Monster Mayhem! Perfect Picture Books for Spooky Season
8th October 2023
Witches, dragons, vampires and ghouls – we have them all at Living Paintings! As the spooky season approaches, we thought we’d let you know about some of the picture books in our collection that are bound to get your little one into the Halloween spirit.
All of these picks from our creepy collection are available to borrow for free from our postal library of books lovingly adapted into tactile-audio formats for blind and visually impaired children. Log-in or create a free account to order yours in time for the big day, delivered right to your door.
Room on the Broom
We’re kicking off our list with a Julia Donaldson classic! In this much-loved favourite, a witch take a trip on her broomstick with her two cats. It’s already looking a bit crowded on that broom – but when she loses her hat, wand and bow and they’re retrieved by a dog and frog and a bird, surely they can also hitch a ride? A wonderful story about the importance of kindness and acceptance.
Borrow Room on the Broom
Billy Monster’s Daymare
Billy Monster can’t sleep – his room is too bright and he keeps having ‘daymares’ about horrible children. Daddy monster tries his best to reassure him with lullabies and cold slime. This warm and funny story is perfect for raising a smile and chasing away bedtime fears and comes with an audio guide read by our friend, Alan Davies.
Borrow Billy Monster’s Daymare
There’s trouble in the neighbourhood for a family of vampires. A new family have moved next door and they have some absolutely revolting habits. They stay up ALL DAY and lock themselves in at night. They even take SUN BATHS. Disgusting! What on earth is a nice vampire family to do? With an audio guide read by the hilarious Bill Bailey.
Borrow Dear Vampa
My Monster and Me
Not all monsters have to be scary. This touching story about a young boys and his ‘worry monster’ comes from Bake Off winner and celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain. The monster follows the boy everywhere he goes, he just can’t seem to shake it. This lovely book that teaches children how to manage their own ‘worry monsters’ comes with an audio guide read by Nadiya herself.
Borrow My Monster and Me
Not Now Bernard
We love this David McKee classic! When Bernard finds a monster at the bottom of the garden, he tries to tell his parents. But Mum and Dad are too busy to notice and, before long, the monster is inside the house and making himself at home.
Borrow Not Now Bernard