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10 (Not So) Scary Stories

    The Doghouse

    The Doghouse - Jan Thomas

    Cow, Pig, Duck, and Mouse are afraid to retrieve their ball when it goes into the dog's house, but when they do go in they are pleasantly surprised.

    PICTURE BOOK Thomas, J.
    Epossumondas Plays Possum

    Epossumondas Plays Possum - Coleen Salley

    Forgetting his mother's warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone then must pretend to be dead as he hears frightening sounds and fears they are being made by the dreaded loup garou.

    PICTURE BOOK Salley, C.
    Hampire

    Hampire - Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

    Duck cannot sleep because he is hungry, but while he is preparing a snack the Hampire, who roams the barnyard at night sinking his fangs into food, is creeping near.

    PICTURE BOOK Bardhan-Quallen, S.
    Creepy Carrots

    Creepy Carrots - Aaron Reynolds

    The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

    PICTURE BOOK Reynolds, A.
    The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

    The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - Linda Williams

    A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

    PICTURE BOOK Williams, L.
    Los Gatos Black on Halloween

    Los Gatos Black on Halloween - Marisa Montes

    A rhyming ride through Halloween night, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

    PICTURE BOOK Montes, M.
    Parts

    Parts - Tedd Arnold

    A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart untill he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.

    PICTURE BOOK Arnold, T.
    The Dark

    The Dark - Lemony Snicket

    Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.

    PICTURE BOOK Snicket, L.
    Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe

    Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe - edited by Brod Bagert

    A collection of thirteen poems and eight prose selections from larger works by Edgar Allan Poe.

    CHILDREN 811 P743 1995
    The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

    The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall - Mary Downing Hahn

    Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.

    CHILDREN FICTION Hahn, M.
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