Scary Screaming Fun
Where can you go to meet Goblins, Ghosts and Ghouls? Check out these books and websites for some spooky and creative fun.
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The Story of the Jack O'Lantern
by Katherine Tegen ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman
On Halloween night, Jack--a stingy and mean man--makes a deal with the devil for a free dinner, only to regret his choice many years later when the devil comes to collect.
Who's Haunting the White House? : the President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There
written by Jeff Belanger ; illustrated by Rick Powell
J 133.1297 B
Explores the world inside the White House, where presidents, first ladies, and staff have seen darting shadows and ghostly apparitions that have been attributed to be such former inhabitants as Andrew Jackson, Abigail Adams, and Abraham Lincoln.
Emily Jenkins ; illustrations by Harry Bliss
J FIC JENKINS
Halloween brings out the worst in fourth-grader Henry Wolowitz and his invisible, squash-eating friend Inkling, as Henry tries to go trick-or-treating while keeping Inkling from eating all the jack-o-lanterns.
Last Laughs : Animal Epitaphs
J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins
J 818 L
Offers morbidly-humorous, pun-filled, illustrated epitaphs for animals that poetically describe how they met their ends.
by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Shelley
When a young boy goes out to trick-or-treat on Halloween, he encounters a spooky forest full of bones.
stories & pictures by Ludworst Bemonster ; [text by Rick Walton ; illustrations by Nathan Hale]
Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle until one night when he loses his head.
Just Say Boo!
Susan Hood ; illustrated by Jed Henry
Timid young trick-or-treaters learn to overcome their fears on a spooky Halloween night by shouting "boo!" at skeletons, ghosts, and a trio of dinosaurs.
The Scary Places Map Book : Seven Terrifying Tours
B.G. Hennessy ; [illustrated by] Erwin Madrid
J 133.12 H
Take a tour of seven spooky places, among them the Wicked Woods, a Ghostly Galleon, and the Western Terror-tories. Along the way, avoid booby traps, search for hidden objects, and learn basic map reading skills! A map key, items to look for, and points of interest, such as Dracula's Castle and Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, are included for each eerie region.
Pigmares : Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen
J 811.6 C
Presents a collection of illustrated poems in which pigs take on the starring roles in classic horror film adaptations.
Spooky Creature Riddles
Janet Nuzum Myers ; illustrated by Bob Ostrom
J 818.6020 M
Presents riddles about different Halloween creatures, including mummies, bats, goblins, vampires, werewolves, and witches.
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