Halloween

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Halloween (October 31, 2014)

Little Ones

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

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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.



Alex Toys: Moody Monsters
By Jenne Simon

Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2012
  • $10.99
  • Ages 3-5

Scared Sam is moving into Moody Monster Manor and he's worried about everything including if the other monsters will be nice and what his bedroom will be like. As Sam explores the house, he meets Happy Harry, Confused Carl, Tired Tilly, Hungry Hank, Love Lulu, and more. As he gets to know each of the monsters, some of his fears are calmed. In the end, Sam's new friends help him realize that no matter how you're feeling, you're always welcome at Moody Monster Manor. The fun doesn't end when you finish this book. There's a pocket on the inside back cover with 65 stickers, paper finger puppets, and a fold out play theater. Includes a storybook, paper finger puppets, a theatrical play scene, and stickers.



The Hallo-Wiener

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By Dav Pilkey
Scholastic Inc.
June 24, 2014/$6.99/Ages 3-5
Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero—proving that a little wiener can be a real winner.



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!


 

It's Halloween Night

By Jennifer Barrett O’Connell, Illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris

Cartwheel Books

  • July 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 3-5

Before Halloween night begins, everyone should have their costumes ready. Join a creative group of trick-or-treaters as they give each other hints about what they'll be for Halloween.

This delightful story written by the best-selling author of Ten Timid Ghosts, Jennifer O'Connell, and illustratred by the best-selling creator of May I Please Have a Cookie, Jennifer E. Morris, has the makings of a Halloween classic.



Lalaloopsy: Halloween Surprise

By Lauren Cecil, Illustrated by Jason Fruchter
Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2012
  • $4.99
  • Ages 4-8

Patch Treasurechest has planned a spooky Halloween scavenger hunt for all his friends. As the girls solve each riddle and get new clues, they get closer and closer to a very special Halloween party.



Monster Mash

By David Catrow
Orchard Books

  • July 2012
  • $16.99
  • Ages 4-8

The "Monster Mash" gets Wolf Man, zombies, and other monsters to dance and party in this catchy, classic song. Dracula rises out of his coffin, vampires feast in the master bedroom, and the ghouls get a jolt from Boris's electrodes. This "graveyard smash" caught on in a flash, and it became the hit of the land. The song, written in 1962 by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Lenny Capizzi, has gone on to sell over 4 million copies. Fifty years later, David Catrow takes it to new heights as a picture book, with his fun and wacky illustrations that are sure to get kids singing and "mashing" along.



Skeleton Cat

By Kristyn Crow, Illustrated by Dan Krall
Scholastic Press

  • July 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 4-8

After nine lives, Skeleton Cat is back for his tenth. And he has big dreams: to be a drummer. So he rattles and shakes his way through town to find the perfect band. And this phantom cat cause quite a hilarious scene. Kristyn Crow's punchy beat, rollicking action, and clever rhyme paired with Dan Krall's ghoulishly charming art makes Skeleton Cat a perfect, catchy read-aloud for all ages.



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

Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive!

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By Jack Chabert
Branches
June 24, 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.



Creepella von Cracklefur: Return of the Vampire

By Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic Inc

  • August 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7-10

Creepella von Cacklefur returns in another eerily fun tale. When a mysterious old friend of Grandpa Frankenstein shows up one night, he sweeps the von Cacklefur family into a vampire-filled adventure.



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?



3-D Chillers: Vampires, Zombies, and Werewolves

By Deborah Kespert
Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2012
  • $7.99
  • Ages 8-12

Slip on the 3-D glasses and prepare yourself to be spooked like never before. With 3-D Chillers, you'll learn everything you've ever wanted to know about vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other beasts as they jump right off of the page. Includes 3-D glasses in a pocket on the inside front cover.



The Doll Graveyard

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By Lois Ruby
Scholastic Paperbacks
June 24, 2014/$6.99/Ages 8-12
Shelby Tate isn’t happy about having to move to Thornewood Manor. But then she discovers a doll cemetery in the backyard of her new house, and soon she’s finding out all sorts of things about the dolls, their mysterious powers, and the girl who once owned them. If Shelby can put the doll’s souls to rest, she and her family might actually have a chance to be happy at Thornewood. But if she can’t...the dolls will have their revenge.



Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask

By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Inc.

  • July 2012
  • $15.99
  • Ages 8-12

From horror master R.L. Stine come two new chilling stories in one spooky standalone: The Haunted Mask has returned and is determined to make this the worst night of your life. Where's the last place you would want to get stuck? A haunted pumpkin patch where the jack o'lanterns are after you!



