7 Spooky Favourites from my Children’s Bookshelf

Halloween is nearly upon us! I’ve picked some old and some new favourite spooky stories from my children’s bookshelf to read over Half Term and Halloween and to share with you!

Here are our top 7 spooky favourites:

5Winnie and Wilbur – Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

This book was my absolute childhood favourite! This is a new addition to our bookshelf which I simply can’t wait to read to my little ghouls this evening.

“Winnie shares her big black house with Wilbur her big black cat. So sometimes she accidentally trips over him. Ouch! After some spells that make Wilbur look very silly Winnie finds just the right magic to make sure she can always see him”.

7Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

A book for infants a toddlers. Written simply with lovely bold images.

In this book, Meg and Mog are getting ready to go to a party.




3Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

If you haven’t read this book – buy it now! Funnybones is an absolute classic and belongs on the bookshelf of every child’s home.

“In a dark dark house in a dark dark cellar live some… Skeletons!”



4Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

This is a very well loved book of my sons. He has been able to recite this entire book from start to finish from the age of two and a half.

“The witch had a cat and a very tall hat, and long ginger hair which she wore in a plait. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.”


110 Little Monsters by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

I love the rhymes and illustrations in this book, they’re so fun and there’s so much going on.

“A noisy, creepy counting rhyme! Ten little monsters all shout, “BOO!” Count from ten to one and back again with this super-spooky rhyming monster adventure.”



2That’s Not My Witch… by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

My 1 year old daughter loves these books. This is another that has been newly bought today.

“This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.”


6Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou by Julia Donaldson and Karen George

What’s not to love about Julia Donaldson books – we’re big fans!

“A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare… but he can’t even wake her up. Maybe his noisy animal friends can help? Mew! Moo! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Wake up do, Lydia Lou!”



7 spooky favourites from my children's bookshelf

What are your favourite spooky stories to read with your little ghouls?


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