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Brackenbeast

Kate Alice Marshall

A twisty, creepy follow up to Thirteens, for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Stranger Things.

Last Halloween, Eleanor, Pip, and Otto narrowly escaped the clutches of the evil January Society and their leader. But life in the too-quiet Eden Eld isn't safe just yet: according to the bargain they made with Mr. January, it's now his sister's turn to hunt the three of them. And her methods are a bit more...treacherous.

When their friends and neighbors begin disappearing, abducted by strange, mud-drenched monsters, Eleanor and her two best friends must race to uncover their enemy's secrets. If they fail, their families will be next.

Stalked by the relentless mud beasts, they have to find a way to escape using their trusty book of twisted fairytales, their wits, and their friendship. But they quickly learn that the power of the stories they've turned to for help has a stronger hold on them--and their futures--than they realized. Even if Eleanor and her friends survive, they won't end this journey the same people.

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If You Ever Meet a Skeleton

Rebecca Evans

Skeletons might seem frightening, but if you look closer, there’s nothing much to fear. They can’t run fast, they’re terrible at hide-and-seek, and they’re scared of everything. When a group of trick-or-treaters runs into an actual skeleton on an enchanted Halloween night, they do whatever they can get away. But what does the skeleton really want? What if they’re just looking for a friend?

With distinctive, quirky illustrations and humorous rhyming text, this book invites you to find out whether this bag of bones is a trick or a treat!

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Trick Or Treat

Lisa Morton

Halloween has spread around the world, yet its associations with death and the supernatural as well as its inevitable commercialization have made it one of our most puzzling holidays. How did it become what it is today?

Trick or Treat is the first book both to examine the origins and history of Halloween and to explore in depth its current global popularity. Festivals like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, which has been reborn with new customs in America--but there are also related but independent holidays, especially Mexico's Day of the Dead. Lisa Morton lifts the cobwebs off everything from the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions to the impact of events like the global economic recession, as well as the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through literary works, films, and television series.

Taking us on a journey from the spectacular to the macabre, this book is a treat for anyone who wants to peep behind the mask to see the real past and present of this ever more popular holiday.

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Be My Ghost

C. Perry

Maureen Doherty and her golden retriever Finn have taken possession of a charming old inn--only to discover that it's already possessed by tenants whose lease on life already ran out . . .

Maureen's career as a sportswear buyer hits a snag just before Halloween, when the department store declares bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Finn's lost his way as a guide dog after flunking his test for being too friendly and easily distracted. Sadly, only one of them can earn unemployment, so Maureen's facing a winter of discontent in Boston--when she realizes she can't afford her apartment.

Salvation comes when she receives a mysterious inheritance: an inn in Haven, Florida. A quaint, scenic town on the Gulf of Mexico hidden away from the theme parks, Maureen believes it's a good place to make a fresh start with a new business venture. But she gets more than she bargained for when she finds a dead body on her property--and meets some of the inn's everlasting tenants in the form of ghosts who offer their otherworldly talents in order to help her solve the mystery...

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Halloween

Adeline J. Zimmerman

In this title, emergent readers are introduced to the celebrations, traditions, and symbols behind the Halloween holiday. Carefully crafted text with high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers, creating a fun first nonfiction reading experience. Halloween includes Tools for Teachers and Caregivers and a Let's Review! question and image, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Halloween is part of Jump!'s Holiday Fun! series.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Washington Irving

Collection of four stories of strange and unexplainable circumstances. A headless horseman haunts Sleep Hollow. At least that's the legend in the tiny village of Tarrytown. But scary stories won't stop the town's new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, from crossing through the Hollow, especially when the beautiful Katrina lives on the other side. Will Ichabod win over his beloved or discover that the legend of Sleepy Hollow is actually true? Also, Rip Van Winkle is surprised by what he sees and doesn't see after waking up from a long slumber; a young bride in The Specter Bridegroom might become a widow before the night is over; and the miser of The Devil and Tom Walker makes a deal he'll regret.

