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Boo! These Halloween and horror tales are just right for beginning and independent readers who want a terrifying (but not too terrifying) tale.
 
Attack of the Jack!
Attack of the Jack!
Series: Goosebumps SlappyWorld, Book #2
by R. L. Stine
Devin and his sister Violet are visiting their Uncle Jack for the summer. He lives in an old house by the seashore. Jack was a sailor and he has collected strange and fascinating items from the sea. Exploring a back room, Devin and Violet discover a locked trunk. A pirate's chest.
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Paperback Book: $4.89

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Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
Series: Goosebumps
by R. L. Stine

Nothing beats Halloween. It's Drew Brockman's favorite holiday. And this year will be awesome. Much better than last year. Or the year Lee and Tabby played that joke. A nasty practical joke on Drew and her best friend, Walker.

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Monster Itch #1: Ghost Attack
Monster Itch #1: Ghost Attack
by David Lubar
This was one monster of an itch . . . When Alex and his cousin Sarah are visiting their grandparents, Alex gets terrible red, itchy hives. Yikes! He's allergic to a ghost! Even worse, the ghost won't leave him alone — he wants Alex and Sarah's help.
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Paperback Book: $3.49

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Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales
Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales
by Kiersten White
What about, once upon a time, a bunch of fairy tales got twisted around to be completely hilarious, a tiny bit icky, and delightfully spooky scarytales; in other words, exactly what fairy tales were meant to be.
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The Haunted Dinosaur
The Haunted Dinosaur
Series: Creepella von Cacklefur, Book #9
by Geronimo Stilton
A terrible haunted dinosaur is wreaking havoc throughout Mysterious Valley! He's scattering bones and leaving destruction in his wake. Creepella steps up to the task of taming this creature — and brings Geronimo along for the adventure!
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Happily Ever Afterlife #1: Ghostcoming!
Happily Ever Afterlife #1: Ghostcoming!
by Orli Zuravicky
It's Lucy's first day at her new school, and she's just trying to get her footing — literally.
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The Battlefield Ghost
The Battlefield Ghost
by Margery Cuyler Illustrated by Arthur Howard

Eight-year-old John Perkins's family moves into an old farmhouse. From the first day, John is convinced the house is haunted. His twelve-year old sister Lisa soon senses a spooky presence as well

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Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures
Series: Goosebumps Graphix, Book #1
by R. L. Stine Illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez , Greg Ruth , Scott Morse

Comic artists Gabriel Hernandez, Greg Ruth, and Scott Morse adapt and illustrate three R.L. Stine stories in which a girl visits her grandparents' farm, a boy meets a dog that might be a werewolf, and a brother and sister encounter a snow monster.

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Bunnicula
Bunnicula
by Deborah Howe , James Howe Illustrated by Alan Daniel

This book is written by Harold. His full time occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. X (here called Monroe) and their sons Toby and Pete.

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The Boy of a Thousand Faces
The Boy of a Thousand Faces
by Brian Selznick Illustrated by Brian Selznick
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The Ghost of Cutler Creek
The Ghost of Cutler Creek
by Cynthia DeFelice
Allie Nichols is back for her third ghost adventure! Following in the footsteps of the previous Ghost tales, The Ghost of Cutler Creek offers an exciting mystery for the 11-year-old "ghost magnet" to solve. When Mr. Henry asks Allie to dog sit for his golden retriever, Hoover, Allie is more than happy to accept.
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Scary Summer
Scary Summer
Series: Goosebumps Graphix, Book #3
by R. L. Stine Illustrated by Ted Naifeh , Dean Haspiel , Kyle Baker

What's so scary about camping, beaching it, or gardening?

Ted Naifeh brings his eerie, gothic illustrations to Ghost Beach, the story about a brother and sister's beach vacation that's all fun in the sun, until the kids go exploring in a dark, seaside cave.

