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Holiday Chillers for Children

Eek-A-Boo!: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book

Easy

Pumpkin Eye
Denise Fleming
Simple rhymes describe the sights, sounds, and smells of Halloween.

Eek-A-Boo!: A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book
Joan Holub
In this lift-the-flap Halloween adventure, youngsters will uncover eerie ghouls.

Monster Mischief
Pamela Jane
When Little Moe accidentally spills the monsters’ brew, leaving them with nothing to eat, an unexpected guest arrives with a big Halloween surprise.

Plumbly, Dumply Pumpkin
Mary Serfozo
Peter finds the perfect pumpkin so that he and his Dad can make a jack-o-lantern.

The House That Drac Built
Judy Sierra
In this Halloween version of a familiar cumulative rhyme illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, the inhabitants of a haunted house get increasingly agitated until a group of children sets things right.

We’re Going on A Ghost Hunt
Marcia Vaughan
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.

Nonfiction

Halloween
Alice K. Flanagan
This book explores the history, customs, and symbols of Halloween.
j394.2646 qF583 2002

Halloween
Dana Meachen Rau
j394.2646 R239 2001
Provides information concerning the origins and customs of Halloween.

Halloween: Costumes and Treats on All Hallows Eve
Fay Robinson
j394.2646 R659 2001
Explains the origins and importance of various Halloween symbols and customs.

The Halloween Book
Jane Bull
j745.594 qB935 2000
50 creepy crafts for a hair-raising Halloween, including carving pumpkins, creating costumes, and making terrifyingly tasty treats.

Who Said Boo?: Halloween Poems for the Very Young
Nancy White Carlstrom
j811.54 qC284w 1999
A collection of poems celebrating such Halloween phenomena as monsters, witches, haunted houses, and jack-o-lanterns.

Two Skeletons on The Telephone and Other Poems from Tough City
Paul Duggan
j811.54 qD8666t 1999
A collection of poems with an emphasis on the grisly or ghastly, including “If You’re Strolling in a Sewer, ” “Mr. One Leg, ” and “A Vampire Bit a Ghostly Neck. ”

Z Is for Zombie
Merrilyn Kutner
j811.54 qK973z 1999
Illustrations and rhyming text present a night full scary creatures and spooky sights, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Fiction

Third Grade Ghouls
Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna
Third grader Gordie worries about coming up with a scary costume for the school Halloween parade and about have to take care of a timid younger boy.

A Newberry Halloween: A Dozen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors
A collection of short stories with a Halloween theme, by such Newbery Award-winning authors as E.L. Konigsburg, Beverly Cleary, Virginia Hamilton, and Paul Fleischman.

Jenny Reen and The Jack Muh Lantern
Irene Smalls-Hector
Sister Louisa, who cares for Jenny Reen while her parents work in the field, warns the young slave girl about a monster, known from long-told tales, who comes out on Halloween.

Save Halloween!
Stephanie S. Tolan
Eleven-year-old Johnna, who is deeply involved in the sixth grade Halloween pageant although her family views it as a celebration of an un-Christian holiday, decides that she must follow her own beliefs.

Real Mummies Don’t Bleed: Friendly Tales for October Nights
Susan Whitcher
A collection of five scary stories, featuring the Egyptian underworld’s intrusion into a Halloween costume contest and other strange goings-on.