CRRL Kids: Spooky Stories

Big Pumpkin
Big Pumpkin By Silverman, Erica Book Plus CD - 1998 FICTION Sil Available in some locations

Annotation:Friendly creatures of the night-- ghost, vampire, mummy and bat, try to help a witch harvest a huge pumpkin to make a delicious pie. Much repetition to charm preschoolers and kindergartners.

Bunnicula A Rabbit-tale Of Mystery By Howe, Deborah Paperback - 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Harold the Dog and Chester the Cat are convinced that the new, fluffy creature who's come to live at their house is really a vampire! First of a series.

Celie and the Harvest Fiddler
Celie and the Harvest Fiddler By Flournoy, Valerie Book - 1995 FICTION Flo Available in some locations

Annotation:With a bit of supernatural help, 19th-century girl Celie tries to win the costume contest at the All Hallow's Eve dance. Beautifully illustrated and just a bit spooky.

Cinderella Skeleton
Cinderella Skeleton By San Souci, Robert D. Book - 2000 FICTION San Available in some locations

Annotation:Poor Cinderella Skeleton! Her stepsisters keep her cleaning the mausoleum from dusk until dawn when she so wants to go to Prince Charnel's ball. Elaborate and eerie illustrations throughout.

The Ghost Witch
The Ghost Witch By Wright, Betty Ren Book - 1993 FICTION Wri Available in some locations

Annotation:Jenny and her mother inherited a wonderful old house. There's just one catch-- it's haunted by the Witch of Willowby Lane.

Halloween Pie
Halloween Pie By Tunnell, Michael O. Book - 1999 FICTION Tun Available in some locations

Annotation:"Give me some pie!" Everyone wants a slice of Old Witch's delicious pumpkin pie. Is her spell of protection enough to ward off an eager bunch of monsters?

The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree By Bradbury, Ray Paperback - 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud teaches a group of boys the history of Halloween while they desperately search for their missing friend on a Halloween filled with magic and suspense.

Hubknuckles By Herman, Emily Book - 1985 FICTION Her Available in some locations

Annotation:Lee surprises her family when she tries to discover if Hubknuckles, the family ghost, is real.

The Monster's Ring
The Monster's Ring By Coville, Bruce Audiobook CD - 2002 FICTION Cov Available in some locations

Annotation:On Halloween night, a magic ring can help an ordinary boy face a school bully, if he dares to pay the price.

The Mystery of the Flying Orange Pumpkin
The Mystery of the Flying Orange Pumpkin By Kellogg, Steven Book - 1980 FICTION KE Available in some locations

Annotation:The kids have been growing a special pumpkin all year. What will become of the neighborhood pumpkin patch now that the garden has a new owner?

Nate The Great And The Halloween Hunt
Nate The Great And The Halloween Hunt By Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman Paperback - 1990 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rosamond's cat, Little Hex, is missing! Can her friend, Nate the Great, help find him on a spooky Halloween night?

A Newbery Halloween
A Newbery Halloween Thirteen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-winning Authors Book - 1993 FICTION New Available in some locations

Annotation:Don't have time for a whole Halloween book? Enjoy spooky and fun short stories from wonderful writers one at a time.

Night of the Living Dust Bunnies
Night of the Living Dust Bunnies By Craddock, Erik Book - 2011 741.597 Cr Available in some locations

Annotation:Stone Rabbit hasn't been doing his house-cleaning in a long, long time--so long, in fact, that the dust bunnies have come alive--and, they're evil! and taking over the town. One in a funny series of graphic novels.

Real Mummies Don't Bleed
Real Mummies Don't Bleed Friendly Tales for October Nights By Whitcher, Susan Book - 1993 FICTION Whi Available in some locations

Annotation:Lauren thinks she so smart. She painted stupid blood on her mummy outfit and won the costume contest. Rachel's sarcophagus costume is better; its magic carries the girls back in time for a chilling Egyptian adventure. Five stories in all.

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man By Van Draanen, Wendelin Book - 1998 FICTION Van Available in some locations

Annotation:On Halloween, Sammy and her friends stop a mugging and a burglary by someone dressed in skeleton costume. With the help of her friends and a police officer, Sammy is able to solve the puzzle of the thief's identity.

Scary, Scary Halloween
Scary, Scary Halloween By Bunting, Eve Book - 1986 FICTION Bun Available in some locations

Annotation:The bright eyes of a mama cat and her kittens peer from the darkness, watching the parade of trick-or-treaters.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark By Schwartz, Alvin Book - 1981 398.25 Sc Available in some locations

Annotation:These traditional ghost stories are truly scary and not for the faint of heart. There are several more books in this popular series.

Sleepy Hollow Sleepover
Sleepy Hollow Sleepover By Roy, Ron Book - 2010 FICTION Roy Available in some locations

Annotation:Three friends find out that there are still plenty of spooky happenings in Sleepy Hollow--including that famous headless horseman.

The Spooky Halloween Party
The Spooky Halloween Party By Prager, Annabelle Book - 1989 FICTION Pra Available in some locations

Annotation:Nicky, the new kid in town, is throwing a very scary Halloween party. Albert says he's not afraid of anything, but he changes his mind when he meets some of the other guests at the party. Step Into Reading series, Step 2.

The Teacher From The Black Lagoon
The Teacher From The Black Lagoon By Thaler, Mike Paperback - 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:On the first day of school, a young boy expects the worst when he discovers that his new teacher is the "monster," Mrs. Green.

Tell Me A Scary Story -- but Not Too Scary!
Tell Me A Scary Story -- but Not Too Scary! By Reiner, Carl Book Plus CD - 2003 FICTION Rei Available in some locations

Annotation:A wonderful, spooky story told by the very engaging Carl Reiner. Includes a CD of the author reading the book.

When the Goblins Came Knocking
When the Goblins Came Knocking By Hines, Anna Grossnickle Book - 1995 FICTION Hin Available in some locations

Annotation:Trick-or-treating wasn't much fun for a young boy last year because of all the scary costumes. But this year will be different. He is old enough to join in the fun and be a little scary himself.

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