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Friday 31 October 2014

Spooky Books for Halloween October 2014

Kids love a good spookfest, and with the increasingly popularity of Halloween in Australia, these fabulous new books are sure to rattle their creepy bone.

Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett (Koala Books, $20.99, 9781783700295, see our review here)

Orion is scared of A LOT of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. Emma Yarlett's second picture book combines incredible illustrations and spell-binding storytelling with inventive die-cut pages that make Dark come to life in the hands of the reader.

Monster Chef by Nick Bland (Scholastic, $24,99, 9781742838250, see our review here)

"Marcel was a monster of medium size With crotchety horns and googly eyes. He was lumpy and grumpy and suitably hairy. But Marcel had a problem ... he just wasn't scary."

Marcel is not very good at being a monster. He doesn't seem to be able to scare anybody! But one day, Marcel discovers that his gruesomely-good cooking can give kids a real fright! From the creator of internationally best-selling Very Cranky Bear!

Ten Monsters in the Bed by Katie Cotton and Aaron Blecha (Koala Books, $14.99, 9781742761176)

A monstrous take on 'Ten Green Bottles' and Ten in the Bed with farty, burpy, slurpy sounds! Ten monsters are very squished on a bunk bed. On each spread, a monster gets pushed out onto the floor, making a disgusting noise. Eventually, all the monsters end up on the floor ... and realise theyre more squished than ever! 

10 Spooky Bats by Ed Allen and Shane McG (Scholastic, $9.99, 9781742839301)
Ten spooky bats doing flying tricks. Ten spooky bats doing flying tricks. And if one spooky bat has something new to fix, Therell be nine spooky bats doing flying tricks. Come and hang around with the spooky bats as they count all the way to ten!