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What do you think about when you hear Halloween?  Jack-O-Lanterns? Witches, Goblins and Ghosts? Trick-or-Treating?  Did you know that Halloween was actually an Irish holiday to celebrate the fall harvest?  It came to American with the Irish during the Great Potato Famine of 1840’s and was celebrated on the eve of All Saints Day—known as All Hallow’s Eve.  Back then they told spooky stories and lit bonfires to scare away the spirits; around 1900 costumes and parties started.  It wasn’t until the 1950’s (only a little more than 50 years ago) that trick-or-treating became a tradition of the holiday.  Now days, who can think of Halloween without thinking about trick-or-treating? 

  1. Piggie Pie*  by Margie Palantini
  2. Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night*  by Anne Rockwell
  3. Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt*  by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  4. Halloween Hoots and Howls*  by Joan Horton
  5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow*  original by Washington Irving (1820)
  6. The Hallo-Wiener^   by Dav Pilkey
  7. The Halloween Play  by Felicia Bond
  8. Ghosts in the House!  by Kazuno Kohara
  9. Halloween Night  by Marjorie Dennis Murray
  10. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything^  by Linda Williams
  11. Trick of Treat on Monster Street  by Danny Schnitzlein
  12. The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches  by Alice Low
  13. Come with Me on Halloween by Linda Hoffman Kimball
  14. Happy Halloween Stinky Face  by Lisa McCourt
  15. Mousekin’s Golden House  by Edna Miller
  16. We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House  by Mr. Krieb
  17. Mouse’s Halloween Party  by Jeanne Modesitt
  18. Fright Night Flight  by Laura Krauss Melmed
  19. Halloweenies  by David Wisniewski
  20. Ghost Cat and Other Spooky Tales  by James Preller
  21. Seriously Spooky Stories  compiled by Chris Powling
  22. Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World  selected and retold by Arielle North Olson & Howard Schwartz
  23. More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World selected and retold by Arielle North Olson & Howard Schwartz

Note:  These last two collections are actually scary.  The Horn Book says: “A nail-biting page-turner…”

* also listed on the monthly flyer
^ previously read on StoryLine


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