ScaredyKids by Hilary Williamson (updated October 2011) October days are here - time for cooler weather, autumn colors, falling leaves, and spooky fun at Halloween, the one day of the year when kids love to hear all about 'ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties / And things that go bump in the night' . Here are some reading suggestions that will allow you to get scared (but not too scared) together ... by The 13 Days Of Halloween Carol Greene & Tim Raglin Enjoy ' A Trick-or-Treat Sing-Along!' by And Then Comes Halloween Tom Brenner & Holly Meade All the fun that goes into preparing for trick or treat time. by Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark Judy Sierra Witty rhymes & insightful lessons with a frisson of horror. by Behind the Mask Yangsook Choi A Korean-American boy finds the mask his grandfather wore. by Boo, Bunny! Kathryn O. Galbraith, Jeff Mack Things that go bump in the night frighten 2 adorable bunnies. by Boogie Knights Lisa Wheeler A Madcap Monsters Ball takes place secretly in a castle. by Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters Jane Yolen & Kelly Murphy The zany antics of loveable, not-so-scary monsters. by Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat Lynne Berry, Luke LaMarca A witch's cat just won't cooperate - what will she do? by The Dangerous Alphabet Neil Gaiman 2 children face scary monsters and narrow escapes. by A Drop of Blood Paul Showers & Edward Miller Blood science introduced by spooky Halloween characters. by Fierce Yellow Pumpkin Margaret Wise Brown, Richard Egielski Timeless tale of a small pumpkin who wants to grow up scary. by Garbage Delight Dennis Lee & Maryann Kovalski Subversive verses, like reply to monster's I Eat Kids Yum Yum! by Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You! Leslie Muir & Jen Corace Gibbus Moony is a fruit sucking vampire! by Goodnight Goon Michael Rex ' A Petrifying Parody' of the classic, . Goodnight Moon by Halloween Jerry Seinfeld & James Bennett Seinfeld's smart-alec, hilarious holiday memories; book & CD. by Halloween Surprise Corinne Demas & R. W. Alley Lily comes up with a creative trick-or-treating costume. by Jitterbug Jam Barbara Jean Hicks, Alexis Deacon Little monster Bobo fears the orange-furred boy under his bed. by The Monster Trap Dean Morrissey Paddy and his grandfather work on monster traps together. by Oh No, Not Ghosts Richard Michelson, Adam McCauley A big brother teases his little sister about frightening creatures. by The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Denys Cazet A ghost threatens perpetual haunting, demanding perfect pie. by The Story of Halloween Carol Greene, Linda Bronson History of the holiday from Celtic Samhain to modern times. by Tell Me a Scary Story Carl Reiner & James Bennett Strange neighbor, eyeballs galore & ghastly monster - book & CD. by Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie Judy Sierra, Edward Koren Thelonius makes a pie to catch flies, in hilarious rhymes. by Thump, thump, thumpety - wump! Pat Edwards Aussie style! Three Billy Goats Gruff by Trick or Treat! Melissa Arps, Hector Borlasca A Golden BooksŪ board book, cut in the shape of a pumpkin. by A Very Brave Witch Alison McGhee & Harry Bliss A brave little witch has heard how scary humans celebrate Halloween. by What's in the Witch's Kitchen? Nick Sharratt Find special surprises behind flaps that open in 2 directions. by Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Max's imagination takes him where he's ' the most wild thing of all.' Looking for seasonal stories and poems to enjoy with kids online? Try these ... by The Magic Pumpkin Hilary Williamson How should a special, magical wish be used? by Pumpkins David Lumerman 7 of them - Happy, Angry, Mad, Silly, Vampire, Nearsighted, Pac! (Audio) Selected Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm Listen to classic fairy tales - , King Grizzly Beard . Queen Bee Enjoy being ScaredyKids on a safe and happy Halloween!
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