October 7th, 2016

Perfect for the Season: Our Spooky Books!

Ghosts, vampires, zombies, and trick-or-treaters - we've got it all covered with this spooky selection of our books for both kids and adults this Halloween!

Smelly Ghost by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker – about a little ghost who eats way too much scary junk food. A funny story with a good message!

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‘If you have a stubborn eater this book is super cute and will hopefully get them to make better choices when it comes to eating “creepy food.”’  (Everything Mom and Baby)

At Death’s Door by Ben Joel Price – A twisty, tricksy, cautionary tale of terror following a dastardly dozen of trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

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‘Darkly adorable illustrations make this rhyme and mayhem story suitable for grown-up kids and kid-like grown-ups, all done with stark black, shady gray, and pumpkin orange.’ (Zombos’ Closet Blog)

Elsie Clarke and the Vampire Hairdresser by Ged Adamson – about a little girl who is afraid of haircuts until she meets vampire hairdresser, Boris Lazzario!

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‘The bright, cartoon characters and objects are placed over textured backgrounds such as wallpapers, rugs, and tweed. The result has an appropriately Georgian feel. This book would be a great addition to family hair-salon waiting rooms, and for kids who love silly vampires.’ (School Library Journal)

Ghost Doll and Jasper by Fiona McDonald – A broken doll is touched by stardust in this Edward Gorey-esque graphic novel for kids.

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‘Recommended for a couple nights around a campfire…’ (Crete Public Library)

Gothic Knits by Fiona McDonald – A guide to making nine unique and irresistible gothic dolls with artful and distinctive outfits and accessories.

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‘Attractive and unusual dolls which are sure to be treasured. Rather like the book itself in fact.’ (Myshelf.com)

Zombie Cat by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker – After being bitten by a radioactive field mouse, Tiddles the house cat wakes up as one of the undead!

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Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty is a new illustrated book for adults, written by Isabel Atherton, which melds two of the Internet’s unyielding obsessions: kitties and zombies, of course — into one presumably world-dominating package. The book tells the story of Tiddles’ transformation from lady-loving feline to a brain-obsessed undead animal who just wants to be loved by his human, Jake. It’s a story of self-control, friendship, and most importantly, the zombie apocalypse. What’s not to love?’ (Time Online)

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