Picture Books

Little Boo

By Stephen Wunderli

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The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn’t scare anyone . . . not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can!

The wind tells him to be patient—he’ll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary?

Available: Caistorville

Boo to You Winnie the Pooh

Adapted by Bruce Tolkington

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Winnie the Pooh and his fellow friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood try to think up a way to prevent Piglet from being spooked on a shivering, creaking, and howling Halloween eve, instead of having to cancel the holiday altogether.

Available: Smithville

Otter Loves Halloween!

by Sam Garton

Halloween is Otter’s favorite holiday. It’s also a very busy time for her and Teddy. With so much to do, it’s a good thing she’s a Halloween expert!

Available: Wellandport

Click, Clack, Boo

by Doreen Cronin

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Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.

But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats.

There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

Available: Caistorville and Smithville

Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween

by Garth Stein

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When Halloween comes around, Enzo doesn’t know what to expect. Jack-o’-lanterns light up the streets, giant spiders weave webs on porches, and ordinary lawns become creepy graveyards while every child and dog transforms into a creature of some kind—including Enzo!

Enzo the dragon is determined to protect fairy princess Zoë from the monsters and goblins in their neighborhood, but when things get a little too scary, his family is there to reassure him that everything is make-believe and only meant to be fun—just like the wonderful trick-or-treat parade that ends this spook-tastic night!

Available: Wellandport

Junior Readers

The Witches

by Roald Dahl

Image result for witches dahlThis is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don’t ride around on broomsticks. They don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you’re face to face with one? Well, if you don’t know yet you’d better find out quickly-because there’s nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she’ll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them.

Available: Smithville and Wellandport

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Retold by Alvin Schwartz

150859All those who enjoyed shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz’s first volume of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark will find a satisfyingly spooky sequel in this new collection of the macabre, the funny, and the fantastic.Is it possible to die — and not know it? What if a person is buried too soon? What happens to a thief foolish enough to rob a corpse, or to a murderer whose victim returns from the grave? Read about these terrifying predicaments as well as what happens when practical jokes produce gruesome consequences and initiations go awry.Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories — and even a scary song — all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!

Available: Caistorville and Smithville

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

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Coraline discovered the door a little after they moved into the house.

When Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). But there’s another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Available: Wellandport

It’s Halloween You ‘Fraidy Mouse

by Geronimo Stilton

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It’s Halloween on Mouse Island, and it seemed like everyone was out to get me, Geronimo Stilton! My cousin Trap kept pulling scary pranks on me. And then my sister Thea told me I had to write a book about Halloween in less than one day! Before you could say boo, my nephew Benjamin had dragged me to a graveyard to do research. There I met a very spooky mouse who — yikes! — tried to lock me up in her coffin! Oh, how would a ‘fraidy mouse like me ever survive the year’s scariest holiday?

Available: Smithville

Headless Halloween

by R.L. Stine

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Brandon loves to scare other kids. This Halloween he buttons his shirt up over his head and parades around as a headless freak! But even Brandon gets queasy at the creepiest Halloween party of all time, where guests bob for rats and eat doughnuts filled with worms!

Available: Caistorville and Smithville

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