Children's Books

Halloween Books

  • Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376264 - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    MGMG 3 years +
    Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
    Format: paperback
  • TKTR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    As Halloween approaches, children will be excited to explore this super spooky story. It contains a silicone torch that can be used to light up the pages and reveal some hidden artwork. Dim the lights of the room for extra effect!

    A funny, rhyming story that will help children understand that Halloween doesn't have to be scary, it's full of pictures of fun costumes. Shine the torch and you'll be able to see the excited children inside them!
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £14.99
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 in Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • TSSK 3 years +
    Garry Parsons
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Make no bones about it, this is a not-so-scary book that finds Ten Spooky Skeletons helping children learn how to count!

    From Garry Parsons, the illustrator of the Dinosaur that Pooped... books, it has a Funnybones feel as a lonely skeleton heads on an incredible skelly-journey to find some new friends. The peek-through cut-outs give readers a hint of what's to come on the next page as, one by one, his friends gradually increase as he sets sail on a pirate ship, joins a circus, goes ice skating and does much more.

    Rhyming text, cool illustrations and a theme that's just right for Halloween, we know your children will love this. Oh, and on the final page there's a glow-in-the-dark fright to delight!
  • CQD2 11 years +
    Darren Shan
    11 years +
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    Cirque Du Freak is the first of the Saga of Darren Shan books and introduces ordinary schoolboy Darren, who visits a freakshow with his friend Steve and becomes obsessed with a giant tarantula. Darren's fascination is complicated by his friend Steve's behaviour and the pair are subsequently drawn into a ghoulish adventure from which there seems to be no escape. Cirque Du Freak is a dark and thrilling tale that will appeal to both boy and girl readers of nine and above.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • LKW2 9 years +
    Jonathan Stroud
    9 years +
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    The first book in a chilling new series from Jonathan Stroud, Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase is a spooky read for horror story fans.

    Talented young Psychic Investigations agent Lucy Carlyle arrives in London hoping for a notable career, but instead finds herself joining the charismatic Anthony Lockwood at the ramshackle Lockwood & Co.

    When one of the duo's cases goes horribly wrong, they are given one last chance of redemption, but this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England... and trying to escape alive!

    Full of suspense and terrifying ghosts, but also no little humour, this is a real page-turner for children aged 9 and above.
  • WCD2 11 years +
    Celia Rees
    11 years +
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    Witch Child is a powerful and harrowing novel from Celia Rees which combines fascinating historical detail and a spirited and courageous young heroine. Mary faces grave danger as her grandmother has been accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime. She is offered a way to escape from the finger of suspicion that is about to turn in her direction and sails to the New World. Mary hopes that she'll be able to put her past behind her but suspicion returns to threaten her safety once more...Thrilling and full of suspense, Witch Child is an engrossing read for 11+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • GGG2 7 years +
    Chris Riddell
    7 years +
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    Deliciously dark but also ghoulishly good, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is a Costa Children's Book Award-winning and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted novel from the Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell.

    Ada Goth lives unhappily with her father, Lord Goth, in the gigantic Ghastly-Gorm Hall. The Lord believes that children should be heard but not seen, so Ada is forced to wear clumpy boots so he can hear her coming... this makes it hard for her to make friends.

    When William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the Hall - along with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael - Ada is relieved to have some company and find her loneliness drifting away. But that's just the start, soon, the new friends find themselves unravelling a dastardly plot that the gamekeeper has planned...
  • GHD2 7 years +
    Chris Riddell
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Written by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, this illustrated novel continues the adventures of Ada Ghastly-Gorm - Goth Girl. A combination of Neil Gaiman's children's stories, Tim Burton's quirky imagination and Harry Potter, it's a brilliant book children will be happy to delve into.

    Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously.

    Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
  • WZW2 5 years +
    Jill Murphy
    5 years +
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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick... Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
  • The Worst Witch Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376301 - Jill Murphy
    WSWT 7 years +
    Jill Murphy
    7 years +
    (1)
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    As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.

    Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...

    Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.
  • WNE2 3 years +
    Valerie Thomas
    3 years +
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    With Winnie the Witch, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul created one of the funniest, best-loved characters in children's books.

    In this original Winnie the Witch story, Wilbur's black fur causes problems as Winnie keeps tripping over him or sitting on him. To make things better for Wilbur, Winnie attempts a series of spells to make Wilbur easier to spot.

    Disaster inevitably follows. This picture book has lots of laughs and interest for children aged 3 and over.
  • KNT2 9 years +
    Rohan Gavin
    9 years +
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    Darkus Knightley is a tweed-wearing, mega-brained, logical teenage investigator who is just getting used to having his dad back in his life. But when his dad goes walkies, Darkus is left with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his crime-solving partner.

