A big box arrived a couple of weeks ago from Walker Books, filled with so many brilliant reads, but my phone camera was playing up and not working properly recently, the app constantly scrunching all the on-screen buttons together🙄, that I wasn’t able to get all of these pictures done (or even my first Inktober pics done until just now).  As a result, all of these books are not yet reviewed on my blog, though look out for reviews coming very soon and they are all already published!  And there might be another delivery of Walker Books before the end of the year! 😮 😀

So let’s take a look at this mixture of books for children and teens.  The first set of books are picture books and with a particular book about a ghost that I’ve wanted to read since it came out in hardback last year (I now have the paperback and I’m so excited😃👻!)  As usual descriptions are brief ones from an email I got so let’s see what we have here…

October book haul Walker Books picture books
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My First Green Cook Book by David Atherton & Alice Bowsher – With over 40 vegetarian and plant-based recipes for yummy meals, savoury snacks, tasty treats and showstopper puds, this book is a visual feast for readers who care about the food on their plate.

Where’s Wally? Santa Spotlight Search by Martin Handford – The spotlight search is back with a fabulous festive edition! Use the paper spotlight-searcher as a magic torch to illuminate six scenes buzzing with busy Santas. With bonus games on every page!

Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago – Gustavo is a ghost with a problem. He is SHY.  More than anything, he wants to make a friend. So, plucking up all his courage, he sends a very special letter inviting the other monsters to his violin concert.


And here are reading books for teens (on the left) and kids (on the right)…

October book haul Walker Books reading books
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Sex Ed: An Inclusive Guide to Sex and Relationships by The School of Sexuality Education – This book provides advice, reliable information and reassurance on sex and relationships. Covering key topics including consent, healthy relationships, sexuality, different kinds of sex, puberty, periods, contraception – and much more!

Green Rising by Lauren James – When legions of teenagers around the world develop a strange new “Greenfingers” power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they’ll need to learn to work together. But not everyone would like to see the Earth saved…

Play Like Your Football Heroes Matt Oldfield & Seth Burkett – This inspiring and interactive guide will inspire football-mad kids to play just like their heroes. Learn the secrets of 20 footballing legends, as well as top tips on how to train, play, think and live smart, and challenges for the reader.

Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor – A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger. And darker… The third book in the Eerie-on-Sea series.


You might have guessed it already but although I’m super excited for all of these titles, Gustavo the Shy Ghost is the one book I’ve been pining to read since last year!  He just looks so cute and it looks so Day of the Dead-inspired which I just love! 😀  I’m looking forward to reading all of these and will be sharing my reviews on this blog as soon as I can get them done, so I hope you’ll look out for those.  In the meantime let me know what books you’re looking forward to reading during this spooky month! 🙂 🎃

Are you or your children looking forward to reading any of these books?  What books are you hoping to read this month?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