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

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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

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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! Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip Harriet Muncaster Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. Isadora’s classmates are all a bit frightened … Read more

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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! Araminta Spook: My Haunted House Angie Sage Araminta Spook lives in a haunted house with her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabitha. But when her aunt and uncle threaten to move house, … Read more

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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. A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket The first in the series of books featuring the unfortunate Baudelaire children, who must summon all their courage and ingenuity to … Read more