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Huck, Charlotte S.
JE HUCK

Ten scary Halloween things, such as jack-o-lanterns, bats, and witches, count from one to ten and then back down again.
Stevenson, Harvey
JE STEVE

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.
Evans, Cambria
JE EVANS

Retells the classic tale about a traveller, a ghost, who tricks a town's witches, ghouls, and zombies into helping him make soup.
Reynolds, Aaron
JE REYNO

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Michelson, Richard
JE MICHE

A parent's teasing assurances that ghosts, witches, vampires, and other creatures are no danger fuel the imagination of a child in the dark.
Disney Press
JE DISNE

Gently spooky collection of easy-to-read stories based on Disney and Pixar cartoons.
Young, Richard
J808.8 FAVOR

A collection, selected by children as their favorites, of twenty- three spooky tales from a variety of ethnic traditions.
Walton, Rick
JE WALTO

Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle until one night when he loses his head.
Bunting, Eve
JE BUNTI

Kohara, Kazuno
JE KOHAR

Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains and a tablecloth.
Rex, Michael
JE REX

A young monster says goodnight to all of the other monsters in his bedroom.
Wormell, Mary
JE WORME

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.
Carter, David A.
JE CARTE

A delightful spine-tingling tale...with an appropriately spooky ending.
Gravett, Emily
JE GRAVE

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.
Del Negro, Janice
JE DELNE

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.
Harness, Cheryl
JE HARNE

An alphabet book, featuring collage art, in which ghosts scare away two children searching for treasure in a graveyard.
Bunting, Eve
JE BUNTI

In the middle of the night, the gargoyles that adorn the walls of an art museum come to life and frighten the night watchman.
Andrews, Sylvia
JE ANDRE

When skeletons, ghouls, witches, and assorted other spooky creatures take up the rock beat, a town has its best-ever Halloween.
Hendra, Sue
JE HENDR

Bones, eyes, arms, legs, and bodies are scary dancing in the dark, until the lights are turned on revealing a Halloween costume party.
Heide, Florence Parry
JE HEIDE

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."
Johnston, Tony
JE JOHNS

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.
LaRochelle, David
JE LAROC

A ghost father tells his children three frightening stories to help them go to sleep at night.
Sierra, Judy
JE SIERR

In this Halloween version of a familiar cumulative rhyme, the inhabitants of a haunted house get increasingly agitated until a group of children sets things right.
de Las Casas, Dianne
JE DELAS

A scary Halloween version of "The House that Jack Built," featuring a witch, black cat, skeleton, and other spooky images.
Williams, Linda
JE WILLI

Tells the tale of a little old lady who was not afraid of anything.
McDonnell, Patrick
JE MCDON

Grouch, Grump, and little Gloom 'n' Doom spend much of their time arguing over who is the "biggest and baddest" until they build a monster together that turns out to be very different that what they expect.
Patschke, Steve
JE PATSC

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.
Winters, Kay
JE WINTE

A teeny tiny ghost who is having trouble learning how to be scary is inspired by a Halloween visit from his ghost friends.
Thach, James Otis
JE THACH

A little monster prepares for bed, all the while waiting anxiously for the Tickle Monster to sneak in and get him.
Kutner, Merrily
JE KUTNE

While walking the dog late one evening, a young child stumbles across the spooky Zombie Nite Cafe and describes the scary creatures dining inside.
Hayes, Sarah
JE HAYES

A stuffed bear left behind in the park has an exciting night and is found in the same place the next morning.
Pace, Anne Marie
JE PACE

"Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don't forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the best sleepover ever!"--Provided by publisher.
Vaughan, Marcia K
JE VAUGH

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.
Sharratt, Nick
JE SHARR

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.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle
JE HINES

Last Halloween was a scary experience because of walking pumpkins, haunting ghosts, flying witches, and other disturbing sights, but this Halloween will be different.
Santoro, Scott
JE SANTO

At Miss Thornapple's school, young witches are eager to learn new potions, tell scary stories, and eat gooey eyeballs.
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
JE DEFEL

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.
Horton, Joan
JE HORTO

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.
Kutner, Merrily
JE KUTNE

Illustrations and rhyming text present a night full of scary creatures and spooky sights, one for each letter of the alphabet.