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spooky stories

Spooky reads for 9+ year olds

Embrace Halloween with our recommended spooky reads for 9–11 year olds, including Flood and Fang, The Dark is Rising and Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk Age 9+ A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket The first in the series of books featuring the unfortunate … Read more

Write your own scary story

How to write your best SCARY story!

With Halloween coming up, we thought we would treat you to a spooky snippet from the fabulous How to Write Your Best Story Ever! by Christopher Edge, to help you create your own terrifying tales… How to write your best SCARY story! What scares you? A haunted house with creaking stairs? A ghostly apparition flitting … Read more

Winnie birthday cake

Happy Birthday, Winnie!

Our top 10 unforgettable Winnie and Wilbur moments Friday 13 October 2017 marked the 30th birthday of our favourite witch Winnie and her loyal sidekick Wilbur! Over the past 30 years the Winnie and Wilbur series by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul has sold over seven million copies in more than 10 languages. This year, … Read more

magical tales

Magical tales for 5–7 year olds

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Treat younger children to these magical tales of fairies, witches and some rather pesky cats! Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip Harriet Muncaster Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is … Read more

Fun things to do outside this autumn

Autumn is a brilliant time to visit the park and woods. Even on dull-weather days, children need to get outside and explore – it’s good for their physical and mental well-being, and can be fun family time too. Here are seven ideas for things to do outside this autumn, courtesy of author Julia Green and … Read more

magical tales

Supernatural tales for 7–9 year olds

Watch your children’s imaginations spirit them away with our selection of supernatural tales for 7–9 year olds. Unputdownable books about extraordinary children! Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk Araminta Spook: My Haunted House Angie Sage Araminta Spook lives in a haunted house with her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabitha. But … Read more