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Scary stories have creepy witches and creaky stairs and dark hallways and spooky shadows… Oh my goodness me! That is very scary. Maybe a funny story would be better after all?


Belch the monster is supposed to be settling down for bedtime, but with so many distractions it looks like bedtime could be quite a way away...

Count down from ten as you journey through the beautifully illustrated, gradually calming pages of this gorgeous bedtime story.

Stumpkin
By Lucy Ruth Cummins

Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He's as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He's perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern.

There's just one problem--Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem.

 

What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favourite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! 

In this big, big book there is a dark, dark hill.

And on that dark, dark hill there is a dark, dark town.

And in that dark, dark town . . . some skeletons live!

Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park – the most bloodcurdingly brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.

 

YOUNG ADULT

The Monsters We Deserve
By Marcus Sedgwick

The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected weather, old ghost stories are read and new ghost stories imagined. Born by the twin brains of the Shelleys is Frankenstein, one of the most influential tales of horror of all time.

Savage Island (Red Eye)
By Bryony Pearce

When reclusive millionaire Marcus Gold announces that he's going to be staging an “Iron Teen” competition on his private island in the Outer Hebrides, teenagers Ben, Lizzie, Will, Grady and Carmen sign up - the prize is one million pounds … each. But when the competition begins, the group begin to regret their decision.

The Way Past Winter
By Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.

 


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