Halloween is almost upon us, and a great way to get in the mood is to read Halloween books on the iPad with your children. Here are some of our favorites:

The Witch With No Name A funny and very interactive tale about a witch who has lost her name, and is very grumpy as a result. Her Bat Battina decides to help her find her name, and together they go about collecting all the ingredients needed for a spell to find out her name. This app is really well done, fun, well narrated and the reader really gets to be part of the story with several mini-games, such as tiding and sorting a room when trying to find a missing ingredient and helping to cast spells. This will be enjoyed by pre-schoolers and elementary school aged children. A beautiful 3-d story, well worth the price tag. there is also a cheaper iPhone version available

The Witch With No Name HD The Witch With No Name HD by SlimCricket
Category: Books, Games, Adventure
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 268.04 MB

$2.99USD

What Was I Scared Of ? This is one of my all time favorite Dr Seuss books and it is great to have it available as an app. In this classic tale the hero meets “a pair of pale green pants with no-body inside them”, at first he convinces himself that he isn’t scared but the more often he seems them the more terrified he gets. Eventually he discovers that the pale green pants are just as scared of him, and they both realize that just because they are different it doesn’t seem they should be afraid of each other and they become friends. [Here is our full review]
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It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
For Halloween nostalgia nothing beats the peanuts gang. Loud Crow have done a great job of bringing this Halloween Classic to life. It is presented as a pop-up book and you can read it yourself or have it narrated by Peter Robbins (the original Charlie Brown). It has animations, interactive elements and the original music and dialog. You can also carve a pumpkin which then appears in the app. There is also an option to dress a Peanuts Character in a costume and he will appear in the app wearing it. The developer has recently removed all in-app purchases, and the huge range of costumes are now free.
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Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 137.29 MB

$4.99USD


The Berenstain Bears Go On A Ghost Walk
by Oceanhouse Media. In this tale Berenstain Bears are getting ready for Halloween and Papa Bear is in charge of setting up the school’s Ghost Walk. He gets carried away and forgets Mama Bear’s advice that “one person’s fun is another person’s nightmare”. Papa Bear learns his lesson and realizes that Halloween can be fun without being scary, he then scales back the fright factor and everyone has a fun time at the Ghost Walk. A great app for talking to children about all the elements of Halloween in a non-scary way. [Here is our full review]
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 27.65 MB

$3.99USD


BOO!
from Picpocket books is a very gentle introduction to Halloween for young readers. It has cute illustrations, piano music playing in the background, and a child narrator who introduces witches, ghosts, bats, a haunted house and more in a totally non-scary way. Good for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school-aged children.
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I Don’t Like Spiders They Walk on The Sky by Touchscreen Tales is an imaginative story about how a little girl and her daddy got tricked by a spider who wanted to eat them and how they were saved! A new update is in the works for Halloween where children get to dress up their illustrated and animated on-screen alter-ego with plenty of scary costumes, save it to the camera roll and share it! This fun storybook is full of actions and will appeal to children up to lower elementary school level.  [Here is our full review and giveaway]
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Biscuit Visits The Pumpkin Patch by zuuka incorporated is a sweet storybook app aimed at young toddlers and preschoolers telling the tale of Biscuit the delightful yellow puppy and his adventures at the pumpkin patch.  This universal app features Biscuit as he meets up with various friends in the pumpkin patch including a puppy and a bunny.  The app features narration with word highlighting and has bonus features like a sticker book, coloring pages and animation on many of the pages.

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The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
 by Oceanhouse media.The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a charming, wholesome story about social acceptance and includes a very important message for kids (and adults) that it’s OK to be different. In the story, Spookley is ostracised by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape but as the storm sets in and rolls the round pumpkins uncontrollably across the pumpkin patch towards a raging river, Spookley saves the day by blocking the hole in the fence where the round pumpkins are escaping. This is one of our must-have apps! [Here is our full review]
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 35.23 MB

$2.99USD

Elly Book: 9 – The Spooky Party by Jon Higham. Elly the Reindeer is back for her 9th adventure – this time Elly has been invited to a Halloween themed costume party and she has a hard time deciding what to wear. She visits her friends to get costume advice and help making her costume. This is a book for younger readers and is not scary at all – recommended for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school age children.[Here is our full review]
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Vlad’s Vampire Bats
by Frosby apps. Vlad is is vampire with a problem – every animal he touches turns into a bat, so his castle is full of them. He feels sorry for all the bats he has created, and is also sad – he’d love to meet another vampire but they are all scared off by his bats. Then he meets Vera he loves him just as he is. It is a cute story with some fun interactive elements, and is nicely narrated with word highlighting as it is read. Suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children.
Vlad's Vampire Bats Vlad's Vampire Bats by Frosby Designs Ltd.
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 29.76 MB

$1.99USD

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. In this iBook adaptation of the classic Halloween Rhyme Dan Yaccarino’s beautiful artwork brings the story to life. There is spooky background music, optional narration and interactive elements such as pumpkins that light up, ghosts and witches that fly away A great rendition of this classic Halloween rhyme for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school age children.
Five Little Pumpkins Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Category: Counting & Numbers, Books, Kids, Basic Concepts, Young Adult, Holidays & Celebrations, Halloween
Requirements: Compatible with
Size: 7.36 MB

$5.99USD

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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