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A Halloween Scare in Oklahoma

Eric James

A fun and funny Halloween romp for children and parents alike!

It's Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?

This humorous, creative story is the perfect Halloween adventure for children and parents to share.

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Howloween Murder

Laurien Berenson

As the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, counts down to a spooky celebration on October 31st, a horrifying murder leaves Melanie Travis pawing for clues in a hair-raising game of trick-or-treat . . .

With just a few days left before Halloween, everyone at Howard Academy is anticipating the guaranteed sugar high they'll experience from gorging on Harriet Bloom's famous marshmallow puffs. The private school's annual costume party revolves around the headmaster's assistant and her seemingly supernatural batches of gooey goodies. So, it's a shock when Harriet's elderly neighbor is suddenly found dead with the beloved dessert in his hand. In a snap, police start questioning whether Harriet modified her top-secret recipe to include a hefty dose of lethal poison . . .

Melanie knows her tenured colleague would never intentionally serve cyanide-laced puffs to a defenseless old man. But as explosive neighborhood gossip reveals a potential culprit, it also brings her closer to sealing her own doom. Because on an evening ruled by masked revelers, bizarre getups, and hidden identities, Halloween might just be the perfect opportunity for a cold-hearted killer to get away with murder once again--this time sending a nosy, unsuspecting sleuth to an early grave!

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Pumpkins and Party Themes

Roxanne Rhoads

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through décor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let's get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!
 

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Chicken on a Broom

Adam Lehrhaupt

It’s time for a Halloween costume party with Zoey the chicken!

When everyone is getting ready for the Halloween costume party, Pip’s mask goes missing. It’s up to Zoey the brave chicken and her sidekick Sam to go looking for the missing mask in the spooky barn.

From the author-illustrator duo who brought you the hilarious picture books Chicken in Space and Chicken in School, as well as the I Can Reads Chicken in Mittens, Chicken on Vacation, and Chicken in Charge, this funny Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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Boston Scream Murder

G. Bolton

Halloween in the small town of Fallowbrook, Wisconsin, is the perfect season for Deputy Donut Caf owner Emily Westhill to unmask a killer.

October 31st is just around the corner and Emily Westhill's Boston cream donuts, carved with a scream, have made an indelible impression on local eccentric Rich Royalson. So much so that he's ordered three dozen, with twice the fudge icing, for his 70th birthday--a special event in more ways than one. It's to be held on fog-shrouded Lake Fleekom where, twenty years ago, his wife mysteriously drowned.

But the next day, when Emily arrives with her scrumptious screamers, she stumbles upon Rich's corpse. The poor guy wanted a unique birthday bash--just not one to the side of his skull. With a guest list of possible perpetrators, and his last will and testament suspiciously left at the scene, Emily soon discovers that the Royalson closet is rattling with skeletons. As the fog thickens, motives mount, and the tricks outnumber the treats, Emily fears that Rich may not be the last one in Fallowbrook to go out screaming.

Praise for Jealousy Filled Donuts

"Charming . . . Yummy donut recipes round out a whodunit (or is it a whodonut?) sure to please cozy fans."
--Publishers Weekly

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LEGO Halloween Ideas

Selina Wood

This fun collection of spooky LEGO Halloween decorations, tricks, and ghoulish games provides inspiration for models that the reader can build with their LEGO collection over the Halloween season and beyond.

Prepare for the Halloween season with this LEGO(R) build book that comes with more than 50 building ideas

Packed full of original, inspirational build ideas for LEGO(R) Halloween monsters, creepy decorations, and ghoulish games, LEGO(R) Halloween Ideas is perfect for LEGO fans and for those who love Halloween Building ideas include a wizard's house, a ghost train, a mad scientist's lab, and Halloween-themed LEGO building challenges suitable for the whole family, plus many more things to make and do. You won't run out of fun ideas for Halloween with this spooktacular book of LEGO builds.

