The Curious Kids Book Club: October

The Curious Kids Book Club: October

Welcome to a spooky Halloween edition of The Curious Kids Book Club. This month the Curious Kids are getting witchy with Julia Donaldson Room on a Broom, seeing how those infamous ‘Mr Men’ party on Halloween, exploringmonsters meal times with ‘Spider Sandwiches, listening to bone rattling adventures with team ‘Funny Bones’ and discovering that even Spiders have fairy, I mean hairy Godmothers with ‘Spinderella.

We read, we review, and recommend. Enjoy!

Mr Men Halloween Party by Roger Hargreaves

Mr Happy decides to throw a Halloween party for all his friends. He captures the essentials of halloween with carved pumpkins, serving spine chilling food and spooky games. A trick is played on all of Mr Happy’s guests but the question, by who. A great story with the Mr Men signature characters. A perfect edition the Mr Men collection.

Suitable for 18 months and up

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Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman & Sue Hendra

Do you know what monsters eat? Meet Max, he has a monster appetite and loves the yuckiest, muckiest food there is. From slimed-ell noddles to scrummy lice rice and even crunchy cockroach curry but his ultimate is Spider Sandwiches. He cannot get enough ‘he eats their heads and sticky webs, but saves their legs for last‘.

Spider Sandwiches is imaginative and fun and brilliantly illustrated. Its tongue twisting rhymes captivated Finn and Livvy from the very beginning.

Suitable for 12 months and upwards

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

No Halloween is complete without a witch, so let me introduce you to Room on a Broom. A story about a witch who had a cat and a very tall hair, and long ginger hair which she wore in a plait but when the wind blew, it knocked off her hat. The witch and her cat, go in search for the hat and meet lots more new friends along the way.

Its beautifully illustrated, wonderfully captivating and filled with lots of rhyming. An undeniable classic, which will be read time and time again.

Suitable for 12months and upwards

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Spinderella by Julia Donaldson and Sebastien Braun

Spinderella the football playing spider wants to learn how about numbers but no one wanted to teach her, until her Hairy Godmother comes to the rescue. A fun read which combines football, peas and numbers together.

Suitable for 12 months and upwards

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Funny Bones: A Bone Rattling Collection by Allan Ahlberg & Andre Amstutz

There is a dark, dark house and in that dark, dark house in a dark, dark cellar lived three skeletons. The adventures of these skeletons are captured in a hilarious collection of bewitching tales by Allan Ahlberg. The images are bright, bold and beautiful and will captivate your little ones imagination from the first page.

3 Year and upwards

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Thank you so much for reading.

Love Donna, Finn & Livvy x

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