My Childrens Book Selection for the South Wales Evening Post Oct 24th featuring Halloween Books for all ages.
SCARIEST BOOK OF THE WEEK
ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE BY BILLY PHILLIPS
CHILDRENS BOOK 10+What would happen if all your favourite childhood characters became zombies and ghouls? The world of fairy tales is fast decaying and only 14 year old Caitlin can save the likes of Rapunzel and Snow White. A unique zombie fairytale mashup that will hold you in it's grasp until the cliffhanger ending. Really enjoyed seeing the classic princesses of old as more feisty heroines. A spine tingling good start to a new series.
ISBN:9781935668343 HB Toon Studio of Beverly Hills £10.99
PICTURE BOOK 3+
TEN SPOOKY SKELETONS BY PATRICIA HEGARTY
A spooky counting adventure that will amuse your young ones for Halloween. A single skeleton starts looking for friends, finding one, then two, then a whole gang! Ten skeletons finish with a big glow in the dark party that will be sure to delight. Alongside the witty rhyming text are bold illustrations that offer lots to look at. It's a great lesson in numbers that is perfect for bedtime reading without giving nightmares!!
ISBN: 9781848574519 HB Little Tiger Press Group £10.99
SLAPPY AND OTHER HORROR STORIES BY R.L.STINE
A collection of some of the best Goosebumps stories by master of childrens horror, R.L. Stine are adapted into comic format as part of the Graphix series. Evil ventriloquist dummy Slappy is also back in a new terrifying story alongside werewolves, evil ghosts and a mysterious theme park. The creepy stories come to life with new graphic illustrations that are sure to scare all the little monsters out there. Read it under the covers if you dare!
ISBN: 9781407163437 PB Scholastic £ 6.99
YOUNG ADULT FICTION 13+
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA BY APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE
A darkly romantic Gothic tale set on the coast that is reminiscent of a Daphne Du Maurier novel. Handsome stranger River rents a summer house on Violet's crumbling estate. Is she falling for his seductive nature or is there something more ominous behind her feelings. Be careful as this story has a nasty twist in the tale. These are flawed and disturbed characters that may not be to everyone's taste in this evocative horror story.
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ISBN:9780571307906 PB Faber & Faber £7.99