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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Frightfully Fun Picture Books - Part 2

Now Halloween is just around the corner, and you can’t find a single picture book to share. What a nightmare! Well, walk on past the empty holiday shelves to find some monstrous books to read aloud. It’s a lucky thirteen title round-up!



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by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis (JP ARM)

A countdown of monsters, some meeting unfortunate ends, closes with a Halloween worthy twist.

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by Kristyn Crow (JP CRO)

A skeleton cat emerges from his grave ready to pursue his dream of being a drummer in a rock band. Crazy cat!
 

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by Margery Cuyler (JP CUY)

It’s hard to get rid of the hiccups when you’re a skeleton who can’t try the usual tricks. Simple text, fun concept.

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by Chris Gall (JP GAL)

An unusual substitute makes for a school day like no other in this great read aloud choice for older kids.

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by Rebecca Emberley (JP EMB)

A classic song with a monster twist and bright, not-scary illustrations makes for a rousing preschool sing-along.

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by Joan Horton (JP HOR)

A whole world of mummies is explored in rhyming couplets and appropriately spooky illustrations.
 

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by Elizabeth Loredo (JP LOR)

This is a longer story about a skeleton who loves to dance and finds a way to take his passion beyond the graveyard.

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by Daniel J. Mahoney (JP MAH)

Starting school is hard for everyone, including little monsters learning to be scary. Boo!

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by Amanda Noll (JP NOL)

When Ethan’s under-the-bed monster is on vacation, he looks for a new monster. If only he weren’t so picky…

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by Susan Pearson (JP PEA)

A traditional action story gets an update with dark skies, spooky shadows and a ghostly graveyard.
 
 
 
 
 

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Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex (JP REX)
 

Enjoy this fun parody of the classic book Goodnight Moon with a werewolf child and a trouble-making goon.

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by Rick Walton (JP WAL)
 

It’s way darker than Madeline, with most of the monsters losing their heads, but clever for older readers.

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by Arthur Yorinks (JP YOR)

 
A mean witch, a scarecrow child, evil magic, and a loving friend come to a happy ending in this suspenseful story.
- Pamela Wasserman Coughlan, Kings Park Library

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