Halloween

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Halloween (October 31, 2016)

Little Ones

You Are My Pumpkin

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By Joyce Wan
Cartwheel Books

  • June 28, 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 3 and Under

 

Fall in love with a happy pumpkin, sweet little candy corn, a giggly ghost, and more spookily adorable friends you won't be able to resist!

From the adorable mind of Joyce Wan comes a Halloween-themed board book filled with animals and images associated with the holiday -- in Joyce's unique, signature style!

This sweetly spooky board book includes Joyce's iconic bold lines, glitter, and embossing on the cover as well as an irresistible cast of chubby, happy characters, such as candy corn, a messy monster, a tickly spider, and more. And at the end of the story you can't help but repeat "Baby, I'm just batty for you!" to your own happy little pumpkin!

 



Happy Halloween, Stinky Face

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By Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Cyd Moore
Scholastic Inc.

  • June 28, 2016
  • $3.99
  • Ages 3-5

 

Stinky Face can't wait for this Halloween adventure!

Stinky Face is getting ready for Halloween when he has a question--which of course Mama knows the perfect answer to! Even though Stinky Face can think of a million things that could go wrong while trick-or-treating, Mama knows that no matter what happens, he's going to have the best night ever. That is if he can settle on a costume!

A funny, Halloween adventure perfect for trick-or-treaters everywhere!

 



This Is the House That Monsters Built

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By Steve Metzger, Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
Cartwheel Books

  • June 28, 2016
  • $9.99
  • Ages 3-5

 

This spooky spoof on "This Is the House That Jack Built" is perfect Halloween fun!

This is the skeleton who nailed down the floor,
That upset the werewolf who put in a door,
That stopped the spider who started to crawl,
That shocked the mummy who raised the wall,
Inside the house that monsters built.

This Is the House That Monsters Built uses the building verse characteristic of the original nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built." A vampire, a ghost, a zombie, a mummy, and more all contribute to the spooky fun in the house that monsters built.

Young children will love the zany artwork featuring all the different monsters from bestselling illustrator Jared Lee!

 



Ten Flying Brooms

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.

 



Scarecrow Magic

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.

 

 



Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party!

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?

 

 



 

Believe It Or Not, My Brother Has a Monster!

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. 

 



Tony Baloney Yo Ho Ho, Halloween!

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By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Scholastic Press

  • June 28, 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 5-7

 

The fourth Tony Baloney beginning reader is a treat, filled with all the humor and heart that have come to define this lovable character and series.

Halloween is coming! This year, Tony Baloney wants to stand out in the crowd at the school Halloween parade. But can he keep his costume intact until the day of the parade?

This hilarious story is great fun for anyone who's ever come up with a brilliant plan that doesn't go quite the way they envisioned. Readers will delight in a treat ending -- the Baloneys have a few tricks up their sleeves!

 



Middle Grade

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?

 



Ghosts

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By Raina Telgemeier
Scholastic Press

  • September 13, 2016
  • $24.99
  • Ages 8-12

 

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters!

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

 



The Gathering (Shadow House, Book 1)

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By Dan Poblocki
Scholastic Press

  • August 30, 2016
  • $12.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

You don't just read this ghost story. You step into it.

Some houses are more than just haunted . . . they're hungry.

Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House.

Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing--and nobody--can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear.

And the way out?

That's disappeared, too. . . .

Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare.

Don't just read about Shadow House--explore its haunted depths with the free app!

 



Goosebumps Most Wanted #10: Lizard of Oz

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By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 27, 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

The infamous Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you!

Kate Orton loves animals, especially unusual ones. So when she sees a pop-up ad on her computer for an amazing lizard from Australia, she has to have it. The ad says the lizard is actually a kind of chameleon-it can change its color to blend in with its surroundings. But what makes this lizard really strange is that it's a copycat-the ad says it can even change its shape.

Kate's parents don't believe all the claims in the ad, but they tell her to go ahead and order it. They tell her not to be disappointed if it's just a plain old lizard. After anxiously checking the mail every day for two weeks, the package finally arrives from Australia. Kate can't wait to open it. But when she does-there's no lizard inside. Instead, she finds an egg with a warning:

You MUST let the egg hatch by itself. Do NOT hurry it and do NOT open the egg early-no matter how much noise it makes.

 



Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #4:The Haunter

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By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • June 28, 2016
  • $7.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

The infamous Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. Just in time for Halloween, a super special edition!

Sammy Baker, twelve, is a quiet kid who wishes he wasn't so shy and timid. He is frightened but eager to prove he can be brave. On Halloween night, he follows his friends to the Barlow House, an abandoned mansion on the edge of the woods. It's rumored a whole family died in the house many years before, and everyone knows there are ghosts there.

Just past midnight, he feels a cold tingle at the back of his neck. The cold seeps down, a heavy chill he has never felt before. Soon, his whole head feels like a block of ice. He's about to scream -- but the cold feeling vanishes. He realizes the others are watching him -- because he's panting so frantically.

Sammy doesn't realize that his body has been invaded by a ghost known as The Haunter. The Haunter takes over Sammy's brain and gives him instructions that he has to obey. But The Haunter's commands become more and more dangerous. And then life-threatening. And to his horror, Sammy realizes The Haunter's goal -- to turn Sammy into a ghost, too!

 



Young Adult

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes

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By Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
Scholastic Inc

  • September 27, 2016
  • $9.99
  • Ages 12 and Up

 

Ten years after the horrific murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza that ripped their town apart, Charlie, whose father owned the restaurant, and her childhood friends reunite on the anniversary of the tragedy and find themselves at the old pizza place which had been locked up and abandoned for years. After they discover a way inside, they realize that things are not as they used to be. The four adult-sized animatronic mascots that once entertained patrons have changed. They now have a dark secret . . . and a murderous agenda.

 



A Taste For Monsters

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By Matthew J. Kirby
Scholastic Press

  • September 27, 2016
  • $18.99
  • Ages 12 and up

 

The mesmerizing story of a young woman in Victorian London, who, haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, is set on a terrifying path to salvation.

The real monsters are men. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain.

When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares.