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Sunday 28 October 2018

Looking for Books for... Halloween

Halloween is only a few days away, so we though we'd get in the mood with some spooky and scary picture books! So what is it about freaky, spooky, gruesome and ghoulish books that kids like? Scary books give kids the opportunity to experience the thrill of a little bit of fear whilst knowing they are actually safe and comfortable, sitting with whoever is reading them the story. They can feel a sense of achievement at being brave whilst exploring their fears in a safe environment.

We hope you enjoy reading some of these scary and spooky (and fun!) picture books over the coming days!

Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes and Stephen Michael King, Working Title Press, $24.99, 9781921504631, 3+, KBR Review

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Pan Macmillan, $14.99, 9781447286578, 3+, KBR Review

The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Hachette, $15.99, 9781408330036, 3+, KBR Review

My Dead Bunny by Sigi Cohen and James Foley, Walker Books $19.95, 9781922179593, 5+, KBR Review

Sounds Spooky by Christopher Cheng and Sarah Davis, Random House, $19.95, 9781864718799, 3+, KBR Review

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski, Puffin, $17.99, 9780241334751, 2+, KBR Review

The Scared Book by Debra Tidball and Kim Siew, Hachette, $16.99, 9780734417503, 2+, KBR Review

Monsters by Anna Fienberg, Kim Gamble and Stephen Axelsen, Allen &Unwin, $24.99, 9781760293369, 5+, KBR Review

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak, $19.99, HarperCollins, 9780064431859, 4+, KBR Review

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt and Tony DiTerlizzi, Simon and Schuster, $35.99, 9780689852893, 4+, KBR Review