Halloween

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Halloween (October 31, 2015)

Little Ones

Scarecrow Magic

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By Ed Masessa, Illustrated by Matt Myers
Orchard Books

  • July 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 3–5

Scarecrow Magic is a rolling, rollicking, rhyming tale of the mystical powers of a full moon and how it affects a humble-seeming farm dweller. This scarecrow may look like he’s nothing more than a sack of hay during the day, but he comes to life on moonlit nights, joining a cast of nocturnal creatures and creepy crawlies! But as the sun begins to rise, the scarecrow and his fiendish friends must go back to their daytime lives, and they sadly say goodbye, hoping that their next fun “night out” will be coming soon.



Jampires

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By Sarah McIntyre, Illustrated by David O'Connell
David Fickling Books

  • July 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 3–5

Who are the culprits behind a rash of sweets robberies? Sam gets a big surprise when he sets a trap for the nocturnal no-goodniks in the playful new picture book Jampires. The title creatures fly around at night like their scary vampire cousins, but instead of munching on people, Jampires are friendly beasts whose love of treats leads to trouble. Once Sam realizes that the Jampires are actually lost, he joins them on a quest to get back to their magical home, where cookies literally grow on trees.



Believe It Or Not, My Brother Has a Monster!

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By Kenn Nesbitt, Illustrated by David Slonim
Cartwheel Books

  • July 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 5–7

Uh-oh, this boy’s older brother is up to something...he’s found a monster, and he’s brought him home! Now he’s trying to sneak in even more terrifying creatures. What’s going to happen when his parents find out? From one scary monster to 10 disgusting slugs and everything in between, this spooky rhyming story is chock-full of creepy crawlies...and one nervous little brother! "Believe It or Not, My Brother Has a Monster!" is a hilarious, side-splitting cumulative story with a monster twist of an ending from the minds of children’s poet laureate Kenn Nesbitt and illustrator David Slonim. 



Ten Flying Brooms

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By Ilanit Oliver, Illustrated by Kyle Poling
Cartwheel Books

  • July 2015
  • $3.99
  • Ages 3–5

Ten broomsticks are missing their witches, oh no! Can the brooms find them all in and around a spooky old house before the clock strikes midnight? A rhyming, high-flying counting story featuring all your favorite Halloween creatures.



Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party!

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By Cynthia Lord, Illustrated by Derek Anderson
Scholastic Press

  • August 2015
  • $3.99
  • Ages 4–8

The early reader series from the dynamic duo of Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson now features Hot Rod Hamster in his spookiest adventure yet! It's Halloween and Hot Rod Hamster is going to a party! But first, he must come up with a costume that's fun and spooky enough to win the contest. Can you help him?



Guess Who?

By Jannie Ho
Cartwheel Books

  • July 2013
  • $7.99
  • Ages 2-4

Cackle like a witch, buzz like a robot, and let your imagination run wild with this fantastic novelty book that transforms into six different masks! Includes die-cut eye holes, easy-to-grip handles, and, best of all, creative pop-ups on each spread that really bring the characters to life.



My Pumpkin

By Lily Karr, Illustrated by Doreen Muryan Marts
Cartwheel Books

  • June 24, 2014
  • $4.99
  • Ages 2-4

This pumpkin-shaped board book with a shiny, full-foil cover is the perfect treat for your little trick-or-treater. Join one adorable monster as he picks out the best pumpkin to make a most spectacular jack-o’-lantern. A hauntingly sweet introduction to the most popular Halloween and autumn traditions.



Horns, Tails, Spikes, and Claws

By J. Elizabeth Mills, Illustrated by Jef Czekaj
Cartwheel Books

  • July 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 3-5

HORNS, TAILS, SPIKES, AND CLAWS is a mix-and-match board book of monstrous proportions! Building off of the well-known song Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, this book explores all sorts of different monsters from top to bottom (and horns and claws and fangs and wings). With die-cut pages throughout, readers can flip and mix monsters to create their ideal creature!



Spooky Friends

By Jane Feder, Illustrated by Julie Downing
Scholastic Press

  • August 2013
  • $3.99
  • Ages 5-8

Can a vampire and a mummy learn to share? Scarlet is a feisty little Vampire, and her best friend, Igor, is a roly-poly little Mummy. Together, they star in three humorous, heartwarming stories about two friends who never agree on anything. That is--until they discover different ideas can become even better ideas when they cooperate!



Middle Grade

The House on Stone's Throw Island

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By Dan Poblocki
Scholastic Press

  • September 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 10–14

Author of spine-tingling suspense stories Dan Poblocki is back with a new spooky ghost tale in The House on Stone’s Throw Island, where the ghosts of the past are restless. Josie Sandoval and Eli Barker are strangers when they board the ferry to Stone’s Throw, traveling to the isolated island for a wedding. Then an immense storm blows in, and the wedding party is left stranded with no way to contact the mainland...and no idea that they have been targeted for revenge from beyond the grave.



It Came From Ohio!: My Life As a Writer

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By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • May 2015
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8–12

All of your questions about your favorite bestselling author are answered in this STINE-TINGLING life story! For the first time ever, R.L. Stine reveals what he was like when he was YOUR age—and what his scary life is like today! Revised and updated just in time for the Goosebumps movie, premiering October 16, 2015.



Slappy's Tales of Horror

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By R.L. Stine, Illustrated by Dave Roman, Gabriel Hernandez, Ted Naifeh & Jamie Tolagson
Graphix

  • September 2015
  • $12.99
  • Ages 8–12

Four Goosebumps Graphix tales by master of horror R.L. Stine are adapted into full-color comics and feature a brand-new Slappy story by bestselling author, Dave Roman. The talented Dave Roman creates the horrifying drawings for "The Night of the Living Dummy," the origin story about that most evil of all ventriloquist dummies, Slappy!

