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Great Halloween Books

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Books to get you in a spooky mood this Halloween. For more kids' Halloween picks, check out the CCBC list http://www.bookcentre.ca/files/Halloween.pdf
The Ghosts Go Spooking

The Ghosts Go Spooking

edition:Paperback

It's Halloween night and the ghosts are marching in!

Little ghosts go trick-or-treating by ones, twos, and up to ten in this spooky and fun-filled take on "The Ants Go Marching." Hurrah, hurrah!

The familiar counting song is a fun read-aloud and sing-along, and children will love identifying all the costumes in the ghost march. Observant readers will also find lots of opportunities to count along as they look for ghostly silhouettes and other spooky objects hidden in the illustrations!

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The Elevator Ghost

The Elevator Ghost

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

When Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, no one knows what to make of her sequin-sprinkled sneakers and her trinket-crusted car. But the parents are happy there’s a new babysitter around, and Carolina seems to have an uncanny ability to calm the most rambunctious child with her ghostly stories.

Armed with unusual snacks (bone-shaped peppermints, granghoula bars and Rumpelstiltskin sandwiches), candles to set the mood, and her trusty sidekick — a tarantula named Chiquita, Carolina …

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Bob's Hungry Ghost

Bob's Hungry Ghost

edition:Hardcover

Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost ... and its name is Fluffy. Unfortunately, Fluffy doesn't fetch, sit or go for walks. But he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. Will Bob find a way to tame his unruly and very hungry ghost? Will Fluffy realize that eating Bob wasn't a very nice thing to do? All ends well in this sweet and silly look at appreciating what you have. And everyone will want a ghost for their bir …

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Jake and the Giant Hand

Jake and the Giant Hand

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

The first in a series of scary tall tales from award-winning children’s novelist Philippa Dowding.

Why is Grandpa acting so weird? And why are there so many giant flies?

Jake spends every summer on his grandpa’s farm. But this year, things are a little weird. First, there are huge flies everywhere. Second, Grandpa is acting kind of funny. And third, Jake’s friend Kate keeps trying to scare him with creepy stories. Last year’s tale about the swamp creature was bad enough, but this yea …

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Star Style

Star Style

My Sister the Vampire
edition:Paperback

When Olivia is cast in a movie alongside her boyfriend, Jackson, chaos is sure to ensue: first, the director mistakes Ivy for Olivia, then a fashion disaster prevents Ivy from walking the red carpet with Jackson, and now she must compete for a part in another movie against vampire-actress, Jessica Phelps!

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What There Is Before There Is Anything There

What There Is Before There Is Anything There

A Scary Story
by Liniers
translated by Elisa Amado
edition:Hardcover

Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be… First comes one, then another and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, not saying a word. And then, worst of all comes the dark shapeless one that tells him, “I am what there is before there is anything there…”

Liniers’ art, reminiscent of Hergé and other great comic book artists, portrays the little boy’s growing terror and his frantic dash …

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Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows

Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Dylan is back, and this time he is making a movie, The Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows, with his best friend, Cory, and his girlfriend, Monica. The film is for school credit, and their plan is to film on Halloween. Everything is falling into place until Dylan and Monica encounter a zombie scarecrow that causes Mr. Dalton, a friend of Dylan’s grandmother, to have a heart attack. Dylan and Monica learn that a couple of zombie scarecrows are pranking a local neighborhood. The police shut down Dylan …

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Carnival of Secrets

Carnival of Secrets

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

In this thrilling conclusion to the Grim Hill series, Cat has lost everything she holds dear. Sookie has gone over to dark magic and is a diabolical threat. A sinister carnival has crept into town and has everyone under its thrall. Only Cat's fairy friend Lea thinks there might be a sliver of hope that all the harm can be undone. But even she quakes at the danger. Still, Cat is determined to do whatever it takes, except this time even the gang isn't prepared for the most harrowing adventure of a …

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