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Halloween (Kids)

Get ready for Halloween with these spooky picture books!

Halloween ABC : an alphabet book

Learn the alphabet with this book of ABC Halloween fun!

Dino-Halloween by Lisa Wheeler

The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Halloween activities, including visiting a haunted house, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating

Sammy's spooktacular Halloween by Mike Petrik

When Sammy gets to be in charge of the family's haunted house next Halloween, he gets right to work, but his family isn't sure they can take a full year of Sammy's spooky tricks.

A teeny tiny Halloween by Lauren L Wohl

When leaves bury her house, the teeny tiny woman inside tries to get help by making noises, yelling, and baking cookies.

The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo

The brave and trusty Halloween Kid saves trick-or-treaters from a crowd of sweet-stealing Goodie Goblins.

The Three Bears' Halloween by Kathy Duval

Is it a witch or a blonde little girl hiding in the bushes of the spooky house when the three bears go trick or treating?

And then comes Halloween by Tom Brenner

As the sun sets earlier, leaves turn red and gold, and the air becomes chilly, it is time to get ready for Halloween

Skelly's Halloween by David Martin

When a fall causes Skelly B. Skeleton to come apart on Halloween, his animal friends try to put him back together based on their own bodies.

The scariest book ever by Bob Shea

"This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. He is a big scaredy-cat!"--

Trick ARRR treat : a pirate Halloween by Leslie Kimmelman

"Swashbuckling trick-or-treaters stomp and clomp through their neighhborhood in search of treasure--aka Halloween candy--but they must be back before dark, because the pirate chief's mom said so"--

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London

Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he enjoys himself anyway

The itsy bitsy pumpkin by Sonali Fry

In a variation of the nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," a jack-o-lantern encounters a goblin and a witch while trying to roll back to his family on Halloween

One witch by Laura Leuck

A witch goes around to her fiendish friends--from two cats to ten werewolves--to gather the ingredients to make gruesome stew for her party

Ten orange pumpkins : a counting book by Stephen Savage

"In this Halloween countdown book, ten orange pumpkins are each carried off by a witch, a ghost, a spider, and other Halloween creatures until there's just one"--

Only a witch can fly by Alison McGhee

A young girl wants to fly like a witch on a broom, and one special night, through enormous effort and with the help of her brother, her black cat, and an owl, she fulfills her dream

We're going on a ghost hunt by Susan Pearson

Children go out at night seeking a ghost, through one scary place after another

Beneath the ghost moon by Jane Yolen

Beneath the midnight moon, mice battle mean-hearted creepy crawlies to protect their farmyard home

Halloween good night by Rebecca Grabill

"Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween"--

Haunted Halloween by Sue Fliess

Rhyming text counts spooky objects related to Halloween, from one bat with pointy fangs to ten small feet calling trick-or-treat.

Pick a pumpkin by Patricia Toht

A family visits a pumpkin patch and chooses the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve a Jack-o-lantern.

Moonlight : the Halloween cat by Cynthia Rylant

Moonlight the cat loves everything about Halloween, from pumpkins to children to candy

Doll bones by Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl

Great Lakes ghost ship by Johnathan Rand

In Cheboygan, Michigan, Emilee, Brian, and Gavin are invited to tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw. It will be a tour they will never forget. Soon they realize that an old legend about a ghostly sea captain who invites people onto his ship and never lets them go is more than just a legend

Trick or trap by R Stine

On Halloween, Scott and Amanda plan to get revenge on their bullies by luring them into a supposedly haunted house filled with traps, but soon the house has plans of its own

The screaming staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London

Nightmares! by Jason Segel

"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--

Took : a ghost story by Mary Downing Hahn

"A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is 'took' to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years"--

Out to get you : 13 tales of weirdness and woe by Josh Allen

A collection of thirteen short stories that reveals frightening secrets lurking in everyday objects.

Rise of the balloon goons by Troy Cummings

Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him

Bionic bats of Bay City by Johnathan Rand

"On a dark night in Bay City, Michigan, friends gather to play an innocent game of hide-and-seek. However, just as they begin to play, one of them sees a [gigantic] bat ... forced to abandon their game, five children must flee the vicious attacks of these giant creatures of the sky"--P. [4] of cover

Tales from beyond the brain by Jeff Szpirglas

"A collection of stories for middle readers that ranges from the hilarious to the horrifying."--

Scream and scream again! : spooky stories from Mystery Writers of America

A collection of scary short stories with contributions from Bruce Hale, Heather Graham, and Daniel Palmer

Paola Santiago and the river of tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

In Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother's stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.

The Beast by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Middle-schoolers Nico, Opal, Tyler, and Emma face a more dangerous threat and must uncover the whirlpool's origins, as well as those of that freaky "Thing in a Jar," while fending off paranormal investigators.

Serafina and the black cloak by Robert Beatty

In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.

The ghost in apartment 2R by Denis Markell

After discovering a ghost in his apartment, twelve-year-old Danny and his friends traverse Brooklyn's diverse neighborhood together to learn the spirit's origins and bring it to rest.

Tales from the fringes of fear by Jeff Szpirglas

Collects thirteen creepy stories about a very strange school and its students that can be as puzzling as they are scary.

Dead voices by Katherine Arden

"Trapped at a haunted ski resort, Ollie, Coco, and Brian must rely on their friendship and sharp minds if they want to escape"--

Sam Wu is not afraid of spiders by Katie Tsang

"Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things--like ghosts, sharks... and the dark's pretty scary, too. And now he has something new to worry about: Tulip, the big, hairy pet tarantula that lives in the sixth-grade science lab and is coming to visit his class. But Sam can't let anyone know. So when Tulip disappears from her cage, Sam decides it's up to him and his friends to step up, save the school from the eight-legged escapee... and prove, once again, that he's no scaredy cat!" --

Nightbooks by J White

Imprisoned by Natacha, a witch, in a New York apartment, Alex must tell her a new scary story every night in order to stay alive.

Gloom town by Ronald L Smith

Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world.

Frightmares : a creepy collection of scary stories by Michael Dahl

There are plenty of chills in this compilation of four separately published books of scary stories: The stranger on the stairs, The doll that waved goodbye, The voice in the boys' room, and The phantom on the phone.

Half-minute horrors

An anthology of very short, scary stories by an assortment of authors and illustrators including Chris Raschka, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, and Lane Smith.
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