Peet, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven spine-tingling stories. Watch your step as you take a ghost walk around the ancient city of York and a long-ago woodland which is reawakening. Be warned of the drowned boy who will stop at nothing to find someone to play with for all time. Look into the mirror, where a lost child lurks, ready to pull you in, and try not to cry out at the monstrous creatures prowling for their next victim. Some stories will make you scream, some will make you shiver - but all will haunt you long after you've put the book down . . .

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Witch Child

An updated edition of this outstanding historical novel, in a stunning new package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication. When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.

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The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne
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BOOK OF THE MONTH: Set in a broken, future England, where gunfights and monsters collide, this is the exciting first title in a phenomenal fantasy teen series by Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of Lockwood & Co.

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