    Things are starting to get a little strange in London. Family pets are being savagely attacked and policemen are becoming the victims of full moon-lit ambushes. There is talk of a werewolf and with two stealth dogs following Darkus on his investigative travels, this canine conspiracy could be more difficult to crack than he first expected.

    A tantalising read for young fans of Sherlock (and other super sleuths) aged 9 and above, Knightly & Son: K9 is the perfect blend of comedy and crime solving.
  • THH2
    Roald Dahl
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    Roald Dahl's wickedly dark and devilish children's stories have sold over 55 million copies in the UK alone, so it's no wonder they continue to inspire and entertain generation and generation.

    The Witches is one of his most entertaining, yet disturbing, reads. The inspiration for a hit film starring Anjelica Huston, it reveals to young readers how Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, but secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.

    Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognise the vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good? With Quentin Blake's iconic artwork also featured, The Witches surely ranks amongst Dahl's finest work.
  • KGY2 11 years +
    Derek Landy
    11 years +
    (1)
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    Skulduggery Pleasant is the first volume in Derek Landy's series about a skeleton detective and his assistant, 12-year-old Stephanie Valkyrie.

    Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

    Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Landy mixes up magic, fantasy and adventure and tops them off with sparky dialogue and lots of jokes. A perfect choice for readers aged 11+ who are waiting to get sucked into a book they can't put down!
  • FUO2 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
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    There was a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - woof! Well-loved author Allan Ahlberg teamed up with Andre Amstutz to create this hilarious collection of skeleton stories, featuring The Ghost Train, Bumps in the Night and Skeleton Crew in one bumper book.

    Full of jokes and with a simple, repetitive text that will help build reading skills, Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-rattling Collection! will appeal to young children and entertain parents or family members who remember the classic animated TV series.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AMSA 4 years +
    Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitsk
    4 years +
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    Dripping with puzzles, spotting games, gross facts, revolting recipes, colouring-in activities and Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff's monster doodles, the Alien Monster's Slimy Activity Book will keep little monsters and aliens entertained for hours!

    With 200 stickers and plenty of gross facts to pore over, the activities in this book will help improve vocabulary and dexterity.
  • MASB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    With over 1,000 stickers and plenty of amazing activities to enjoy, this book is packed full of monster fun!

    From filling a bubbling cauldron with a special home-made potion to counting the bats and drawing some monster food, there are plenty of spooky activities throughout the bright and bold pages!

    With easy-to-follow text and instructions throughout, the book is sure to keep children who love all things creepy happily entertained for hours on end.
  • BANE 13 years +
    Cassandra Clare
    13 years +
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    The perfect gift for Shadowhunters and fans of the Mortal Instruments, The Bane Chronicles brings together ten stories about immortal warlock Magnus Bane, plus one bonus, never-before-seen story to devour.

    Magnus can never tell all his stories, and probably wouldn't want to, as nobody would believe him. But these stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character... Ever wanted to know why Magnus is banned from Peru; what he got up to during the French Revolution; or what he bought Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood as a birthday present? Read this book and find out!

    Written by bestselling YA authors Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan, this stunning hardback cannot fail to impress, and the new illustrated material only add to the wonder.
  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £22.99
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    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
  • MCX2 11 years +
    Patrick Ness
    11 years +
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    The winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012, Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about the difficult subject of terminal illness and coming to terms with loss.

    Based on an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, this is an unforgettable read. 'The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do...' is how the book begins, but it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is something different - something ancient and something wild.

    Now an acclaimed film starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls is a heartbreakingly beautiful read.
  • Monsters' Nonsense: Phonics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784937058
    MONP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Children will love learning to speak Monsters' Nonsense and practising their phonic skills with these four books.

    The friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop all hail from the Planet Pok and will introduce children to some brilliant nonsense words in these exciting stories. It will be up to the adult to read the main narrative, while children are encouraged to read the monsters' language shown in the speech bubbles.

    These 'non-words' will help kids practise their emerging phonics skills and gradually develop them. Very fun and wonderfully silly, these are monster stories for children who can't wait to get stuck into books!
  • Monster High Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781408350317
    MONH 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
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    Monster High fans will want to get their fangs into these junior novels.

    Inspired by the popular range of dolls (second in popularity only behind Barbie), the ghoulfriends attend a fancy gala; travel back in time to the beginning of Monster High; and head on an adventure that takes in the Tower of Londoom, New Goreleans and Hauntlywood.

    Brilliantly spooky books to inspire children who love these characters to start reading.
  • MHUS 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    Many children just can't get enough of the guys and ghouls of Monster High - especially now the dolls range is second in popularity only to Barbie.

    This Ultimate Sticker Collection from DK comes with over 1,000 full-colour stickers and is packed with images and facts about the fang-tastic friends, their terrifying teacher and petrifying pets.

    There are also activities scattered throughout, making this monster fun!