Pumpkins, sweets, trick or treating, there's so much that makes Halloween so amazing, and nothing beats a perfectly spooky read!
For the little ones
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost - Flavia Z. Drago
This heart-warming and wholesome picture book is the IDEAL treat for a bit of Halloween fun. Gustavo is great at all the regular ghostly things, floating through walls to pick up his favourite ice-scream? Yep, he's great! He's not so great with people. In a bid to tackle his shyness and make friends, he hosts his very own violin concert. Grab yourself a copy of this beautifully written and illustrated book here.
Room on the Broom, 20th Anniversary Edition - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Iconic and timeless, this famous book has been re-imagined to celebrate its 20th anniversary and it's perfect for a spooky Halloween night. This famous pair are also the creators of The Gruffalo, and if you're not yet acquainted with the Room on the Broom series, get acquainted and get yourself a copy of this new book here.
Taking the scare up a little:
There's a Ghost in this House - Oliver Jeffers
Hauntingly fantastic, this gorgeous picture book from renowned illustrator Oliver Jeffers cements itself as a must-read this Halloween. Living in a haunted house, you'd think the little girl had seen a ghost before, what do they even look like? Join her on this journey as she hunts out ghosts and gets suitably spooky this Halloween. Find out more here.
Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost - Alex Rühle and Axel Scheffler
Paul comes home to find a little ghost living in his keyhole, the most prominent of questions the ghost poses is "how does the toilet flush?" among other things of course. Paul's parents want to replace the locks around the house which poses a threat to Zippel, can a new home for him be found in time? Head here to read more about this book and get yourself a copy.
For the older readers:
Horror Heights: The Slime - Bec Hill
Connie loves slime, if it's slimy, she wants it! She decides to make her own recipe to adapt her slime to be even more super, but alas it doesn't work, except when... The next morning Connie wakes up to discover her slime has come to life! The slime talks, and even has a name, Big. When the slime threatens to eat everyone Connie loves, she has to discover her talents and protect everyone. Grab this book here.
The Ash House - Angharad Walker
This book just screams Halloween! When a very lost boy turns up at the Ash House he can't quite remember his name or why he's there, he just remembers the pains he gets in his back. As the others start to worry when the Headmaster is missing, Dom must overcome a lot of fear to tackle the demons of the soot-covered home. Grab yourself a copy of The Ash House here.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
From the brand new to a classic, this book needs no introduction. Centered around a Floridian boy whose Grandfather was mercilessly murdered, he's drawn towards a remote Welsh island where he finds the home for peculiar children decaying away. Follow the story of Jacob here and order yourself a copy now.