50 Halloween-themed activities will keep kids enjoying themselves throughout the spooky season.

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Trick Or Treat on My Street

Eric James

Experience an unforgettable Halloween night as you watch a mysterious visitor travel through the places you know and love!

The full moon's out on Halloween.
The sky is starry bright.
Above the streets and houses
there appears an eerie light.

An unexpected visitor arrives in town!
But who is he? What is he?
And where did he come from?
Read on, if you dare!

The perfect start to a Halloween regional series that will have kids excited to trick or treat in their costumes and explore their own neighborhoods. Create your own classic spooky storytime by finding your state's Trick or Treat on My Streetnow!

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The Wicked Baker

Helena Garcia

#witchesofinstagram - here is the perfect book for your haunted kitchen!

Give your baking a wicked twist with eerily clever ideas for all manner of cakes, cookies, pastries, breads, desserts and even drinks to spook up your cooking repertoire and make Halloween an occasion to remember. Whether you're a curious witch, a Halloween fiend or you just want to add a creepy touch to your baking, Helena Garcia will give you all the inspiration you need.

Try her mummified eclairs, some cinnamon buns that look shockingly like brains, a batch of cookie bats, or a scarily impressive haunted tree cake and before you know it, every day will seem like Halloween. Helena wowed the Great British Bake Off judges and audience with her surprisingly ghoulish interpretations of the baking challenges and now, with her amazingly inventive recipes, you too can become the ghostess with the mostest.

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Monsterstreet #2: The Halloweeners

J. H. Reynolds

“Fast, funny, frightening—and filled with shocks and surprises. These books are my kind of fun. I want to live on Monsterstreet!” – R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series

Trick-or-treat turns to scare-or-scream in this second installment of Monsterstreet, the chilling middle grade series. When Fisher’s friends are transformed into their monstrous costumes on Halloween night, it’s up to him to save the town!

Halloween isn’t just Fisher’s favorite holiday—it’s his obsession. So when he’s invited to join the Halloweeners, he couldn’t be more thrilled. While trying to help them win the town’s annual trick-or-treating competition, the Halloweeners stumble upon a mysterious cauldron at an old haunted house. After eating the irresistible candy inside it, Fisher’s new friends are all transformed into the monsters of their costumes! Now it’s up to Fisher to help return his friends to their human forms by sunrise or else they’ll be doomed to remain monsters . . . forever.

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Last Licks

Cynthia Baxter

It's autumn in the Hudson Valley, and Kate McKay has some tricks up her sleeve for a deliciously spooky season at her Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe. But with a cold-blooded murderer thrown into the mix, the scares are about to become a little too real . . .

Kate receives the shock of a lifetime when she's blindsided by an offer she can't refuse. An assistant movie director desperately wants to shoot a key scene at Lickety Splits and she's willing to pay big bucks to sweeten the last-minute deal. All Kate has to do is tolerate a bustling film crew for a few hours and provide one important prop--a scoop of handmade ice cream . . .

But when up-and-coming actress Savannah Crane drops dead after spooning down some chocolate almond fudge, Kate's first taste of Hollywood might be her last. Someone poisoned the leading lady, and with Lickety Splits draped in yellow crime scene tape, detectives are ready to cast Kate as the leading suspect . . .

Determined to clear her name, Kate finds herself churning through a long list of unsavory characters to catch the real killer lurking around town. As she uncovers the truth about the jealous rivals and obsessive stalkers who haunted Savannah's life, Kate soon realizes that tangling with the late starlet's "fans" could make this her most terrifying fall yet . . .

Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!

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I Love My Fangs!

Kelly Leigh Miller

Is a vampire still a vampire if his fang is all wobbly? Find out in this funny and endearing spin on the classic first lost tooth story.

Young Dracula loves his fangs. They are pointy. They are sharp! They are a cherished family trait.

So one day, when a fang wiggles…and jiggles…and falls loose, Dracula doesn’t know what to do.

