Halloween is Coming

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Halloween is Coming

Spooky reads!

Halloween is almost here, which means we have a great excuse to read spooky books!

One Halloween-themed picture book I like is If You're a Monster and You Know It by Ed and Rebecca Emberley, a monster-themed version of "If you're happy and you know it" song.

It's a lot of fun! Emberley is arguably more famous for his drawing books than his stories, and luckily enough there also happens to be an Ed Emberley Halloween drawing book!

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli is another Halloween-themed picture book I like. Because it's not scary, it can be good for younger readers.

Similarly, The Haunted Hamburger by David LaRochelle is very silly, but still a great Hallow-read!


If you don't like scary stories, the library still has plenty of resources to help you celebrate Halloween, like craft books! We have tons of great ones, but two in particular that look great to me are Halloween Crafts by Fay Robinson and Fun-to-Make Crafts for Halloween.

If you want even more suggestions, here are mine from last year! Why don't you come down to library and check out your favorite scary story?

-- Ms. Sho, Children's Librarian