5 Spooktacular New Kids’ Books

  • October 27, 2014

Whether your little ghoul is still in diapers or too cool to trick-or-treat with Mom and Dad anymore, there’s a terrific new Halloween title out there for her! Here are five to try.

5 Spooktacular New Kids’ Books

  Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party  

  By Jannie Ho
  Nosy Crow (ages 0-3)

  Pull the easy-to-grab tabs on this colorful, chunky board book and watch the cute, costumed critters magically appear at the big celebration!


  Magical Mix-Ups: Spells and Surprises

  By Marnie Edwards (author) and Leigh Hodgkinson (illustrator)
  Nosy Crow (ages 7+)

  The young witches of Mixtopia have lots to do to prep for the big Halloween party. But they’re so confused, they need a resourceful reader to help them figure out all their spells!


  Bramble and Maggie: Spooky Season

  By Jessie Haas (author) and Alison Friend (illustrator)
  Candlewick (ages 5-8)

  Bramble is having frisky fun trotting in the autumn woods until Maggie, his beloved rider, falls off his back. Will the horse and his girl continue on — and be brave enough to attend the Halloween soiree?


  The Worst Witch to the Rescue

  By Jill Murphy
  Candlewick (ages 8-12)

  There may be clumsier, more hapless witches at Miss Cackle’s Academy than Mildred Hubble, but good luck finding them. Will poor Mildred finally impress her teachers with The Best Holiday Project Ever?


  Hansel and Gretel

  By Neil Gaiman (author) and Lorenzo Mattotti (illustrator)
  Toon Graphics (ages 7-10)

  This spare retelling of the Grimm (and grim) classic is eerie in its simplicity. The Rorschach-like black-and-white illustrations only add to the macabre, menacing feel. Despite its recommended age range, save this one for kids older than 7.

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