Have fun skele this Halloween and turn hugs and kisses into bugs and whistles and with a collection of the best Halloween stories for kids, as recommended by the UK’s largest children’s reading association, BookTrust.
You’re going to love these kids’ Halloween books at first bite, with just the right amount of “ scary ” to laugh with your little one.
Emily Drabble, responsible for books, promotion and awards, shared her thoughts on Halloween reading: “Changing your reading routine based on the events of the calendar of the year is an easy way to save time. fun, exciting and engaging read for toddlers. It also helps kids understand the world around them a bit more by explaining why everything is scarier this time of year!
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Summary: Princess Eliza is having a birthday party. But just as she blows out the seven candles on her cake, the evil wizard arrives… uninvited.
Author: Ed Vere
Publisher: Puffin Books
Summary: Have you ever wondered if somewhere, not too far away, there could be monsters?
Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Emma Dodd
Summary: There are so many scary things to do on Halloween. You can carve a pumpkin, bake ghostly cookies, do tricks or treats in a shiny costume – and eat lots of yummy candy! Finally, it’s time to cuddle with mom and go to bed, because even little monsters need sleep!
Author: Katharine Holabird Illustrator: Helen Craig
Plot: Helen Craig’s delicate and intricate artwork beautifully evokes the Halloween vibe and is packed with details kids will love to explore.
Author: Amy Sparkes Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Red Fox
Plot: Can our young hero take on a monster zoo full of naughty creatures – and survive to tell the tale?
Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
Plot: In this first story about beloved characters Meg the Witch and Mog her cat, the couple set off for a wild Halloween party with all the other witches.
Author: Emma Yarlett
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Summary: This is a story about a little monster called… Nibbles. And with that, he nibbles his way out of the book! This truly exciting reading experience is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Summary: This daringly rhyming picture book features four skeletons prone to accidents. Children will laugh at their various misadventures, making this a great book to share with little ones on Halloween.
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