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!

Grace-Ella Spells for Beginners
Sharon Marie Jones
In a nutshell: Black cats | Magic | Fun Grace-Ella's life is magically transformed when a black cat strolls into her house and makes himself at home. Mr Whiskins is a witches' cat, and Grace-Ella discovers that she is a witch.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires
Kes Gray
In a nutshell: Daisy does trick or treating | Spending time with the irrepressible Daisy is always fun, and with their short chapters, large print and lively pictures Kes Gray's books are perfect for children reading on their own. As Hallowe'en... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedWitch Glitch
Sibéal Pounder
This is the fourth book about young witch Tiga Whicabim and she gains more fans with each new episode. Reunited with her long-lost mum Gretal Green, Tiga is settled in Silver City and set to live happily ever after. But... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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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: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Four Silly Skeletons
Mark Sperring
Lots of laughs as Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill, the four silly skeletons who love to dance, get themselves in all kinds of predicaments as they cavort about – especially at night. Luckily, their resourceful Auntie June is on hand... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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Scary Stories for 7 Year Olds
Various Authors
It's the perfect time of year for scary stories and there's a wonderfully varied selection in this excellent collection all written by prize-winning children's authors. For example, Michael Rosen retells a couple of scary folk tales to deliver thrills with... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Pumpkin Project
Katie Smith
Winner of ITV Lorraine's Top Tales 2016 | In a nutshell: growing vegetables grows confidence and puts nasty Penelope in the shade Katie Smith's story beat 3000 others in Lorraine's Top Tales competition on ITV, winning the approval of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Halloween ABC
Jannie Ho
Bats, eyeballs, pumpkins and monsters in underpants all feature in this fun first alphabet book for babies and toddlers with a spooky theme. This sturdy board book introduces simple seasonal words, to get toddlers excited about Halloween. A spook-taculary fantastic way... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 08/09/2016
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The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?
Josh Lacey
In a nutshell: dragons Halloween and a visit from Granny | Josh Lacey's Dragonsitter stories are little masterpieces of comic storytelling. In each one, the action is revealed via emails between young Edward Smith-Pickles and his uncle Morton, owner of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas
Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers will spot them on her head) Winnie can't see the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedSeen and Not Heard
Katie May Green
There's lots for children to think about in this unusual, original picture book, and it might change the way they regard visits to stately homes for ever. All is quiet as we enter Shiverhawk Hall, and the children in the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Peter Rabbit Animation: Pumpkin Party

Based upon the CBeebies animated show, a perfect pumpkin adventure for Halloween. With humour and a lively storyline this brings the characters from Beatrix Potter's wonderful and accomplished storybooks to very small children. Visit www.peterrabbitclub.com for Peter Rabbit... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 03/09/2015
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Serpents and Werewolves Tales of Animal Shapeshifters from Around the World
Lari Don
Who hasn't wondered what it would be like to be an animal? No wonder that shape-shifter stories are so fascinating to us, or that they feature in so many different cultures. Storyteller Lari Don has gathered together a spellbinding collection... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/09/2015
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Goblins and Ghosties Stories of Darkness from Around the World
Maggie Pearson
Maggie Pearson has collected folk tales and legends from around the world to create a collection guaranteed to give readers goosebumps. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and many more supernatural creatures not so familiar to British readers populate the stories. Each one... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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The Ride-by-Nights
Walter de la Mare
This is the second of Walter de la Mare's poems to be turned into a picture book by Carolina Rabei and her illustrations provide a rich setting. It's Hallowe'en and ‘Up on their brooms the Witches stream/Crooked and black in... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Spooky Poems
James Carter, Brian Moses
It's spook o'clock alright in this excellent collection of scary poems and what a range of subject, tone and form there is to enjoy. Here are funny poems – of course - some silly ones, and some that are really... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/09/2015
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Witch Switch
Sibéal Pounder
A welcome return to Ritzy City, where Tiga Whicabim is now very happily settled in and enjoying her new life as a witch. She's on holiday with her friend Fluffanora when a letter arrives from Fran the fairy with bad... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2015
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Witchmyth
Emma Fischel
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - September 2015 Book of the Month This second adventure for witchkid Flo Skritchett is likely to prove as popular as the first. A huge part of the fun of the stories... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedArchie Greene and the Magician's Secret
D. D. Everest
September 2014 Debut of the Month An unexpected present, a very old book with unusual powers and a twelve-year-old with an inquisitive mind are at the heart of this exciting adventure. When Archie Greene is given a dusty old book... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Mr Sparks
Danny Weston
Danny Weston writes decidedly creepy thrillers, and this will certainly send shivers down the spine. The eponymous Mr Sparks is an ancient wooden ventriloquist's dummy, who claims to be a real boy. He can certainly think and speak for himself,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedThirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Funnybones
Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, September 2015 Best-selling Janet and Allan Ahlberg tell a deliciously spooky and ultimately joyful story about all the things skeletons get up in a dark dark night. The Big Skeleton, the Little Skeleton and the Dog... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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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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