Books that go Bump in the Night! Books that go Bump in the Night!

There's a spooky book for everyone in our special Halloween selection!

Martha Mayhem and the Witch from the Ditch
Joanne Owen
A deliciously, wonderful read that highlights how courage, team work and a little bit of sparkle can help you overcome any difficulties. One day one her way to school Martha unwittingly releases a ghoul trapped inside a gate and meets... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School
Barry Hutchison
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ghost-busting, gadget-rich adventure with monster laughs The appearance of an apparently malevolent poltergeist in his bedroom (just as he's trying to do his homework too) is the start of a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Skeleton Tree
Kim Ventrella
October 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: love, loss and a skeleton in the garden Stanly is surprised but intrigued to discover a finger bone apparently growing in his garden. It could win him the Young... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss
A very special, spooky story from Dr. Seuss - with glow-in-the-dark ink! As always Dr. Seuss is an absolute joy to read aloud and What Was I Scared of? is no exception. A night time encounter with some rather scary... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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Little Faces: Happy Halloween!
Nathan Thoms Pintachan
There are Hallowe'en tricks and treats on every page of this very jolly little first book, including a smiling, friendly little witch, a grinning pumpkin, and a dancing skeleton. Turn the pages and, thanks to an ingenious bit of paper... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedWitch Snitch The Inside Scoop on the Witches of Ritzy City
Sibéal Pounder
In a nutshell: absolutely fabulous mix of magical fun and fashion Hold on to your hats, it's Witchoween in Sinksville, when everyone gets out their best party frocks and parties! As part of the celebrations Tiga has been asked to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Spooky Collection
Valerie Thomas
A wonderful boxed set of six of the spookiest Winnie and WIlbur stories and two special edition CDs. Includes the following Winnie and Wilbur titles: The Midnight Dragon, The Haunted House, The New Computer, The Amazing Pumpkin, The Big Bad... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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First Day at Skeleton School
Sam Lloyd
Do you dare look round Skeleton School? There are monsters and witches, not to mention ghouls ... Huge fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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Witch for a Week
Kaye Umansky
In a nutshell: one of our funniest writers works her magic From the creator of the much-loved Pongwiffy books comes a new series that mixes magic, friendship and comedy together, with an extra helping of charm. Young Elsie Pickles... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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Horrid Henry's Halloween Horrors
Francesca Simon
A day devoted to stuffing your face with sweets and playing horrid tricks: Horrid Henry and Hallowe'en are made for one another! There are six stories in this collection, each one a tribute to Henry's ability to cause trouble, upset... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave
Jonathan Stroud
In a nutshell: dicing with the dead has never been so thrilling Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series about a company of teenage psychics attempting to keep the streets of a nearly-but-not contemporary London clear of malevolent spirits is thrilling... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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I Want to Be in a Scary Story
Sean Taylor
The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again.From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise comes a very scary... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2017
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That's Not My Witch...
Fiona Watt
Usborne's touchy-feely books are perfect for babies and very young children. The illustrations are bright and attractive, just busy enough to catch the eye, with lots of things to point out and name. Each page features a touchy-feely patch too... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2017
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Hyde and Squeak
Fiona Ross
Stevenson's classic is given a wildly inventive comic makeover by Fiona Ross. Squeak the mouse is a dab hand at competitions, but gets more than he bargained for when he wins a strange pot of jelly … One mouthful turns... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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This Cookbook is Gross
Susanna Tee
This is one of those books that does exactly what it says on the tin: it's full of recipes for dishes that really will freak out your friends, from ‘cat poo in the litter tray' to ‘severed fingers'. Disgusting as... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Grave Matter
Juno Dawson
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 In a nutshell: Gothic tale of love and obsession Teenage love is the subject of Juno Dawson's thoroughly creepy new book for Barrington Stoke: ‘I think we love more freely… more playfully,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/09/2017
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The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe'en, is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening before "All Hallows' Day" (also known as "All Saints' Day"). Halloween was also sometimes called All Saints' Eve.

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The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries and given a Christian interpretation.

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So to celebrate general spookiness and horror we have a selection of books that will hopefully fright and delight in equal measure children of all ages as well as grown-ups who have never quite grown up or don’t like to think they have!

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