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Paperback Book: $7.99

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Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom!
Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom!
Series: Ghosthunters, Book #4
by Cornelia Funke Illustrated by Cornelia Funke

Intrepid ghosthunter-in-training Tom has battled Incredibly Revolting Ghosts, Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghosts, and a Totally Moldy Baroness. But, as it turns out, nothing — nothing — is more frightening than...final exams.

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The Halloween Goblin
The Halloween Goblin
Series: Pixie Tricks, Book #4
by Tracey West
Violet and Sprite are hot on the trail of the escaped pixies, but the pixies are up to their own tricks and one puts a hiccup spell on Violet! But the big scare is Bogey Bill - a creepy goblin who wants every day to be as spooky as Halloween. Bogey Bill is changing bunnies into snakes and flowers into poison ivy.
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Terror Trips
Terror Trips
Series: Goosebumps Graphix, Book #2
by R. L. Stine Illustrated by Jill Thompson , Jamie Tolagson , Amy Kim Ganter

Take these Terror Trips... and hope you return!

Three hot, talented comic artists adapt these bestselling Goosebumps books into a cool new graphic novel format.

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3-D Chillers: Vampires, Zombies, and Werewolves
3-D Chillers: Vampires, Zombies, and Werewolves
by Deborah Kespert

When readers slip on the 3-D glasses that are included with this book, they should prepare themselves to be spooked like never before! 3-D Chillers will show them everything they've ever wanted to know about vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other beasts that appear to jump right off of the page!

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The House of Dies Drear
The House of Dies Drear
by Virginia Hamilton
In this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel, a black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
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The Littles and the Scary Halloween
The Littles and the Scary Halloween
by John Peterson , Teddy Slater Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
This new addition to the series for beginning readers was adapted from THE LITTLES AND THE GREAT HALLOWEEN SCARE (Scholastic 1975).
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Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve
Series: The Magic Tree House, Book #30
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Once again, Merlin needs Jack and Annie's help. So the two time travelers will have to put off choosing their costumes for Halloween and return to Camelot for another important mission. This time, Merlin wants them to put a duke's castle in order, or else the entire kingdom will be in danger.
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Scooby-Doo Video Tie-In 8X8: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Scooby-Doo Video Tie-In 8X8: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
by Gail Herman Illustrated by Duendes Del Sur
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Skeleton Creek
Skeleton Creek
Series: Skeleton Creek, Book #1
by Patrick Carman

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.

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Slappy's Tales of Horror
Slappy's Tales of Horror
by R. L. Stine Illustrated by Various , Dave Roman

Four Goosebumps Graphix tales by master of horror R. L. Stine are adapted into full-color comics and feature a brand-new Slappy story by bestselling author, Dave Roman.

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The Mummy with No Name
The Mummy with No Name
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #26
by Geronimo Stilton

Halloween and Egypt and mummies...oh, my! I admit it, I am a 'fraidy mouse. Halloween scares me out of my fur! But this Halloween, I was heading off on an adventure in one of my very favorite places: Egypt. I couldn't wait to see the sights and soak up some sun far away from New Mouse City.

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This Hotel Is Haunted!
This Hotel Is Haunted!
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #50
by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo and his good friend, Hercule Poirat, are called to investigate mysterious events in the famouse Grand Hotel in New Mouse City. There is a ghost haunting the hotel and scaring guests! Geronimo knows that ghosts don't exist, but this is pretty spooky.

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Trixie the Halloween Fairy
Trixie the Halloween Fairy
Series: Rainbow Magic
by Daisy Meadows

Three sparkly stories in one Rainbow Magic book, just in time for Halloween!

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Slappy Birthday to You
Slappy Birthday to You
Series: Goosebumps SlappyWorld, Book #1
by R. L. Stine

The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories!

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Cabinet of Souls
Cabinet of Souls
by Jo Ann Ferguson Illustrated by Scholastic

Dare to enter a mysterious realm where the cost of admission just might be your soul!

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Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House
Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #3
by Geronimo Stilton
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun.
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