Spooky Season Reads

The Ghosts Go Marching

The Ghosts Go Marching By Claudia H. Boldt

A familiar tune and adorable costumed animals on every page make for a spooktacular Halloween board book!

The ghosts go marching one by one. Hurrah, hurrah!

A line of trick-or-treaters on every page builds young listeners' anticipation as they sing their way through the neighborhood. At the end, lift the double gatefold to reveal a Halloween surprise party!

Monsters 101

Monsters 101 By Cale Atkinson

Kids getting ready for Halloween will love this laugh-out-loud picture book that finally sets the record straight about monsters!

Monsters! They're so much more than just that scary thing under your bed. Join Professors Batula McFang, Blobbins, and Howlsworth, and their trusty lab assistant--a zombie named Tina--as they reveal eerie and frankly ridiculous monster facts, never uttered outside a crypt! For example:

  • Monsters love competitive board-game nights!
  • Favorite monster foods include clam pudding with fish heads and pickled ant ice cream!
  • In addition to cauldrons and spider gardens, monster homes often include homemade collages!
  • Werewolves hate the sound of vacuum cleaners!
  • Monsters aren't all scary! Try being nice to one for a change! Offer them a compliment!

  • Full of eye-popping illustrations and a story with nonstop sidesplitting laughs, plus a removable Professor of Monstrology diploma at the end of the book, Monsters 101 will have children--and adults--eager to enroll, time and time again!

    Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

    Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief By Laura Ellen Anderson

    Book three in the Amelia Fang series! Read her adventures before she makes her way on the TV screen!

    Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park - the most bloodcurding theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.

    But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act stranger than usual . . . no one can seem to remember anything - including their own names or even Amelia's big birthnight party! Where have everyone's memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service By Eiko Kadono

    Read the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all! Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film, Kiki's Delivery Service and newcomers alike will love this exciting new translation of the beloved fantasy story.

    "This new translation is perfect." --School Library Journal


    Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.

    Brimming with confidence, Kiki flies to the seaside village of Koriko and expects that her powers will easily bring happiness to the townspeople. But gaining the trust of the locals is trickier than she expected. With her faithful, wise-cracking black cat, Jiji, by her side, Kiki forges new friendships and builds her inner strength, ultimately realizing that magic can be found in even the most ordinary places.

    Blending fantasy with the charm of everyday life, this enchanting new translation will inspire both new readers and dedicated fans.

    A Small Zombie Problem

    A Small Zombie Problem By K.G. Campbell

    Celebrated illustrator K. G. Campbell (Flora and Ulysses) brings a touch of Tim Burton to this delightfully spooky new series about a boy who can't help but attract zombies. . . .

    August DuPont has spent his whole life inside a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea. His lonely existence ends abruptly with a surprise invitation to meet an aunt and cousins he didn't even know existed. When newfound Aunt Orchid suggests that August attend school with his cousins, it's a dream come true. But August has scarcely begun to celebrate his good fortune when he is confronted by a small problem on his way home. A small, very undead problem.

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