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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.
 
Cover image for GB #48: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
GB #48: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
Series: Goosebumps, Book #48
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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Battlefield Ghost, The
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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Bunnicula
Series: 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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Boy of a Thousand Faces, The
by Brian Selznick Illustrated by Brian Selznick
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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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Ghosthunters #4: 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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GB 2000 #25: The Ghost in the Mirror
Series: Goosebumps 2000, Book #25
by R. L. Stine

When Jason Sloves finds a threatening note in front of the old mirror his parents bought at a garage sale, he thinks it was written by his older sister, but then he sees something moving inside the mirror. There’s something eerie about the new mirror.

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Pixie Tricks #4: 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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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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Littles First Readers: And the Scary Halloween
Series: Littles, The
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
Series: Magic Tree House, The, 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.

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Skeleton Creek #1
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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