For little ones, Ten Spooky Skeletons by Garry Parsons (Caterpillar Books) is a fun interactive adventure with die-cut holes and glow in the dark features. What’s not to like?
Elys Dolan’s The Mystery of the Haunted Farm (Nosy Crow) is as madcap as her previous books and again includes some incredibly detailed double-spreads. The mix of panels and full page spreads and her use of speech bubbles make this hilarious tale all the more dynamic. José Domingo’s Pablo & Jane and the Hot Air Contraption (Flying Eye Books) also uses graphic novel format and marries it with a Where’s Wally-type activity book. There is a lot to spot and spy amongst those pages, which will keep young readers occupied for hours. Finally, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy’s lovely Dixie and Percy are back in another adventure, Dixie O’Day and the Haunted House (Red Fox), where Dixie’s ideal camping trip takes a rather spooky turn. I always knew camping was a dangerous sport.
Have a great Halloween!