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Giles Paley-Phillips (text) & Gabriele Antonini (illustrations)(Maverick Books) Today I am delighted to be the Halloween pit stop of Giles’ blog tour for The Fearsome Beastie! And what better than a story about a  scary child-eating monster for your Halloween night read?The beastie in question, purple and scary looking, has a  fondness for going down the village just …

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SPOOKY READS FOR HALLOWEEN (10): The Haunting of Charity Delafield

Ian Beck(The Bodley Head) Charity Delafield has been cocooned inside her father’s mansion house for as long as she can remember. She has been told her mother died in childbirth, and her father, in the name of some unknown condition she is supposed to suffer from, has prevented her from mixing with anybody else but …

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SPOOKY READS FOR HALLOWEEN (9): Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble

Tracey Corduroy (text) & Joe Berger (illustrations)(Nosy Crow) What if your granny was a little bit “out there”? What if people stared at her in the street when you are out shopping with her? What if your friends found her really cool, while you just found her just a little bit embarrassing? And what if …

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Spooky Reads (6): Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Spell

Kristina Stephenson (Egmont) Someone has cast a spell over the tower and has turned the princess, her favourite monster and the wily witch to stone. Only Charlie can save them but he is far, far away … but thankfully has just realised that he forgot his trusty sword at the foot of the tower so …

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Spooky Reads (2) Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Ghostly Holler-Day

Daren King (text) & David Roberts (illustrations)(Quercus) After scaring off the coinhabitants – the lives ones – of their house, our frightfully friendly ghosties are back in a new adventure. It’s winter and it is cold so they decide they fancy a holler-day by the sea, where apparently the weather is always nice. They seem …