Whooooo will you be for Halloween? Check out these spooky fall tales from the Abington Community Library.
• In “Fright Club,” a picture book read-aloud by Ethan Long, only the scariest of monsters can join Operation Kiddie Scare. But what will a witch, wolf, and vampire do when certain cute critters want in on the fun?
• Reginald is not like other zombies. He has no hunger for brains, but for sandwiches. Read “Peanut Butter and Brains,” written by Joe McGee and illustrated by Charles Santoso for a fun-filled picture book that follows one young zombie boy on his quest for peanut butter and jelly.
• Join a merry crew of pirates on their Halloween adventure trick-or-treating in “Trick ARRR Treat,” written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Jorge Monlongo.
• Ever wondered where the scariest holiday came from? Pick up “Halloween,” written by Joyce K. Kessel and illustrated by Nancy Carlson to find out the story behind the traditions and superstitions.
• Make a scarecrow-jumping jack, skull headdress, flying bat, and more with “Paper Crafts for Halloween,” by Randel McGee.
• Pick up a classic chapter-book read, “Bunnicula,” by Deborah and James Howe. Harold the dog is convinced his human family has adopted a vampire bunny into the family – what else could the fangs mean?
• Children who enjoy Junie B. Jones and her wacky adventures will love “Junie B., First Grader: Boo! – And I Mean It!” by Barbara Park.
• Master of the spooky tale, R. L. Stine has dozens of delightfully haunting stories like “Attack of the Jack-‘o-Lanterns” and “The Haunted Mask.”
• Those who do not mind losing a little sleep will love the frightening stories in “Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Thrill and Chill,” by Robert San Souci will illustrations by David Ouimet.
Laura Gardoski is head of children’s services at the Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.