Library Adventures: Spooky

Imagined by children, created by Kirklees Libraries.

Library Adventures is a free, year-round reading for pleasure programme for children aged 4-11.

Libraries across Kirklees will host 6 exciting themes chosen by the children of Kirklees.

Animal Planet. Magical Lands. Oceans. Rainforest. Space Explorers. Spooky.

Updated June 19, 2024
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Day of the Dead - día de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead : a Bilingual Book for Kids in English and Spanish
Boan, Marisa
Paper Book
Best Educational Children's Picture Book medal awarded in the 2023 International Latino Book Awards! Learn all about the traditions of Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos with this bilingual book highlighting this festive holiday's customs and traditions. Day of...
The witches
Dahl, Roald
Paper Book
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice. The Witches is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
The baddies
Donaldson, Julia
Paper Book
From the creators of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo, a perfect read-aloud tale of spooky, silly fun! Oh no! The Baddies are coming! They're the meanest and nastiest ghost, witch, and troll in all the land, and they just love being bad. When a little girl moves into a...
Vlad, the fabulous vampire
Drago, Flavia Z
Paper Book
From the acclaimed author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost comes a charmingly spooky celebration of difference sure to resonate with parents and children alike. Vlad is a vampire with the misfortune of having rosy cheeks that--gasp!--make him look abysmally...
Gustavo the shy ghost
Drago, Flavia Z.
Paper Book
A #1 New York Times bestseller! This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season -- or anytime. Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through...
Leila the Perfect Witch
Drago, Flavia Z.
Paper Book
In this charming picture book from the author-illustrator of Gustavo, The Shy Ghost, a witch who is spellbindingly good at everything discovers that baking is no piece of cake. Leila Wayward is a little witch who excels at everything she does. She's the fastest...
The graveyard book
Gaiman, Neil
Paper Book
The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.  Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place--he's the only living...
Gaiman, Neil.
Paper Book
When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own . . . except that it's different. It's a marvelous adventure until Coraline discovers that there's also another mother and another father in the house. They want Coraline to stay with them and...
There's a ghost in this house
Jeffers, Oliver
Paper Book
A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers. A young girl lives in a haunted house, but she has never seen a ghost. Are they white with holes for eyes? Are...
The skull
Klassen, Jon
Paper Book
A #1 New York Times bestseller! A Kirkus Book Prize Finalist! A New York Times Best Children's Chapter Book the Year A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year Caldecott Medalist and New York Times best-selling author...
A world full of spooky stories
McAllister, Angela
Paper Book
The ghost of Gosswater
Strange, Lucy
Paper Book
From award winning author Lucy Strange comes a thrilling ghost story about a strong willed heroine who will follow even the most restless spirit in order to untangles the dark mystery of her own past. It's 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Agatha has been cast out of her...
Taylor, Thomas
Paper Book
A quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift. It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus...
Taylor, Thomas
Paper Book
In the third mysterious tale of Eerie-on-Sea, it's almost Ghastly Night, and the Shadowghast--an ancient spirit in a lantern--lurks in wait for the power to enslave the town. In this third adventure, shipwrecked orphan Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel,...

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