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/July 30, 2013/$6.99/Ages 8-12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now/September 24, 2013/$6.99/Ages 8-12

Goosebumps Most Wanted #6: Creature Teacher: The Final Exam/February 25, 2014/$6.99/Ages 8-12



Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #1: Zombie Halloween

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By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • June 24, 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!



Graveyard Shift

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By Chris Westwood
Scholastic Press

  • April 29, 2014
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8-12

When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr. October in London’s Highgate Cemetery, he has no idea what a strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take. But he soon discovers that Mr. October works for the Ministry of Pandemonium, a secret organization responsible for guiding the spirits of the dead to the afterlife. And Mr. October wants Ben to be his new recruit. It’s not a typical after-school job, but Ben embraces it. Visiting the crime scenes and accident sites and the solemn hospital corridors where lost souls wander, Ben’s eyes are opened to a world of magic and wonder. But his eyes open on horror, too. Because the Ministry is not the only group interested in tracking down lost souls. The ghouls and demons known the Lords of Sundown are harvesting souls for their own sinister purpose. And they don’t look kindly on those who stand in their way…



 

The Ghost of Graylock

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By Dan Poblocki

Scholastic Press

  • June 24, 2014
  • $6.99
  • Ages 10-14

Neil Cady and his older sister Bree are spending the summer in a small town in the Catskills. His part-time job at a pie shop is less than exciting, but the town's not a total bust. Some of the kids he's met tell spooky stories about an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the nearby woods. Graylock Hospital, known locally as "the Asylum," was built on an island in the center of a small lake. It fell into disrepair when it closed its doors nearly twenty years ago. Naturally, Neil has to check it out. After his initial exploration of the dangerously derelict building, Neil starts experiencing strange things. Scary things. Why is he being haunted by the ghost of a teenage girl dressed in white? What is her connection to the Asylum? She won't stop tormenting Neil until he uncovers the truth behind what went on there . . . and why the Asylum was really shut down.



Haunted Museum #1: The Titanic Locket

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By Suzanne Weyn
Scholastic Paperbacks
April 29, 2014/$6.99/Ages 8-12
It looks like the high point of Samantha’s spring vacation is going to be a glimpse of a cute boy she sees at The Haunted Museum in England. She and her sister, Jessica, and their parents are taking a cruise on the Titanic 2, a replica of the original Titanic, and there’s not even wifi! At least the Titanic exhibit at The Haunted Museum had wax figures and beautiful jewels to look at.

But from their first day, Samantha and Jessica notice strange things happening. Their cabin number keeps changing. There are creepy scratching sounds coming from between the walls. And a locket that Jess opened at the museum seems to be…following them. Is the locket haunted? Or could it be the ship itself? Are there actors in costume walking about the ship, or could they be ghosts? Why is Sam’s sister calling her by another name? Samantha will have to unravel the threads tying her and her sister to the past, or they could go down with the ship.



Teens/Tweens

Followers

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By Anna Davies
Point
June 24, 2014/$9.99/Ages 14 and up
To tweet or not to tweet...what a deadly question. When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school’s production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department’s “social media director” and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so when someone hacks her Twitter account, Briana can't muster the energy to stop it. After all, tweets like "Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark...and a body’s rotting in the theater” are obviously a joke.

But then a body is discovered in the theater: Briana’s rival. Suddenly, what seemed like a prank turns deadly serious. To everyone’s horror, the grisly tweets continue...and the body count starts to rise. There’s no other explanation; someone is live-tweeting murders on campus. With the school in chaos and the police unable to find the culprit, it’s up to Briana to unmask the psycho-tweeter before the carnage reaches Shakespearian proportions...or she becomes the next victim.



By Kirsty McKay
Chicken House

  • September 2013
  • $17.99
  • Ages 14 and up

Just when you think you're out...it's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead?! Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, and popular Alice, Bobby thought she'd found the antidote to the Carrot Man Veggie Juice that had turned the rest of their classmates into zombies. She'd pumped it into Smitty herself after he got chomped! (Mmm...nom...nom...) But now he's missing. What if he isn't cured after all? Bobby knows she's got to find him, even if it means facing Scotland's zombie-plagued highlands--not to mention Alice's buckets of snark--again. And this time, the zombies aren't the only evil chasing her. The brain-dead are bad enough, but how can she stop the big pharma business behind the epidemic? Especially when her mom works for the company?!



 

Wickedpedia

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By Chris van Etten
Point

  • June 24, 2014
  • $9.99
  • Ages 14 and up

Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on Genghis Khan, the first female astronaut on Jupiter. So after the star soccer player steals Cole’s girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information, including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field. It’s all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident…just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone, but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome way…and those entries start to come true as well. To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he’s set to meet a pretty grisly end.