Spook Alert

Spook Alert

Published on Friday 19 September 2014

As it comes round to Hallowe’en again, we are getting orders for the best treat going – apart from toffee apples, obviously – our title for young Candlestickers, Five Poems about Gh…Gh…Ghosts. These five frightening and funny poems are perfect for reading by torchlight under the covers or scaring your friends, and are good fun for grown-ups too. We’ve included poems about a skeleton, a school for spooks, and one about a man who fails to be frightened when he comes face to face with a rattling, roaring spectre.

The pamphlet features fantastic colour illustrations on the cover and throughout by Nottingham illustrator Amy Blackwell, and would make an ideal gift for anyone who likes to feel the occasional frisson down their spines and a tickle in their funny bones.  Woooooooo!  Be afraid, be very afraid… .

  • Spook Alert

    Spook Alert

    Published on Friday 19 September 2014

    As it comes round to Hallowe’en again, we are getting orders for the best treat going – apart from toffee apples, obviously – our title for young Candlestickers, Five Poems about Gh…Gh…Ghosts. These five frightening and funny poems are perfect for reading by torchlight under the covers or scaring your friends, and are good fun […]

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  • The Year of Scotland

    The Year of Scotland

    Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

    Last year, we published Ten Poems from Wales and this year, it has been the turn of Scotland. It is something of a momentous year in Scotland, one way and another, which has meant that there has been quite a focus on its history (and its future). We invited Don Paterson, Professor of Poetry at […]

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  • Four Cheers for Candlestick Children’s Poetry!

    Four Cheers for Candlestick Children’s Poetry!

    Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014

    Candlestick Press is delighted to launch four new titles in our children’s range, suitable for children up to the age of eleven. We hope they will delight and entertain the children, grandchildren, godchildren, nephews and nieces in your life, and will brighten many a bookshelf or bedside table with poems about dragons, pirates, slugs and […]

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