In "A Shocker on Shock Street," Jamie Tolagson captures the chilling tale of a brother and sister doing their dream job: testing rides in a movie studio theme park, where the special effects are REALLY special.

With his shadowy illustrations, Gabriel Hernandez creates the perfect atmosphere in "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp," a spooky story about a boy and his dog who go sniffing around in a lonely swamp...and wish they hadn't.

Ted Naifeh is at his creepy best in "Ghost Beach," a scary ghost story about a brother and sister who investigate a local legend and discover a terrible secret about their family.



Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Inc.

  • October 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8–12

Jay Gardner is a mischievous kid who can't stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, Jay gets in so much trouble, his family is forced to move. The new neighborhood offers Jay a chance at a fresh start. But there's something odd about Jay's new town. Why does everyone have lawn gnomes in front of their homes? And why is everyone afraid to go outside at night? The lawn gnomes don't come to life at night-do they? Jay is about to learn that mischief can quickly turn to horror.

Also available: Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son of Slappy/January 2013/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #3: How I Met My Monster/April 2013/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #4: Frankenstein's Dog/August 2013/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now/October 2013/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #6: Creature Teacher: The Final Exam/March 2014/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #7: A Nightmare on Clown Street/March 2015/$6.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #8: Night of the Puppet People/October 2015/$6.99/Ages 8–12



Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #1: Zombie Halloween

By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • July 2014
  • $7.99
  • Ages 8–12

It seems like everyone at Kenny Abbott’s new school is going zombie crazy. Kenny’s new friend Alec is the most obsessed of all—he believes zombies are real and manages to convince Kenny to join him on a zombie patrol. Tricia, Kenny’s twin sister, thinks the zombie thing is stupid, but she thinks Alec is cute so she hangs around whenever he comes over.

Alec is convinced that the big house on the hill near Kenny’s house is filled with zombies. Even Kenny doesn’t believe that—until he sees three coffins being delivered to the house. There’s got to be an explanation. The kids never see anyone go into or out of the house—just one light shines in the upstairs window. Alec convinces Kenny that they can get a close look at the house on Halloween when they go trick-or-treating. That's when they find out who the REAL zombies are!

Also available: Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #2: The 12 Screams of Christmas/October 2014/$7.99/Ages 8–12

Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #3: Trick or Trap/August 2015/$7.99/Ages 8–12



Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive!

By Jack Chabert, Illustrated by Sam Ricks
Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2014
  • $4.99
  • Ages 6–8

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!

Also available: Eerie Elementary #2: The Locker Ate Lucy!/September 2014/$4.99/Ages 6–8



Creepella von Cracklefur: A Suitcase Full of Ghosts

By Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic Inc

  • August 2015
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7–10

Breakout star Creepella von Cacklefur is back in another fur-raising adventure!

Creepella is about to interview the famouse Hector Spector, who has come to Mysterious Valley with his Galloping Ghost Circus. But before she can, she has a mystery on her paws—someone is playing tricks and making messes all over Cacklefur Castle! Can she put a stop to these ghastly gags?



Geronimo Stilton: This Hotel is Haunted!

By Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7-10

My good friend Hercule Poirat and I were called to investigate mysterious events in the famouse Grand Hotel in New Mouse City. There was a ghost haunting the hotel and scaring guests. It was wearing armor and carrying a ball and chain. I know that ghosts don't exist, but this was pretty spooky. Would Poirat and I be able to solve this spine-tingling mystery?



Teens/Tweens

Shadow of the Wolf

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By Tim Hall
David Fickling Books

  • June 2015
  • $18.99
  • Ages 14 and up

Tim Hall pens a powerful and gripping debut in Shadow of the Wolf; the first in an exciting new trilogy that is a fantastical, daring and entirely original take on the Robin Hood legend.

 

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of young Robin's family. He grows up wild, his only friend the headstrong daughter of the aristocrat Delbosque family: Marian. Robin and Marian are more than friends; they're soul mates. Their bond is pushed to the limit when Marian is captured and locked up by the Sheriff, a powerful and fearsome man who feeds his horses on human flesh, and rides under the blazon of the wolf. Rescuing Marian will have severe consequences, and Robin must learn the ways of the forest to ensure they both survive.

 



The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

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By Katie Alender
Point

  • September 2015
  • $18.99
  • Ages 12 and up

Master of suspense Katie Alender, author of "Marie Antionette, Serial Killer" and "Famous Last Words," intertwines ghosts, secrets and the true meaning of madness in "The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall," her terrifying but thrilling new novel.

Delia’s new house used to be an insane asylum, a place to lock up “troubled” young women long ago. A restless, wicked spirit is still at play—and it doesn't want defiant girls like Delia to go anywhere. So the house kills her. Now Delia is a ghost, trapped in her creepy home forever. As she meets the other ghost girls and the handsome ghost boy on the grounds, she learns shocking truths about the house's history. Delia also realizes that her alive and grieving sister might be the house's next target.



 

Thirteen Chairs

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By Dave Shelton
David Fickling Books

  • August 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 12 and up

Thirteen Chairs is a unique take on the ghost story genre, weaving the collected tales into a narrative about pain, death, and what comes next.

Thirteen Chairs begins on with teenager Jack all alone, in a creepy house. He is reaching for the doorknob to a room he has never seen before. Is he brave enough to open the door? Jack’s curiosity gets the best of him and so he finds himself facing a table lit by candles, around which twelve unusual strangers sit. Twelve strangers, but thirteen chairs. As Jack joins the weird companions, they begin to tell freaky stories laced with malevolent spirits, doom, and revenge. And as he listens, Jack realizes he has come here with a story of his own, one he feels compelled tell. But will readers be brave enough to read all the way to the end?