He tries pushing it back in. Then taping it. Then sticking it.

Because a vampire can’t have only one fang!…Right?

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Halloween Nation

Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

America's leading authority on Halloween presents interviews with spooky rock groups, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate it the way we do today.

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Murder in the Corn Maze

G. Mckevett

The roots of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency reach back to the 1980s in the little town of McGill, Georgia--where Stella Reid and her seven grandkids enjoy some spooky Halloween fun and stumble into murder . . .

Even if she has to stick to a budget, Stella Reid always makes holidays like Halloween memorable for twelve-year-old Savannah and the rest of her grandchildren. After joining trick-or-treating and the annual parade down Main Street, Granny Reid and the kids head to Judge Patterson's antebellum mansion, where a corn maze awaits. Most of the youngsters are too terrified to make it all the way to the middle. It's lucky for them, because when Savannah and Granny get there, it proves to be even scarier than they expected--half buried in the mud at the center of the maze lies a human skull.

The grisly discovery uncovers a mystery that stretches back decades--and seems to be related to the long-unsolved murder of Granny Reid's own part-Cherokee mother. After all this time, the culprit may be long gone . . . or still hiding among them. It'll be up to Granny to dig into this Southern town's history and a mess of old family secrets . . .

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We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt

Mary Wilcox

Best-selling illustrator Lynn Munsinger (Tacky the Penguin, What Mommies/Daddies Do Best) puts pumpkins and autumn center stage in this rollicking take on the classic song, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

A spooky nighttime hunt for the biggest pumpkin in town results in a fright but also a great adventure Laugh out loud at the sweet silliness and be heartened to know you might not be the only scaredy cat...er, mouse...in the pumpkin patch.
- PUMPKIN PACK: bonus downloadable kit includes printable activities for more coloring, counting, puzzles, patterns, and discovery fun!
- BASED ON A POPULAR FOLK SONG: The repeating, sing-song rhythm imparts an age-appropriate lesson of camaraderie and overcoming fears. A fun, simple story for the smallest listeners.
- SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING: The theme of courage will stand out in the array of Halloween books that are more focused on the holiday itself.
- HUMOROUS HALLOWEEN HOOK: The colorful trek through the neighborhood will please listeners eager for their own Halloween adventures.
- BELOVED ILLUSTRATOR: Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator of the bestselling Tacky the Penguin series and What Mommies/Daddies Do Best series. Her classic, charming art never goes out of style!

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Best of How to Haunt Your House

Shawn Mitchell

Ready for a haunting good time? Want to learn to make your own tombstones and cemetery, turn your child into a mummy, create Monster Mud, and more? You've come to the right place! When the living set out to haunt houses, they scream for a unique look and feel. They want to create a spooky memory for visitors coming to party or trick or treat. With a bit of theatrics and light--and layers and layers of homemade cobwebs--today's home haunters hunger to go beyond just setting out a jack-o'-lantern on Halloween. Now you can create an extreme cinematic experience with touch, sound, smells, and spooktacular sights that bring on the chills and screams at every turn. This frightening decorating guide provides inspiration and instruction on how to lift your coffin lid a little higher and transform your house and yard into the best haunted attraction in the neighborhood this Halloween season!

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The Scapegracers

Hannah Abigail Clarke

An outcast teenage lesbian witch finds her coven hidden amongst the popular girls in her school, and performs some seriously badass magic in the process.

Skulking near the bottom of West High’s social pyramid, Sideways Pike lurks under the bleachers doing magic tricks for Coke bottles. As a witch, lesbian, and lifelong outsider, she’s had a hard time making friends. But when the three most popular girls pay her $40 to cast a spell at their Halloween party, Sideways gets swept into a new clique. The unholy trinity are dangerous angels, sugar-coated rattlesnakes, and now–unbelievably–Sideways’ best friends.

