Allen County Public Library
ACPL Logo
200 E. Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN Phone 260-421-1200  
Children's Services Home

Kids Links
ALA's Great Sites for Kids
Fun Links
Homework Help
Internet Safety
Tumblebooks
World Book Online
Grown-ups Links
Everybody Reads
Curriculum Resources
Homeschooling Links
Internet Safety
Custom Collection Form
Parenting
Everyone Links
About Children's Services
Children's Book Awards
Book Lists
Illustration Types
Fairy Tale Variants
Parents' Primer
Seasonal Lists
Children's Literature
Programs: Main Library
Programs: Branches
Volunteer

Bat

Scary Stories

PRESCHOOLERS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Andrews, Sylvia Rattlebone Rock
When skeletons, ghouls, witches, and assorted other spooky creatures take up the rock beat, a town has its best-ever Halloween.
1995 JE ANDRE
Belloc, Hilaire Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion
Rhyming text, lift-the-flap and pop-up pages tell the story of Jim, a little boy who escapes at the zoo from his nurse and is eaten by a lion.
2010 JE BELLO
Bodkin, Odds Ghost of the Southern Belle: A Sea Tale
The young son of a ship's captain finds a way to end the curse of a ghost ship whose daring Confederate captain had once given him a lucky ball.
1999 JE BODKI
Brown, Ruth A Dark, Dark Tale
Journeying through a dark, dark house, a black cat surprises the only inhabitant of the abandoned residence.
1991 JE
Bunting, Eve Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour
Scary incidents at midnight give Biff, the dog, and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.
1987 JE BUNTI
Bunting, Eve Night of the Gargoyles
In the middle of the night, the gargoyles that adorn the walls of an art museum come to life and frighten the night watchman.
1994 JE BUNTI
Carlson, Natalie Spooky and the Ghost Cat
On Halloween night, Spooky, a black cat, rescues a ghost cat from a witch to whom he once belonged.
1985 JE CARLS
Carter, David A. In a Dark, Dark Wood
A delightful spine-tingling tale...with an appropriately spooky ending.
2002 JE CARTE
Coleman, Michael Hank the Clank
Hank the ghost and his fiendish cohorts try to find a friend who will not be scared of them.
1996 JE COLEM
Crew, Gary The Watertower
On a scorching hot summer day in Preston, Australia, Spike and Bubba go for a swim in the old water tower which casts a long dark shadow across everything in the area.
1998 JE CREW
DeFelice, Cynthia Willy's Silly Grandma
Willy doesn't believe in any of his grandmother's superstitions, until he ventures down by the Big Swamp one dark night and comes to realize how smart Grandma is.
1997 JE DEFEL
de Las Casas, Dianne. The House that Witchy Built
A scary Halloween version of "The House that Jack Built," featuring a witch, black cat, skeleton, and other spooky images.
2011 JE DELAS
Del Negro, Janice Lucy Dove
While sewing the laird's trews by moonlight in a haunted churchyard in return for a sackful of gold, an aging seamstress outwits a terrible monster.
1998 JE DELNE
  Disney Scary Storybook Collection
Gently spooky collection of easy-to-read stories based on Disney and Pixar cartoons.
2008 JE DISNE
Evans, Cambria Bone Soup
Retells the classic tale about a traveller, a ghost, who tricks a town's witches, ghouls, and zombies into helping him make soup.
2008 JE EVANS
Faces in the Dark: A Book of Scary Stories
A collection of stories about ghosts and other spooky subjects.
1994 J FACES
Faulkner, Keith Hector Specter
Hector Specter is taught a lesson by his friends, Velma and Basil.
1997 JE FAULK
Favorite Scary Stories of American Children
A collection, selected by children as their favorites, of twenty- three spooky tales from a variety of ethnic traditions.
1999 J808.8 FAVOR
Gibson, Kari Smalley The Very Scary Cave
A beaver and a chipmunk wander away from their picnic and end up in a cave where they are frightened by loud noises.
1998 JE
Gralley, Jean Hogula, Dread Pig of Night
Although he lives high-on-the-hog in his castle on Grimy Porkchop Hill, Hogula is unhappy because he has no friends--until he meets Elvis Ann, Dread Queen of Kissyface.
