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Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735264892
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life, from award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl.

Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker and a kind friend.


Hardly Haunted By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.


Leila, the Perfect Witch By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536220506
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Published: Candlewick - July 12th, 2022

In this charming picture book from the author-illustrator of Gustavo, The Shy Ghost, a witch who is spellbindingly good at everything discovers that baking is no piece of cake.


There's a Ghost In This House By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780593466186
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Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.


Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643751573
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Beatrice likes the dark. She likes black clothes, graveyard picnics, and a sky full of stars. Her sister, Roo, likes the light. She likes bright clothes, picking strawberries, and hot, sunny days. Beatrice and Roo are nothing alike and don’t understand each other. Can Beatrice help Roo love the dark as much as she does? Can Roo help Beatrice love the light?


Staff Pick Badge
Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735264892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life, from award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl.

Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker and a kind friend.


Hardly Haunted By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.


Leila, the Perfect Witch By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536220506
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Candlewick - July 12th, 2022

In this charming picture book from the author-illustrator of Gustavo, The Shy Ghost, a witch who is spellbindingly good at everything discovers that baking is no piece of cake.


There's a Ghost In This House By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780593466186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.


Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643751573
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Beatrice likes the dark. She likes black clothes, graveyard picnics, and a sky full of stars. Her sister, Roo, likes the light. She likes bright clothes, picking strawberries, and hot, sunny days. Beatrice and Roo are nothing alike and don’t understand each other. Can Beatrice help Roo love the dark as much as she does? Can Roo help Beatrice love the light?


Lawrence in the Fall By Matthew Farina, Doug Salati (Illustrator), Doug Salati (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Matthew Farina, Doug Salati (Illustrator), Doug Salati (Cover design or artwork by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484780589
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn't have anything to share.


How to Make Friends With a Ghost By Rebecca Green Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781774880401
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Published: Tundra Books - August 23rd, 2022

Ghosts make great friends for life (and beyond)! If you're lucky enough to have a ghost find you, you'll need to know how to treat it right. Open up this "how-to" guide to discover how to be the best friend a ghost could ever ask for!


A Very Big Fall By Emmy Kastner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358419457
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Published: Clarion Books - August 2nd, 2022

In this picture book destined to become a fall classic, life as a leaf is pretty sweet! This charming and reassuring picture book about finding joy in change will be returned to again and again.


Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!) By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465886
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the team behind the New York Times bestselling Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear! comes the third in this hilariously spooky series about a young rabbit and his peculiar encounters—featuring a sinister crayon!

Jasper Rabbit has a problem: he is NOT doing well in school.


The Crayons Trick or Treat By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593621028
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Published: Philomel Books - September 6th, 2022

The hilarious crayons from the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day The Crayons Quit are ready to celebrate Halloween!


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything: A Halloween Book for Kids By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064431835
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: HarperCollins - July 23rd, 2019

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt By Riel Nason, Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Riel Nason, Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735264472
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020

When you're a quilt instead of a sheet, being a ghost is hard! An adorable picture book for fans of Stumpkin and How to Make Friends with a Ghost.

Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can't whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot.


10 Spooky Pumpkins By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338112443
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Published: Orchard Books - September 21st, 2021

Join celebrated creator Gris Grimly in this spooky countdown, as one little girl ventures out into the night for an unforgettable Halloween adventure!

10 little pumpkins, sitting in a line,looking for a cat and they found nine.The wind said SWOOSH and the gate went CREAK.The owl cried WHOOOO, we all screamed EEK!


Uni the Unicorn: The Haunted Pumpkin Patch By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593484173
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

Uni the Unicorn is ready for Halloween -- and kids will find a special treat of sparkly stickers inside, too! Celebrate the magic of believing with Uni the Unicorn!

This new line of UNI THE UNICORN paperback storybooks begins with a spooky twist! 
 


No Such Thing By Ella Bailey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781838741075
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Published: Flying Eye Books - August 16th, 2022

One cool day in late October, Georgia noticed something weird. Objects would move around the house and sometimes they even disappeared. Now, some people may have wondered (especially at this time of year) if this was the work of something spooky? But not clever Georgia! She has all the explanations and none of the fear!


Room on the Broom By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142501122
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Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2003

This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations and an ideal gift book. A sweet story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo!


A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine Tingle (World Full of... #4) By Angela McAllister, Madalina Andronic (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780711241480
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.

Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine-chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world.


My First Halloween By Tomie dePaola Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448448589
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2008

Celebrate the holiday with this charming book from Tomie dePaola, bestselling author of Strega Nona. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.
 


10 Spooky Pumpkins By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338112443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Orchard Books - September 21st, 2021

Join celebrated creator Gris Grimly in this spooky countdown, as one little girl ventures out into the night for an unforgettable Halloween adventure!

10 little pumpkins, sitting in a line,looking for a cat and they found nine.The wind said SWOOSH and the gate went CREAK.The owl cried WHOOOO, we all screamed EEK!


Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat (A Click Clack Book) By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534450127
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Little Simon - July 23rd, 2019

New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s beloved Halloween story is now available as a Classic Board Book!

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.

But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not.


Truck or Treat: A Spooky Book with Flaps By Hannah Eliot, Jen Taylor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Jen Taylor (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665915977
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Little Simon - September 6th, 2022

All the trucks from the construction site dress up for Halloween in this board book that has lift-the-flaps throughout! Can you guess who’s behind each costume?

Trucks work all day, but on Halloween night it’s time to play!


The Monsters on the Broom By Annemarie Riley Guertin, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665911467
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Little Simon - July 19th, 2022

In this Halloween-themed shaped board book, the monsters on the broom fly “round and round” all through the town to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus!”

Spooky Halloween creatures climb on a broom for an exciting flight.


Construction Site Gets a Fright!: A Halloween Lift-the-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construc) By Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781797204321
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2022

Celebrate a night of spooky fun with the construction crew from the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series!
On a dark and windy Halloween night, the trucks are ready for bedtime. But with tricks and treats on their minds, the familiar construction site starts to seem a little eerie!


Little Ghostie: Finger Puppet Book By  Chronicle Books, Emily Dove (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Emily Dove (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781797212883
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 6th, 2022

Little Ghostie is a sweet, rhyming Halloween board book with a finger puppet built right in.

The youngest readers will love learning about Halloween with Little Ghostie! Count along in this Halloween finger puppet book with a cute little ghost who shares a night of spooky fun with witches, black cats, and pumpkins.


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