Together, the four bond to form a ferocious and powerful coven. They plan parties, cast curses on dudebros, try to find Sideways a girlfriend, and elude the fundamentalist witch hunters hellbent on stealing their magic. But for Sideways, the hardest part is the whole ‘having friends’ thing. Who knew that balancing human interaction with supernatural peril could be so complicated?

Rich with the urgency of feral youth, The Scapegracers explores growing up and complex female friendship with all the rage of a teenage girl. It subverts the trope of competitive mean girls and instead portrays a mercilessly supportive clique of diverse and vivid characters. It is an atmospheric, voice-driven novel of the occult, and the first of a three-book series.

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The Wicked Hour

Alice Blanchard

From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars of her past must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be hiding amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour.

“Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm.”—Associated Press

“Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French."Booklist

The day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene—a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is.

As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror—a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other—and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago.

As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove inescapable.

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Tricky Treats

Vincent Amiel

Bats, blood, and baking, oh my! Enjoy more than 30 savory and sweet Halloween recipes inspired by your favorite spooky themes. 

Succumb to these yummy recipes perfect for October and year-round! Whether you want to enjoy a treat by yourself, or with your kids or guests, these frightfully fantastic meals will make boys and girls alike shiver... in anticipation! With pumpkins, spiders, and gore galore, create original recipes including:

  • Vampire Blood Popcorn
  • Spider Mini-Pizzas
  • Jack o' Lantern Pumpkin Pie
  • Hot Dog Fingers
  • Matcha Frankenstein Cake
  • Blueberry Muffin Mummies
  • Chocolate Witch’s Hats
  • And much more!

These treats can be enjoyed at any time of day or for any meal, and range from simple to sophisticated, perfect for any beginning or expert baker. With easy-to-follow instructions, entertaining tidbits, and beautiful photography, these delicacies will add a bit of spook to your party or get-together (or at your own dinner table). You’ll delight everyone’s taste buds when you cook and bake using Tricky Treats!

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Runaway Pumpkins

Teresa Bateman

A class trip to the pumpkin patch almost ends in disaster in this rollicking tale of resourcefulness and resilience.

The old adage of "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" is reborn with pumpkins! When a bumpy road and a faulty bus storage lock release a load of handpicked pumpkins back into the wild, the students on a field trip are left with a single pumpkin. Pluckily, they decide to take what they have and do what they can. Together they decorate the only surviving pumpkin for their harvest fair.

But good fortune comes knocking the next day when a group of kind neighbors arrives at the school. They found the smashed pumpkins and turned them into celebratory seasonal fare, perfect for sharing: yummy soup, cake, pie, and even fries!

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Halloween

Rachel Grack

For kids, Halloween is all about the fun of pretending to be someone or something else. Many dress up like a funny character, scary creature, or famous person. Then they parade themselves door-to-door to fill bags of candy. This book gathers the basic facts about Halloween for young readers to enjoy!

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The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Theater

Mike Berenstain

When Brother, Sister, and Honey need a summer job, they see that the old theater in town is hiring. The theater is dark and spooky, and full of strange things. What will they find?

Beginning readers will love this 32-page spooky tale starring their favorite family of bears.

The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Theater is a 32-page Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.

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A Season with the Witch

J. W. Ocker

"A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--forever changed the city's character and reputation in America. Salem has never left the shadow of those days but instead thrives as a haven of the bizarre and a modern outpost for the weird. Despite its year-round eldritch spirit, Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics. From these exchanges, he creates a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness. Experience the thrills (and chills) of Halloween through the eyes of a curious and adventurous outsider in the city that has defined this day for generations."--Back cover.

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Origami for Halloween

Robyn Hardyman

Even though for many kids Halloween is most associated with trick-or-treating, this holiday hasn't always been about candy! In fact, it's a very old holiday, and a lot of its traditions have lasted many years. Readers will enjoy learning about Halloween's roots while making origami projects to decorate for today's celebrations. A ghost, witch's hat, bat, and jack -o'-lantern are just some of the great paper-folding crafts readers can try by following clear, concise instructions. Full-color photographs guide them through each step and show off the spooky, completed origami!

