It’s time to send some chills down the children’s book spines with some horrors for Halloween
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
When Jack finds himself attracted to an empty house, he discovers a dark room with 12 creepy figures seated round a table. The thirteenth place is occupied by a pale, luminous man who invites them all to share their creepy stories, each more ghastly than the last. It all comes to a spine-tingling conclusion when Jack is asked to tell his tale…
David Fickling Books. Age: 9+
Space Jackers by Huw Powell
Abandoned as a baby, Jake Cutler sets off in search off his destiny in the company of a ship full of ruthless space pirates. Think Treasure Island meets Star Wars (with a touch of Pirates of the Caribbean thrown in for good measure) and you’ll guess how much fun and entertainment this debut novel offers.
Bloomsbury. Age: 9+
The Hunted by Charlie Higson
For fans of zombie fiction, Charlie Higson’s latest installment in The Enemy series is sure to satisfy. Adults over 14 have been struck by the sickness that turns them into rampant zombies – sickos – and it’s left to the kids to use their ingenuity and intelligence to work out a survival plan. Ella discovers that being outside London doesn’t mean there are any guarantees of safety, but Ed is determined to find her.
Penguin. Age: 13+