Spooky Stories

A Newbery Halloween: Thirteen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-winning Authors

By Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh (editors)

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

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Angelina's Halloween

By Katharine Holabird

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Angelina, the dancing white mouse of many other stories, looks after her little sister on Halloween.

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Beast and the Halloween Horror

By Patricia Reilly Giff

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Sometimes best friends don't give the best advice. Like when Matthew tells Beast it's okay to write anything in his book report. Beast writes how much he loved the dog in the The Halloween Horror, and now the author is coming to visit Polk Street School. Problem is, there was no dog in that book. Uh-oh.

Part of the Polk Street School series.

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Big Pumpkin

By Erica Silverman

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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.

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By the Light of the Halloween Moon

By Caroline Stutson

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A little girl's tapping toe summons a cat, a witch, a ghoul, a ghost and a sprite from out of the creepy darkness in this lighthearted poem.

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Celie and the Harvest Fiddler

By Valerie Flournoy

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This richly illustrated book travels in time to the rural South of the 1870s. Celie, a young African-American girl, wants more than anything to win the costume contest at the All Hallow's Eve Dance.

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Chicago and the Cat: The Halloween Party

By Robin Michal Koontz

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The rabbit named Chicago has a great idea for a costume for the Halloween party, but her friend, the cat, is not so sure.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Cinderella Skeleton

By Robert San Souci

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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.

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Halloween Monster

By Catherine Stock

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Tommy's mother helps him to not be frightened of Halloween monsters.

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Halloween Parade

By Harriet Ziefert

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Allie is excited about being in the Halloween parade at school. Puffin Easy-To-Read, Level 1.

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