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Pumpkin Heads

Wendell Minor

Halloween is time to pick pumpkins and carve them into pumpkin heads--jack-o'-lanterns of every shape and size!

Award-winning author and artist Wendell Minor uses simple language and striking autumn settings to celebrate jack-o'-lanterns in this reissue of a Halloween classic. The perfect holiday read aloud, Pumpkin Heads takes readers and trick-or-treaters from the pumpkin patch for picking, all the way home for carving, and gets everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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Spooktacular Halloween Quilting

Annie's

Spooktacular Halloween Quilting is a unique collection of 10 patterns for decorating your home for Halloween. There's everything from table toppers to bed quilts. Each project was designed by one of our many talented designers especially just for you. There's something for every quilter, beginner to intermediate in skill level and everything from fast and easy to challenging.

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The Halloween Moon

Joseph Fink

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.

Esther Gold loves Halloween more than anything in the world. So she is determined to go trick-or-treating again this year despite the fact that her parents think she is officially too old. Esther has it all planned out, from her costume to her candy-collecting strategy. But when the night rolls around, something feels . . . off.

No one is answering their door. The moon is an unnatural shade of orange. Strange children wander the streets, wearing creepy costumes that might not be costumes at all. And it seems like the only people besides Esther who are awake to see it all are her best friend, her school bully, and her grown-up next-door neighbor.

Together, this unlikely crew must find a way to lift the curse that has been placed upon their small town before it's too late. Because someone is out to make sure Halloween never comes to an end. And even Esther doesn't want to be trapped in this night forever.

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Dino-Zombies!

Rick Chrustowski

Celebrate Halloween with the dino-zombies as they stomp and chomp through the streets on their quest for candy!

In this rhyming story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!


Dino-zombies--that's right, real dinosaur zombies--are on the hunt. But don't worry, there's no need to be scared. Just join the creepy crew as they trick-or-treat to collect and consume all the candy they can!

Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

Donna Kauffman

Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o'-lanterns ... and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment.

Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost--they're all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where adults and children alike dress in costume to celebrate Moonbright's favorite holiday. And no place has more seasonal spirit than Bellaluna's Bakeshop, a family business steeped in traditional recipes, welcoming warmth--and, legend has it, truly spellbinding, heart-melting treats ...

Between good-natured Halloween tricks, frothy pumpkin lattes, and some very special baked goods, for three Moonbright residents looking for love--whether they know it or not--the spookiest thing will be how magical romance can suddenly be ...

PRAISE FOR THE COTTAGE ON PUMPKIN AND VINE

"This wonderful, well-written collection calls to mind brisk autumn nights cuddled with a loved one."
--Publishers Weekly

"This diverse trio of stories bring three couples to love with a charming, slightly sexy Halloween flair ... Sassy, funny, and dusted with magic."
--Library Journal


"Delightful and spicy. . . . With humor and a little mysticism thrown in, each story winds its way to a happy ever after. Every pairing comes to fruition in a unique way."
--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars


Includes cookie recipes!

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Trick Or Treat, Crankenstein

Samantha Berger

This year, Crankenstein's favorite day of all has gone rotten! Creepy-cool costumes, super-scary jack-o'-lanterns, and wicked loads of candy have been RUINED by costume disasters, pumpkin-carving nightmares, and a terribly untimely toothache! MEHHRRRR!!! Can Halloween be saved, or will today turn into the crankiest Halloween in history?Whether readers are being introduced to the character of Crankenstein for the first time or they're already fans of the hilarious first two titles by Samantha Berger and bestselling, Caldecott-winning artist Dan Santat, even the grumpiest kiddos will cheerfully gobble up a bucket full of delicious laughs in this follow-up to Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine.

