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The best Halloween books for kids of all ages!

It's almost Halloween! We've picked some of the best Halloween books for kids of all ages – from board books and picture books to activity books and fiction, there's something for everyone.

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Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2

The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear has come for a visit to a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and walks the cobwebby corridors, all sorts of creepy characters appear from doors and hidey holes. But where could he be going and what will he find there?

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Where’s Mrs Witch?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2

Each title in this stylish series for toddlers has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where’s Mrs Witch?, you’re on the lookout for Mr Skeleton, Mrs Spider, Mr Vampire and Mrs Witch herself!

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Press Out and Decorate: Halloween

Illustrated by Kate McLelland
2-5

Make your own 3D decorations with this brilliant board book of press-out skeletons, bats, ghosts and more. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create eye-catching 3D hanging ornaments or threaded together to make a decorative garland.

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Make and Play: Halloween

Illustrated by Joey Chou
2-5

This innovative activity board book is full of spooktacular press-out pieces, including witches, ghosts and a whole host of Halloween characters. The book also includes 10 pages of frightfully fun activities, including songs, recipes, and plenty of things to make and do to keep little ones busy for hours during the spooky season!

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We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt!

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
0-2

Three children are hunting for the perfect pumpkin to take trick or treating. But first, they’ve got to get through the sticky spiders’ webs, the flapping bats, and then – worst of all – enter a spooky HAUNTED HOUSE! Will they find a great big pumpkin there . . . or the biggest surprise of the night?

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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5

Wanda the witch is so shy she can’t talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won’t come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda’s not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest . . . will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon?

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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7

Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. A class talent show becomes a thing of great mystery and intrigue, when it turns out that Jacob Barry’s stinky shoe can PREDICT THE FUTURE! Or filled with peril when the boys’ toilets become HAUNTED! And then there’s the CURSE that lives in the story-time carpet and gives everyone ANTS IN THEIR PANTS…

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Hubble Bubble: The Super Spooky Fright Night

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Joe Berger
5-7

Pandora's granny–a witch!–causes magical mayhem wherever she goes, from a birthday party where the teddy bears come to life to a bus with a flat tire that turns into a circus train and a truly spellbinding Halloween party. In this first book in a new series, readers will find out that life with Granny is always full of surprises!

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The Dragon In The Library

Written by Louie Stowell Illustrated by Davide Ortu
7-9

Kit can’t STAND reading. She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library … and the world.

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The Monster in the Lake

Written by Louie Stowell Illustrated by Davide Ortu
7-9

Kit is a wizard. The youngest wizard in the world, in fact. But her magic keeps going wrong, and all kinds of weird stuff has started happening – exploding fireballs, animals talking when they shouldn’t be, and a very strange new arrival in a nearby park. So Kit and her two best friends – along with their local librarian – set off to investigate, and to save the world… again.

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Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy

Written by Dashe Roberts
9-12

When twelve-year-old, UFO-obsessed, Lucy Sladan sneaks out in the middle of a thunderstorm to investigate the unexplained disappearances in her hometown of Sticky Pines, she finds more than she bargained for: a huge hairy creature, a thirteen-year-old stranger named Milo Fisher and a deep-rooted secret...

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Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake

Written by Dashe Roberts
9-12

Milo, loyal to his double-crossing, business-mogul father, has taken a trip to Black Hole Lake, leaving Lucy to continue her search into alien life and the Truth that she knows is out there. Milo’s discovery of a sinister, dark creature in the Lake will put them both in terrible danger and also – if they survive their adventure – make them friends again.

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