Quarto Kids | 1 October 2019October Book List: Chilling Tales for a Haunted Halloween Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Get ready to be scared! This month’s spooky booklist uncovers our most chilling titles for children of all ages. Strange but True: 10 of the world’s greatest mysteries explainedBy Kathryn HulickIllustrated by Mr. Gordy WrightAges 10-14; Hardcover Prepare to have your mind blown! As you explore ten of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries, you’ll witness a UFO encounter, search for the lost city of Atlantis, tour a haunted house and discover the kraken’s true form. Along the way, you’ll use the scientific method and sharp thinking to separate fact from fiction and explain the unexplainable. Learn how sightings of flying saucers and stories of alien abductions can be explained by sleep paralysis, false memories and hypnosis. Find out what pareidolia is and how this psychological phenomenon may explain some ghost sightings. Explore possible real locations for the lost city of Atlantis. Beautiful, haunting illustrations set the mood and spark the imagination. A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine TingleBy Angela McAllisterIllustrated by Madalina AndronicAges 5-8; Hardcover Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Illuminightmare: Explore the supernatural with your magic three-color lensBy Lucy BrownridgeIllustrated by CarnovskyAges 7-11; Hardcover For thousands of years, people from every corner of the globe have told stories, folk tales and legends about unnerving encounters with the supernatural. Often, a haunted place has a rich history we can see in our earthly world. And sometimes this history echoes on in the form of ghosts or supernatural spirits. Here, incredible interactive illustrations reveal the history and haunted secrets of the 10 most haunted places in the world. There’s so much more to the world around us than meets the eye. Mary Shelley (Little People, BIG DREAMS)By Maria Isabel Sanchez VegaraIllustrated by Yelena BryksenkovaAges 4-7; Hardcover When Mary Shelley was a little girl, she used to write stories beneath the trees in her garden. As an adult, Mary was inspired by this same imagination to create a ghost story, which became the famous novel: Frankenstein. This gripping book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the novelist’s life. Scaredy BookBy Devon SillettIllustrated by Cara KingAges 4-8; Hardcover Book lives at the library and desperately wants to go outside, but is intimidated by all the things that might happen ‘out there’. A page might get torn. Book’s cover might get dirty. Book might never be returned to the library! Meanwhile, Emma loves visiting the library and delights in the many adventures to be had in the stories she finds there. When Emma meets Book, they find they are just what each other needs. Together, Book and Emma move out of their comfort zone to try new things, meet new people, and enjoy a few quiet adventures – climbing trees, laughing in the rain, and even cheering along at a soccer match. Along the way, they discover that ‘out there’ needn’t be scary if you just take it one step at a time. Glow in the Dark: Animals at NightBy Katy FlintIllustrated by Cornelia LiAges 5-7; Hardcover Meet the animals that come out at night in this nocturnal adventure across the globe’s habitats, including a glow-in-the-dark poster of the deep sea. Each spread features an enchanting illustration of a different nighttime habitat animated by a description of the activities of its various creatures, told in lulling prose. Fact boxes call out the names of the different animals and their unique qualities. Learn about the rainforest mammals called kinkajous, who slurp flower nectar by night and nest in tree hollows by day, and the rare and mysterious night parrots, who emerge after sunset in the Australian outback to feed on the seeds of spinifex bushes, among many other amazing nocturnal creatures. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.