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Book recommendations and a free sensory story for Halloween

We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween with lanterns by the door and treacle scones to eat – and we are also celebrating with three new additions to our bookshop shelves and a free Halloween sensory story download!

Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book is a companion to Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom, with Axel Scheffler’s brilliant illustrations. But in this book there is the added delight of interesting tactile elements to explore…

Front cover of Room on the Broom Touch and Feel Book showing a witch, dog and cat dancing on an orange background.

There is more tactile fun in That’s Not My Bat by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells; a spooky addition to the That’s Not My… series. Very engaging bats with hairy ears, fluffy tummies and shiny eyes!

Front cover of That's Not My Bat showing a bat flying in front of a large moon on an orange background.

Our third new book is the wonderful There’s a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers. A gently spooky tale with minimal text this book has intriguing interactive transparent pages which allow you to make the ghosts appear and disappear. This book is particularly suitable for older pre-readers.

Front cover of There's a Ghost in this House showing an old house with a ghost looking out of one of the windows and a girl opening the front door. Image is different shades of grey.

Our last Halloween treat is an addition to our free multi-sensory story downloads. This traditional Scottish skeleton tale is really fun to tell and suitable for a wide age range. When it comes to props it is a very adaptable story – you can improvise with the things you have to hand. Dim the lights, light the lantern and have a go!

Spooky tower at night with large moon behind