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6 NOT TOO SCARY HALLOWEEN BOOKS IN GERMAN - FOR ALL YEAR ROUND

Halloween has no long tradition in Germany. But it is getting more common. And scary stories are always popular!

So here are some of my recommendations what to read for Halloween and for lovers of ghosts, witches and other creatures all year round!



Nadia Budde

LETZTE RUNDE GEISTERSTUNDE


If you don't know Nadia Budde's incredibly funny and original and colorful books - all in rhyme - this board book is a great start. All kinds of ghosts - with some weaknesses and ticks just like humans go about things here, we learn how they move, where they come from, their work.... Great fun for little kids and older ones (and adults) too.

2 years and up






Julia Donaldson /Axel Scheffler

FÜR HUND UND KATZ IST AUCH NOCH PLATZ


This modern classic is not really scary (or just the tiniest bit). The witch is actually nice (though she looks very much like a witch!), who offers room on her broom to various animals helping her when she loses something on her ride. But then she loses the broom and gets in trouble...

Witty rhyme, a tale on helping others and fun illustrations by the team of the Grüffelo!

3 years and up








Werner Holzwarth / Daniel Kratzke

ANGST VOR NIX?


In this book we learn about kids who are scared of something. Only Franz laughs about them all and brags: he is not afraid of anything.. A very fresh, modern take in cool rhyme of the Grimm fairy tale The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was... It offers lots of talking points!

4 years and up








Guido van Genechten

KEINER GRUSELT SICH VOR GUSTAV


Gustav is a pink ghost who is doing fairly well at the school for ghosts... there is just one thing he really doesn't like and is not good at all: shouting BOOO. All he manages is a faint Baa which gets a few laughs. Unfortunately he is also sent to time out for his meek try at scaring. Locked up in an abandoned tower he gets to know a cat delighted to meet him and they become friendBeautiful picture book about being different, staying true to yourself and friendship.

3 years and up














Barbara Cantini

MORTINA. EIN MÄDCHEN VOLLER ÜBERRASCHUNGEN


Mortina is different from other kids. She is deadly pale, has purple shadows under her eyes and can yank off parts at will - she is a zombie girl. She lives with her aunt Departita and her only friend, an albino dog called Mesto - and is terribly lonely. She is not allowed to leave the grounds of the villa and so can never meet with other children, though she hears them talking when they pass by. But when Halloween comes up she has a brillant idea: She will pretend to be a kid in a Zombie costume. All goes well, she even makes friends! But then she yanks off her head..

Lovely illustrations and a tale on being different and still accepted make this a great read-aloud or beginning readers chapter book.

6 years and up








Axel Rühle

ZIPPEL, DAS WIRKLICH WAHRE SCHLOSSGESPENST


Who wouldn't like to have a tiny ghost as a friend? Paul is delighted when he finds Zippel in the lock of his family's apartment. Paul is often teased by other kids in his class and usually comes home on his own to an empty apartment, while his parents work, so he is alone a lot. But then the lock should be exchanged with a brand new one with no room even for the tiny Zippel...

A great read aloud and chapter book in the vein of the classics DAS SAMS and Pumuckl, with some unexpected twists.

6 years and up.

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