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Spooky (But Not Too Scary) Picture Books

At Halloween or any time of year, feast on these not-so-frightening tales.
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The Bumpy Little Pumpkin
by Margery Cuyler Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

All summer, Little Nell has tended the garden with big Mama, big Sarah, and big Lizzie, and finally the pumpkins are ready for Halloween. Her sisters choose smooth, round pumpkins to carve, but Little Nell likes a bumpy little one best.

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Cinderella Skeleton
by Robert D. San Souci Illustrated by David Catrow

Meet Cinderella Skeleton, as sweetly foul as only a ghoul can be. Poor Cinderella has no one to help her hang the cobwebs and arrange dead flowers — certainly not her evil stepsisters. But the Halloween Ball is just around the corner. Will Cinderella find happiness at last?

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The Hallo-Wiener
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

When is a hot dog not a hot dog? When he becomes a hero sandwich!

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Board Book: $5.59

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One Halloween Night
by Mark Teague Illustrated by Mark Teague
While trick-or-treating, Wendell, Floyd, and Mona are haunted by costume dilemmas, awful candy (with names like "broccoli chews" and "eggplant fizzlers"), and a pack of nasty witches. But before the night is over, a little Halloween magic conjures up some winning surprises.
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Spooky Hour
by Tony Mitton Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Skeletons dance by, their bones clicking and clacking, as witches fly past on their brooms, cackling. Ghosts and goblins and big, fat, hairy spiders set the scene, as kids rhyme their way through the night on their way to the spookiest party ever!

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Ten Timid Ghosts
by Jennifer O'Connell Illustrated by Jennifer O'Connell

Young readers are shown how to count backwards from ten in this Halloween tale involving ten ghosts, a witch, and a haunted house.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!
by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! — the old lady does just that — not to mention an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and even a wizard!
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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Paperback Book And CD: $6.97

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Trick-Or-Treat, Smell My Feet!
by Lisa Desimini Illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Stinky, stinky socks! That’s the secret ingedient in these witches’ wickedly silly Halloween brew. They’ve been cooking up a naughty little spell to make sure nobody gets any candy! But what’s this?
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