There’s plenty going on this Halloween in Peterborough. From our virtual gory graveyard and frightening forest to gruesome giveaways and trick or treating.

However, at this time of year, you might want to curl up on the sofa with a good book too. With so many Halloween-themed reads available at The Works in PE1, settling down with a petrifying page-turner or a spooky story is a cinch!

Monstrous Must-haves

We have browsed the fang-tastic range of monstrous must-haves at The Works, sure to keep little – and big – kids entertained for the rest of the month:

Goosebumps: Please Don’t Feed the Vampire! (£2)

The bestselling children’s series of all time, Goosebumps, is set to scare a new generation with a fresh new look! In this shocking tale, you’re stuck with, what seems, a decidedly average costume called “vampire in a can”. But, after further investigation, the contents include a strange packet of red slime that turns anyone who swallows it into a real vampire! Will you swallow the goo? Or will your pet poodle, Fifi, wind up with a bite that’s worse than her bark?!

Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (£40)

This is a brand-new edition of the classic bestselling phenomenon, Harry Potter. The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows are filled with wonderful, wicked wizardry to spell-bind any reader. This extraordinary collection is a fantastic gift for all Harry Potter fans and is sure to take pride of place on any bookshelf.

The Witches Book of Self-care (£4)

Worship yourself the witchy way and learn how to nourish your body and spirit with a selection of herbal remedies, spells and rituals inspired by witchcraft in this enchanting guide to self-care.

This book has top tips on pampering your mind, body and spirit, with a variety of spells, meditations, mantras and powerful activities to help keep you healthy, alleviate stress, sooth sadness, channel joy and strengthen your mindset.

Kaleidoscope Neon Colouring Kit: Day of the Dead (£7)

Submerge yourself in the alluring world of the Day of the Dead with this entrancing colouring book and neon highlighters.

With over 30 images, featuring decorative skull designs, this colouring kit enables you to express your spooky side with vibrant colour. The tear-out pages also mean you can remove your artwork and display it over the Halloween period… and beyond! The kit contains a book with over 30 designs and 6 neon marker pens.

I Heart Pumpkin (£3)

Is it even Halloween without a pumpkin?! Cook yourself cozy this month with over 60 gluttonous gourd recipes, from heart-warming soups and stews to delicious pies and tarts.

Unsolved Deaths (£4)

From missing Egyptian queens to modern-day vanishing acts, this book catalogues a range of strange deaths and mysterious disappearances – all of which remain unsolved. It includes over 170 photographs, paintings and drawings, along with maps, to help budding sleuths piece together evidence of some of history’s most baffling deaths.

The Works at PE1

Selling more than 40,000 different products every year, The Works appeals to anyone looking for wide variety at great value prices. You can find many big brands, along with a great range of own-branded products, throughout the year.

Whether you plump for a spooky story, creeping colouring kit or a blood-curdling cookery book, there’s something for everyone at The Works this Halloween.

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