Halloween picture books

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These picture books, featuring witches, wizards and monsters, are perfect to share with little ones as the nights draw in and there's a touch of frosty magic in the air.

From classics such as Meg and Mog to wonderful new books like How to Make Friends with a Ghost, every one of these titles is sure to bewitch your child, whether they're just a baby or at primary school.

  • I Love Halloween

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2-4

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  • I Love Halloween

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2-4

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    This little boy has a brilliant time taking part in all the Halloween fun, but just like any other day, Mum and Dad are on hand to…

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  • Witch in Training

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Briony May Smith

    Interest level: 4-6

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  • Witch in Training

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Briony May Smith

    Interest level: 4-6

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    This little witch sneezes whilst making a potion - can she correct her mistake or will her pets face an unexpected destiny? A deli…

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  • The Witchling's Wish

    Author: Lu Fraser Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 4-6

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  • The Witchling's Wish

    Author: Lu Fraser Illustrator: Sarah Massini

    Interest level: 4-6

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    Lu Fraser and Sarah Massini’s warm, magical and sweet story about friendship and kindness has a witchy theme, but more than anythi…

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  • Pick a Pumpkin

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Pick a Pumpkin

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Fans of Jarvis’ gorgeous illustrations won’t be able to resist this seasonal treat that celebrates all things Halloween and plays …

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  • Wanda's Words Got Stuck

    Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Wanda's Words Got Stuck

    Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Wanda the little witch loves school, but she's a little shy - and very nervous about the school magic contest! 

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  • Room on the Broom

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Room on the Broom

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

    From former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler comes this much-loved tale about a witch …

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  • Funnybones

    Author: Allan & Janet Ahlberg

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Funnybones

    Author: Allan & Janet Ahlberg

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    In the first book of this now classic series, we are taken down the dark, dark street to the dark, dark house and into the dark, d…

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  • The Very Busy Spider

    Author: Eric Carle

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Very Busy Spider

    Author: Eric Carle

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    One morning in a farmyard a spider begins to spin a web. All the animals try to persuade her to stop but she doesn't answer any of…

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  • Winnie the Witch

    Author: Valerie Thomas Illustrator: Korky Paul

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  • Winnie the Witch

    Author: Valerie Thomas Illustrator: Korky Paul

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    This is the first of many stories about Winnie and her cat, Wilber. Winnie is a well-loved character, and the excellent illustrati…

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  • Hugo Makes a Change

    Author: Scott Emmons and Mauro Gatti

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Hugo Makes a Change

    Author: Scott Emmons and Mauro Gatti

    Interest level: 4-5

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    A simple and accessible book with rhyming text and lovely, bright illustrations, all about the importance of healthy eating, havin…

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  • The Princess and the Wizard

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Princess and the Wizard

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Princess Eliza is having a birthday party. But just as she blows out the seven candles on her cake, the wicked wizard arrives&hell…

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  • Angelina's Halloween

    Author: Katharine Holabird Illustrator: Helen Craig

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Angelina's Halloween

    Author: Katharine Holabird Illustrator: Helen Craig

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    Helen Craig's delicate and intricate illustrations beautifully conjur up the Halloween atmosphere and are full of detail children …

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  • Meg and Mog

    Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Meg and Mog

    Author: Helen Nicholl Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    In this the first story about much-loved characters Meg the witch and Mog her cat, the pair go off to a wild Hallowe'en party with…

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  • Four Silly Skeletons

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sue Hendra

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Four Silly Skeletons

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sue Hendra

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 6+

    This bold rhyming picture book features four accident-prone skeletons. Children will giggle at their various mishaps, making this …

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