What’s going to happen? That’s the question that keeps readers turning to the next page. Halloween is the perfect occasion to engage children in reading, with all the strange, spooky, even kooky books available that keep you guessing.
Little Mummy wants to play just one more game of hide-and-shriek with his Mama Mummy before going to bed, but the dark night is full of friendly creatures. Who will comfort Little Mummy if someone gives him a scare? Why Mama Mummy, of course!
“A reassuring offering for youngsters who want just a touch of the shivers.” The School Library Journal
Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman (Pre-school – 2nd)
The witch has grown a huge pumpkin to make a pumpkin pie, but it’s so big, she can’t get it off the vine. Neither can the ghost, the vampire or the mummy. Will there be no pumpkin pie for Halloween? Or… does the tiny bat have an idea?
“Rousing good fun for Halloween and far beyond.” — The School Library Journal
Oscar is a dachshund who is tired of being made fun of by the other dogs. The criticism gets worse when he shows up to trick-or-treat wearing a hotdog costume. But one brave act shows what a hero he really is!
“A fun pun-o-rama. — Publishers Weekly
Finnigin is known for his HUGE appetite and is never seen without his eating stool and spoon. What will he do when he’s in a new town and no one will share their food with him? Can he stir up a cauldron’s worth of Halloween magic?
“Filled with tiny visual jokes…Kids will eat Bone Soup up.” — Washington Post
Poor Frankenstein just wants a happy wedding to his undead bride, but best man Dracula is freaking out about the garlic bread. This book contains poems about this and other secret trials of being a monster.
“Dynamic and dreadfully funny.” — Booklist
Casey Slater can’t believe her bad luck. Instead of the perfect summer vacation with her best friend, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, the old house might be haunted. Casey thought she’d die of boredom, but now she’s scared to death!
"Poison Apple Books: Thrilling. Bone-chilling. These books have bite!" —Scholastic