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Spooky Reads: Halloween 2021

last updated 27 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!

Artwork by Mackinzie Rekers


Brave Little Camper Saves Halloween illustrated by Jen Taylor, published by Cottage Door Press

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

Eenie Meenie Halloweenie illustrated by Lucy Fleming, published by HarperCollins


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

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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