Spooky Reads with Graffeg 🎃
Spooky season is officially upon us, so we thought we'd recommend some children's books just in time for Halloween...
Rita Wants a Witch
by Máire Zepf and Mr Ando
Meet Rita. She’s a little girl with very big ideas. When she wants wild unstoppable spooky fun, day and night, she dreams up a witch. But what will happen if the witch scares all her friends? Or gives her stinky food to eat? A spooky tale with a heart of gold that quietly celebrates motherly love.
Monsters Not Allowed
by Tracey Hammett and Jan McCafferty
A monster makes quite an impression at his new school, but becomes so disruptive that Mr Jedd the Deputy Head bans him from attending. The children, however, miss his presence, and will work together in order to enjoy lessons with him again.
The White Hare
by Nicola Davies and Anastasia Izlesou
Back then, humans and animals were fellow beings under the sky. Perhaps that’s why it seemed possible for humans to change into animals. One in a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world.
Mother Cary's Butter Knife
by Nicola Davies and Anja Uhren
The smallest of three brothers, Keenan Mowat had a priceless talent: he loved the sea and the sea loved him right back. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.
The Selkies Mate
by Nicola Davies and Claire Jenkins
In a land where people flow between ocean and land, a seal and a fisherman sing together under a flowing moon. One in a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world.
by Nicola Davies and Fran Shum
Elias Martin lives a scowling, solitary life for a decade until a small, lost child wanders into his path. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.
Bee Boy and the Moonflowers
by Nicola Davies and Max Low
Azin and his nomadic family rely upon the Moonflowers to keep them alive. When his elders are taken ill, young Azin is left to guide the bees to these rare flowers and return with their precious honey, but he is not the only one seeking out their magic…
The Eel Question
by Nicola Davies and Beth Holland
Bound to serve a cruel master, Nant’s curiosity never fails to get her into trouble. Her dreams of a life beyond her marshland home intensify each autumn when the silver eels return, along with her questions. Where do they come from? Where do they go?