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Weird But True Halloween

Julie Beer

The wildly popular Weird But True line is all dressed up for Halloween with 300 all-new spooky facts about candy, costumes, pumpkin carving, and more

Calling all boys and ghouls: You're in for a treat of freaky facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about one of our favorite holidays Did you know that there is an underwater pumpkin carving contest? Or that the U.S. Defense Department has a zombie apocalypse plan? Maybe you'd be amazed to discover that there are more Halloween emojis than there are U.S. states? It's all weird--and it's all true--in this latest and greatest edition, packed with hilarious and terrifying tidbits on Halloween

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The Horrifyingly Haunted Hack-A-Ween (the Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV: Comic Reader)

Meredith Rusu

Captain Underpants's spookiest -- and stretchiest -- adventure yet

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back in a new Halloween adventure Piqua's biggest pranksters are getting ready for the best holiday ever -- Halloween, of course. But their dreams of costumes, candy, and haunted houses go down the drain when Mr. Krupp and Melvin start a campaign to make Halloween illegal

That's when George and Harold come up with HACK-A-WEEN, a totally legal spin-off of Halloween. But will disguises, hack-o'-lanterns, and sneak or snacking fill the pumpkin-shaped holes in their lives? Find out in this comic reader based on the "Hack-A-Ween" episode of the hit Netflix show.

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Death of a Pumpkin Carver

Lee Hollis

For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats--until a killer crashes the party...

This Halloween, Hayley can't imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley's determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he's in financial trouble--again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny's moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery--and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else--including her--ends up in the graveyard...

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

Praise for Death of a Cupcake Queen

"The real treat is the author's skill at writing witty, light-hearted humor, which makes this series truly shine."--RT Book Reviews

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Spooky Food

Cayla Gallagher

80 sweet and savory recipes for any Halloween lover to bake if you dare! Whether you're looking for cute and classic or ghoulish and gory, this book spans the spooky spectrum and has you covered for the entire season.

From the very first crisp day of fall, our attention eagerly turns to one of the most beloved times of the year—sweater weather, leaf peeping, and yes, pumpkin spice! But autumn baking takes the cake. 

Here esteemed author Cayla, known for turning everyday recipes into colorful, eye-catching treats, features tons of different techniques, allowing both beginners and baking experts to hone their skills this holiday season. Invite some friends over to enjoy some Caramel Apple Cake Pops, decorate a Candy Corn Cake, snack on some Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread, and whip up a batch of Glow-in-the-Dark Witch's Brew!

Complete with all the classic flavors of fall, recipes include:
 

  • Chocolate pumpkin cupcakes
  • Poison apple cake
  • Marshmallow cobweb cake
  • Voodoo doll brownies
  • Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers
  • Butcher's knife mug topper cookie
  • Skull calzones
  • Bleeding heart panna cotta 
  • Cauldron hot chocolate
  • Glowing ghost cake
  • So many more!
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The Skeleton Haunts a House

Leigh Perry

Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow...

What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton's chest cavity than Halloween? And when you're a living skeleton who's not supposed to be seen outside the house, it's a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That's why Sid doesn't mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery's Velma to the Halloween Howl.

Sid can't wait to go through the Haunted House--but he gets rattled for real when a genuine dead body is discovered. Trapped inside as the police quickly seal off the crime scene, Sid makes no bones about dropping the dog suit and posing as an actual skeleton. This murder is a skull-scratcher, but as long as Sid is on the inside, he might as well case the joint to figure out who used the cover of darkness to commit the perfect crime...

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Halloween Is Coming!

Cal Everett

A fun, rhyming read-aloud Halloween picture book that starts a new holiday tradition. Perfect for kids 4-8 or any young child wanting to celebrate the spookiest season of the year!

Marching in the school parade
in frightening costumes that we've made;
Look around, the signs are clear,
Halloween is getting near!

Halloween is Comingis a lyrical celebration of the building excitement that children--and adults!--feel as the magical and mysterious night of Halloween approaches.

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