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Spooky Reads: Halloween 2021

last updated 25 October 2021

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There is a crisp breeze in the October air, bringing notes of pumpkin spice and prompting us to add another layer to our wardrobe. But the best part of this season is still to come! Carved pumpkins and decorative ghouls have been teasing the spirit of Halloween for weeks, but the day has finally arrived. Bright artists have illustrated many spooky BOOks in years past, so to celebrate Halloween weekend we have gathered them here for you! Read along…if you dare…enjoy and have a safe and sweet weekend of dressing up and trick-or-treating!


Dear Spookysaur, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne, published by Scholastic

Eenie Meenie Halloweenie, illustrated by Lucy Fleming, published by HarperCollins

Theodora Hendrix and the Monstrous League of Monsters, illustrated by Chris Jevons, published by Walker Books


How to Build a Haunted House, illustrated by Kyle Beckett, published by Two Lions

The Little Witch’s Book of Spells, illustrated by Olga Baumert, published by Chronicle Books

Merry Witchmas, illustrated by Sonya Abby, published by Boyds Mills Press


How Many Sleeps ‘Til Halloween?, illustrated by Gabriele Tafuni, published by Mortimer Children’s

If You’re Spooky and You Know It!, illustrated by Mark Chambers, published by Ladybird Books

His Royal Hopeless, illustrated by George Ermos, published by Chicken House


Night Frights: The Haunted Mustache, illustrated by Teo Skaffa, published by Simon & Schuster

Pobbolina, illustrated by Gareth Conway, published by Honey Bunny Books

The Creature Keeper, illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino, published by Scholastic


The Howling Hag Mystery, illustrated by Héloïse Mab, published by Chicken House

The Violet Veil Mysteries, illustrated by Hannah Peck, published by HarperCollins

Potkin and Stubbs, illustrated by Karl James Mountford, published by Piccadilly Press


Peek-a-Boo Baby: Boo!, illustrated by Zoe Waring, published by Pat-a-Cake

Vampire Peter, illustrated by Hannah Peck, published by Andersen Press

101 Spooky Bums, illustrated by Chris Jevons, published by Hodder

Thanks so much for reading about our spooky Bright reads! Check back each month for more blogs on books, artists, and more! If you’d like to work with a Bright artist click here.

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