There are so many fangtastic reads for Halloween this year, I have chosen ones which will appeal to even the very youngest of readers. From our favourite friends Mr Men, lift the flap books with lots to discover, to early chapter books. There is something that will captivate, enchant and entertain every little monster in this spooky selection.
Little Monster and the Spooky Party – Pippa Goodheart & Nick Sharratt
When an invitation to a spooky party arrives on the doormat, Little Monster is very excited. Lift the flaps and help him to discover yummy and yucky treats and find his friends in a game of hide- and -shriek.
Wonderful rhymes and bold illustrations make this book a tantalising treat for tiny tots. A real cloud pleaser which will delight and entertain.
Four Silly Skeletons – Mark Sperring & Sue Hendra
Meet four silly skeletons: Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill. They live in a house at the top of a hill. Now, every single day there always seems to be a silly little mishap, sometimes two or three…
Watch as our music-loving skeletons find themselves in lots of trouble in this crazy, calamity story. Enjoy the humorous and detailed illustrations which capture perfectly the chaos unfolding in this wonderful rhyming rendition.
Halloween – Richard Platt & Richard Watson
Join in the Halloween adventure and discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, Halloween celebrations around the world and the history of Halloween in this interactive information book from Red Shed.
With other 50 flaps to flip, this book is stuffed with intriguing information to amaze and amuse. Children will gasp in glee at the gruesome facts and relish the sumptuous spreads. Providing hours of learning and entertainment, a real spooky treat.
Mr Men Halloween Sticker Activity Book/Mr Men Halloween Party – Roger Hargreaves
The perfect Halloween treat for all Mr Men fans a new story and activity book, all you need for a Mr Happy Halloween. Join the Mr Men for some creepy colouring, ghoulish games, perfect pumpkins and spooky sticker fun.
We loved the Halloween activity book, guaranteed to keep your little witches and ghoulies out of mischief. Join in with Mr Happy’s Halloween party and see if you can guess the mysterious ghost in this new spooktastic tale.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Spooky School – Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
I’m a huge fan of the adventures of the brave baker dogs Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, so was thrilled when I discovered they had a new illustrated fiction series and this didn’t disappoint. Packed with thrills, spills and mysteries our dynamic duo are back on the case solving more wacky mysteries.
Dealing with cheeky ghosts, a power-grabbing red panda and a racoon gang these hilarious stories will captivate the imagination of newly confident readers. A combination of marvellous storytelling and sublime illustrations ‘Spooky School’ is just divine I absolutely loved it.
Bella Broomstick Halloween Havoc – Lou Kuenzler
Bella is back for a third adventure, it’s Halloween and for a young witch that can only mean one thing – havoc! She can’t wait to do ordinary non- magic things like carve a pumpkin and go trick-or-treating like her friends. But when wicked witch Great Aunt Hemlock decides to pay her a visit, things start to go wrong, Can Bella save the day?
Another irresistible adventure filled with magical mishaps and quirky whimsical drawings. Allow yourself to be totally bewitched by Bella in this delightful new tale. Watch out for lots of comic spells and broomstick thrills in this madcap adventure.
A huge thank you to Egmont, Red Shed, Scholastic and Bloomsbury for sending me copies of these books.