Our Top 10 Spooky Books for Children This Halloween


It’s Halloween month – so dim the lights, grab a torch, and gather round for our top ten spooky stories for October…

We’re not scared, you’re scared…

Here is our Top 10 Spooky books for Halloween

New Monster in School Book

10. New Monster In School

Being the new kid at school is never easy, especially when you're a monster! Luckily, in Transylmania, the other kids are monsters too.

Monster Beach Book

9. Monster Beach

What frightens Frankenstein? When the monsters get lost in the woods, they'll discover that even the mightiest of monsters can get spooked.

Phantom Pirate Book

8. Phantom Pirates

It's holler-day time again, but things never run smoothly for these ghosties. Instead of a luxury cruise, the friends find themselves aboard a ship of phantom pirates--how frightful!

Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

7. Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

In this twist on a traditional tale, Cinderella's not scared of ANYTHING - not even the ghastliest, ghostliest, creepiest, spookiest party of all time...

The Snow Queen Book

6. The Snow Queen

This retelling of a traditional Hans Christian Anderson tale offers young readers a chilling tale – and even if the ending isn’t always happy, there is lots to learn about storytelling and other cultures here.

Hide Shriek book

5. Hide and Shriek

Before the Mighty Mighty Monsters can play Hide and Seek, they need to make some rules. No flying like a vampire bat, no sniffing like a werewolf, and absolutely no magic!

Monstrous Maud: Scary Show book

4. Monstrous Maud: Scary Show

When Maud decides to learn advanced sorcery for the talent show, she can't control her spells. Now Maud has to work out how to do reverse magic - before the whole school guesses her Monstrous secret!

Jack and the Giant Killer book

3. Jack the Giant Killer (and other stories)

In this classic tale, readers are drawn into chilling, eerie fairy tales full of magic and wonder. Dark, haunting images and illustrations complement each story and help readers explore these scary fairy tales and their own imaginations.

Ghost Striker book

2. Ghost Striker

The Tigers are facing a difficult away match against a tough team, but they have got special help of their ghost goalie - or have they? Football fun by Janet Burchett and Sara Vogler.

Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse book

1. Horrid Henry and the Mummy’s Curse

Can Henry protect Peter from the mummy’s curse…? Find out this and more in these top tales of Francesca Simon’s cheeky creation, Horrid Henry. Includes 4 laugh-out-loud stories.

Grab all these books and more here - and don’t forget, with Match Funding our Scary Stories pack is only £51 when we pay half!

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