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Not-So-Scary Titles for Young People
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Holly's Pick

Hallo-wiener
by Dav Pilkey
J Holiday - E PIL

A fun Halloween tale about a dog that does not like his costume and gets teased by the others. But then ends up saving the day because of it. YAY!

Kortney's Pick

Leonardo the Terrible Monster
by Mo Willems
E WIL

Everyone needs a caring monster friend like Leonardo, who is all heart. 

Laura's Pick

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
J Row

I have a tradition of re-reading (or listening to) Harry Potter stories for Halloween time, and I love the new illustrated series. With scurrying spiders, hidden rooms, and lurking ghosts, The Chamber of Secrets is a charming, bewitching read for all to enjoy.
 
Nancy's Pick

by Sandra Markle
J 595.4 MAR

by Margaret McNamara

Teaching art and preschool with young students from a wide range of backgrounds, I focused on the fascinating creepy critters of nature rather than ghosties. This is the best time of the year for observing my favorite tiny superhero spiders or for learning math concepts from pumpkins!

Regina's Pick

Pumpkin Eye
by Denise Fleming
E Fle

In this Halloween tale little ones will enjoy turning the pages as they anticipate trick-or-treating to a "not-too-scary" rhyming beat.

Sarah's Pick

Clifford’s Halloween
By Norman Bridwell
E BRI

What to be for Halloween goes through every child’s mind. Clifford the Big Red Dog wonders the same thing. What shall he be? A witch, a clown, a ghost, oh my!

Sharon's Pick

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley
E EMB

Cute scary monster book with adorable cut-out pages.
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