1999 JE GRALL
Graves, Keith Frank was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
Frank the monster indulges his love of dancing by strutting his stuff on stage until his head unzips, his brains flop out, and he continues to lose body parts.
1999 JE GRAVE
Gravett, Emily Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Little Mouse draws pictures of some of the many things he is afraid of, including creepy crawlies, sharp knives, and having accidents, and provides the correct scientific name for each of his fears.
2009 JE GRAVE
Harness, Cheryl Midnight in the Cemetery: a Spooky Search-and-Find Alphabet Book
An alphabet book, featuring collage art, in which ghosts scare away two children searching for treasure in a graveyard.
1999 JE HARNE
Hayes, Sarah This is the Bear and the Scary Night
A stuffed bear left behind in the park has an exciting night and is found in the same place the next morning.
1992 JE HAYES
Heide, Florence Parry Some Things are Scary
A list of scary things includes "roller skating down hill when you haven't learned how to stop, getting hugged by somebody you don't like, and finding out your best friend has a best friend who isn't you."
2003 JE HEIDE
Hendra, Sue Scary Party
Bones, eyes, arms, legs, and bodies are scary dancing in the dark, until the lights are turned on revealing a Halloween costume party.
1998 JE HENDR
Hines, Anna Grossnickle When the Goblins Came Knocking
Last Halloween was a scary experience because of walking pumpkins, haunting ghosts, flying witches, and other disturbing sights, but this Halloween will be different.
1995 JE
Horton, Joan. Working Mummies
Illustrations and rhyming text introduce the many careers and professions of mummies, such as real estate agents selling haunted houses and dentists filing vampires' fangs.
2012 JE HORTO
Huck, Charlotte A Creepy Countdown
Ten scary Halloween things, such as jack-o-lanterns, bats, and witches, count from one to ten and then back down again.
1998 JE HUCK
Johnston, Tony The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe
In Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently-buried farmer haunts his widow's house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey.
1996 JE JOHNS
Kamish, Daniel & David The Night the Scary Beasties Popped Out of My Head
When nightmare creatures come to life and start to eat his toys, Dan the Man battles the Beasties with his mighty pencil and wins.
1998 JE KAMIS
Kirwan, Wednesday Minerva the Monster
Feeling out of sorts, Minerva pretends to be a monster, but after realizing that monsters do not eat cookies, read stories, or sleep in nice warm beds, she decides to rejoin her family.
2008 JE KIRWA
Kutner, Merrily Z is for Zombie
Illustrations and rhyming text present a night full of scary creatures and spooky sights, one for each letter of the alphabet.
1999 JE KUTNE
Kutner, Merrily Zombie Nite Cafe
While walking the dog late one evening, a young child stumbles across the spooky Zombie Nite Cafe and describes the scary creatures dining inside.
2007 JE KUTNE
LaRochelle, David. The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories
What's scarier than a ghost story? Three ghost stories, of course. And these three stories, told to little ghosts at bedtime, are the scariest kind of ghost stories there are-they're about people! From a ghost who becomes the victim of a baby in need of a diaper to a hamburger that can win a scaring contest just by lifting its bun, these hilariously illustrated silly stories are sure to bring Halloween laughs to even the littlest ghosts.
2011 JE LAROC
O'Malley, Kevin Velcome
An illustrated collection of scary stories with humorous endings, featuring such elements as a boy being followed home by a coffin, a rapping noise in a haunted house, and strange intruders at the front door.
1997 JE OMALL
Mayhew, James Dare You!
Susie and Harry find some spooky surprises when they tiptoe outside in the middle of the night.
1993 JE MAYHE
