If you fancy celebrating Halloween with something other than sweets and chocolate, you should take a look at this spooky range of Halloween books for children available in my online store…
Room on the Broom
A modern classic, Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom is a brilliant story about a clumsy witch and some animal friends who come to her rescue. It’s a lovely rhyming story, with a cast of colourful characters. Children as young as two will appreciate this story, and it’s great for older kids too – my 7-year-old will still sit down when we pull this one out at bedtime.
This is one of my favourite ever story books, and its popularity is proven by the fact that it was turned into an animation a couple of Christmases ago, and it’s also a stage show (we’ve seen it and highly recommend it).
Buy a Room on the Broom gift set, and choose from either a cuddly witch or dragon with the book for just £23 delivered. Already got the book? Not a problem. Click here to buy the soft toys on their own for just £14 each.
I’m Not Scared
My boys and I totally adore Lee Wildish’s illustrations. This book is packed with ghouls and monsters perfect for enjoying at Halloween. In the rhyming tale, little cat assures us he’s definitely not afraid of giants, witches, ogres, ghouls, lions, dragons, dinosaurs, or grizzly bears… but what happens when they all come knocking at his door?!
The Usborne Spooky Sound Book
A cracker of a sound book, the Usborne Spooky Sound book features an array of monstrous noises from creaky doors and howling wolves to moaning ghosts and a cackling witch. These sound books from Usborne are really robust and little ones love to press the buttons and turn the sturdy board pages.
If you’ve got a Peppa Pig fan, this is an excellent choice. Mummy pig says cobwebs mean spiders, and spiders are creepy. But then rockets, fireworks, dinosaurs and the dark can also be a little scary. Luckily, Mummy Pig is always there with a cuddle if things ever get too scary! This small board book version is perfect for little hands, and it’s enough of a story to suit pre-schoolers too.
This book’s a bargain at just £2 or 3 for £5.
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou
Another Julia Donaldson, albeit a lesser-known one; A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare… but he can’t even wake her up. He calls on his noisy animal and baby friends to help, but even their loud raucous doesn’t rouse her…until a feather floats in. There’s a lovely repetitive rhythm to this story (not the mention the chance to make lots of silly animal noises) – it’s bound to be a hit with any young family.
The Princess and the Wizard
One of the colourful collaborations between Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, The Princess and the Wizard is a clever tale about a young princess and an evil wizard. When Princess Eliza is captured by the wizard, her fairy Godmother casts a spell to give her seven chances to escape…but can she outfox the man in the pointy hat?
Mr Men and Little Miss books
Perfect for slightly older children, and a great alternative to a bag of sweets, these spooky tales from the Mr Men and Little Miss collection make the perfect Halloween treat. All are just £2 each or part of my brilliant value 3 for £5 deal.
I’d love to hear what books you enjoy reading with your little people. Let me know by posting in the comments, or drop me a line on email or social.