3 brilliantly spooky books for Halloween
In the ghastly spirit of all things slightly scary we’ve chosen 3 brilliantly spooky books to accompany our digital crafty seasonal fun.
It’s that time again when ghosts, ghouls and garish polyester costumes rear their truly awful heads and taunt parents and pockets for the sake of a bad sugar rush and a high scream counter. Okay, you guessed it – we’re not huge fans of some aspects of Halloween, but the lure of spooky stories, too many sweets and the delight of being just a little bit afraid is like catnip to many children.
And so in the ghastly spirit of all things slightly scary and pumpkin-loving we’ve chosen 3 brilliantly spooky books along with a creepy clutch of our own digital crafty seasonal fun.
Pick a Pumpkin
Ollie's Lost Kitten
Gustavo the Shy Ghost
Now for some digital crafty Halloween fun!
This half term why not try some of our video crafts and cooking classes on Book Adventurers? We’ve got yummy sweet treats to cook up from a super-simple mug cake to spooky chocolate spiders. And maybe throw in some barmy bat decorations, a pumpkin treasure hunt and finish off making a clever witch costume for your favourite teddy.
Teddy Bear Halloween Costume
For this activity you will need: 1 straw, 1 x black A4 paper, sticky tape, some wool, string and some pens or mark makers to decorate the witch's hat.
Hanging Halloween Bats
For this activity you will need: 1 x cardboard tube, 1 x A4 black paper, red and black paint, a paintbrush, black wool, sticky tape.
Monstrous Halloween Mug Cake
For this activity you will need: 2 tbsp melted butter, 1 large egg, 3 tsp sugar and cocoa (mix), 1/2 cup of self-raising flour, 1 tbsp milk and some spooky sweets to decorate your cake.
Spooky Spider Truffles
For this activity you will need:1 x sandwich bag, 2 digestive biscuits, condensed milk, cocoa powder and a bag of pretzels.
Halloween Treasure Hunt
1: Sink, 2. Their bed, 3. Their shoes, 4. Dish cupboard, 5. Fridge, 6. Broom, 7. Hall, 8. Their coat.