Medearis, Angela Shelf The Ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam
To win a $5000 reward, a chef named Dan agrees to stay in a haunted house overnight and when he meets a very hungry ghost, he gets more than he had expected.
1993 JE MEDEA
Michelson, Richard Did You Say Ghosts?
A parent's teasing assurances that ghosts, witches, vampires, and other creatures are no danger fuel the imagination of a child in the dark.
1993 JE MICHE
Patschke, Steve The Spooky Book
In a dark house, Andrew gets scared while reading a spooky book in which a girl is reading a spooky book in a scary house.
1993 JE PATSC
Rankin, Joan Scaredy Cat
A little kitten fearfully faces scary things such as a huge figure on the wall, but when he encounters a tiny spider, he discovers a bravery deep inside himself.
1999 JE RANKI
Rex, Michael Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Paraody
A young monster says goodnight to all of the other monsters in his bedroom.
2008 JE REX
Ross, Tony I'm Coming to Get You!
After eating all the planets in outer space, a horrible monster gets a big surprise when it comes to Earth and tries to capture a little boy.
2008 JE ROSS
Santoro, Scott Which Way to Witch School
At Miss Thornapple's school, young witches are eager to learn new potions, tell scary stories, and eat gooey eyeballs.
2010 JE SANTO
Scary Storybook Collection
Gently spooky collection of fifteen easy-to-read stories based on Disney cartoons.
2003 JE SCARY
Sharratt, Nick What's in the Witch's Kitchen?
The contents of the witch's kitchen are hidden by flaps that can be opened either to the left or right to reveal pop-up illustrations of either a delight or a nasty fright.
2011 JE SHARR
Sierra, Judy The House That Drac Built
In this Halloween version of a familiar cumulative rhyme about the inhabitants of a haunted house.
1995 JE SIERR
Stevenson, Harvey Big Scary Wolf
Rose is too scared to sleep at night because she knows there's a big, scary wolf in her room, so she tells Papa about it and he helps her dispel her fears.
1997 JE STEVE
Thach, James Otis The Tickle Monster is Coming
A little monster prepares for bed, all the while waiting anxiously for the Tickle Monster to sneak in and get him.
2008 JE THACH
Utton, Peter The Witch's Hand
A funny, scary story in which a father tells his son George that the dreadful object on the wall is the hand of a witch who tried to steal George and his brother. Eventually, the father confesses that the hand is just an autumn leaf - to George's great relief.
2001 JE UTTON
Vaughan, Marcia We're Going on a Ghost Hunt
When trick-or-treaters let their imaginations run wild, ordinary backyard items seem spooky, so that a mud puddle looks like a swamp and tree branches look like skeletons.
2001 JE VAUGH
Walton, Rick. Frankenstein
This laugh-out-loud funny and devilish send-up of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline is for little monsters everywhere. Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle. He can frighten anything - animals, parents, even rocks. Until one night, Miss Devel wakes up and runs downstairs to find that Frankenstein has lost his head!
2012 JE WALTO
Williams, Linda The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
1995 JE WILLI
Wick, Walter I Spy Spooky Night
Discover a collection of intriguing picture riddles and games while locked inside a dark, mysterious house. Reveal hundreds of hidden objects and thrilling secrets as you uncover three different and surprising ways out.
1996 J793.73 MARZO
Winters, Kay The Teeny Tiny Ghost
A teeny tiny ghost who is having trouble learning how to be scary is inspired by a Halloween visit from his ghost friends.
1998 JE WINTE
Wormell, Mary Hilda Hen's Scary Night
During her nighttime journey to the henhouse Hilda Hen finds unexpected courage within herself as she tiptoes past a snake, runs from a fox, and swims a lake.
1995 JE WORME

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

Copyright© 2002 Allen County Public Library
About Us ACPL Locations Hours Services Programs Library Jobs Library Volunteers Contact Us ACPL Home