Halloween & Day of the Dead


Haunted Santa Cruz, California (Haunted America) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467136037
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Published: History Press - September 26th, 2016

Though generally a peaceful coastal city, the dark stains from Santa Cruz's past still linger. A former Spanish Mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church harbors a dark history of a brutal revolt of native Ohlone Indians that killed the cruel Father Andres Quintana.

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101980200
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Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016

“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The New York Times Book Review

Room on the Broom Board Book Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Sheffler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803738416
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Published: Dial Books - August 16th, 2012

The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.

Un Barrilete / Barrilete: Para El Dia de Los Muertos / A Kite for the Day of the Dead Cover Image
By Elisa Amado, Joya Hairs (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781554981120
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Published: Groundwood Books - July 24th, 2012

In Guatemala, there is a village called Santiago Sacatepequez. It is a very small but famous place because once a year, on the day of the Day of the Dead, the people of Santiago fly some of the biggest kites in the world. As large as seven meters (twenty-three feet) wide, they fill the sky over the cemetery with brilliant colors.

It Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501142970
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 5th, 2016

Now a major motion picture
Stephen King's terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, "a landmark in American literature" (Chicago Sun-Times)--about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers...an evil without a name: It.

The Curse of Santa Cruz Cover Image
By Stephanie Michel, Paulina Michel (Illustrator), Patrick Orozco (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780615794563
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Published: Stephanie Michel - April 25th, 2013

Santa Cruz, California was dubbed "Murder Capitol of the World" during the 1970's, when the decade recorded nearly thirty local murders committed by no less than four serial killers.

Pumpkin Pumpkin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780688099305
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 21st, 1990

Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween! But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring. "Truly a book for all seasons."--Horn Book.

Ghosts in the House! Cover Image
By Kazuno Kohara, Kazuno Kohara (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312608866
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Published: Square Fish - July 6th, 2010

JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF SWEET AND SCARY for the youngest trick-or treaters

Thirteen Chairs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338032482
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Published: David Fickling Books - August 30th, 2016

When a boy finds himself drawn into an empty house one cold night, he enters a room in which twelve unusual-looking people sit around a table. And the thirteenth chair is pulled out for him.One by one, each of those assembled tells their ownghost story: tales of doom and death; of ghostly creatures and malevolent spirits; of revenge and reward.

Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545540629
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Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna.

Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761183792
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Published: Workman Publishing - August 23rd, 2016

Here's the book for kids who love scary stuff, whether it's telling ghost stories around a campfire, discovering the origins of various vampires, monsters, and witches, or reading creepy tales under the covers with a flashlight.

Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre Cover Image
ISBN: 9781780678665
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Published: Laurence King - September 27th, 2016

Morbid Curiosities is an insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre. Centred on 15 collections, with extensive interviews with each collector and specially shot imagery detailing their objects, this is a fascinating showcase of bizarre and intriguing objects.

Wool Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476733951
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 12th, 2013

For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.

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Day of the Dead Cover Image
By Tony Johnston, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152024468
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, El día de los muertos, the Day of the Dead. Soon they will go out into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again.

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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781581573398
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Published: Countryman Press - October 4th, 2016

Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween.

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Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday - July 11th, 2017


"Freaky pleasure...it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal"
--USA Today

"Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice."
--Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe

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The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.

Eek! Halloween! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761193005
Availability: Backordered
Published: Workman Publishing - August 23rd, 2016

Boynton celebrates Halloween

A new addition to the Boynton on Board series, with over 21 million copies sold, Eek Halloween is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Cover Image
By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064431835
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Published: HarperCollins - August 20th, 2002

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811864831
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 15th, 2016

This original trickster tale, with its vivacious illustrations and dynamic read-aloud text, is at once a spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture and a perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish.

Extreme Stickering Day of the Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684120857
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - August 1st, 2017

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with these challenging sticker puzzles.

The Day of the Dead is a colorful celebration of loved ones who hold a special place in our hearts. These 15 colorful stickering puzzles will bring hours of enjoyment to those who celebrate the holiday and seek a new way to connect to its rich cultural traditions.


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