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Great Picture Books for Halloween 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    GUSTAVO, THE SHY GHOST

    JULY 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

GUSTAVO, THE SHY GHOST

by Flavia Z. Drago ; illustrated by Flavia Z. Drago

This ghostly tale proves that anyone can have a happily-ever-after. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LITTLE KITTEN

    JULY 21, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE LITTLE KITTEN

by Nicola Killen ; illustrated by Nicola Killen

Lucky kitten, lucky readers: a sweet, special Halloween story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GHOSTS WENT FLOATING

    JULY 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE GHOSTS WENT FLOATING

by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Jay Fleck

No trick: Count this one as a real Halloween treat. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    COOKIE BOO

    JULY 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

COOKIE BOO

by Ruth Paul ; illustrated by Ruth Paul

Very flavorful; young readers will savor every crumb. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE'RE GOING ON A PUMPKIN HUNT

    AUG. 4, 2020

CHILDREN'S

WE'RE GOING ON A PUMPKIN HUNT

by Mary Wilcox ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Even without pumpkin pie, readers will hunt down this delightful Halloween offering. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FRANKENSTEIN DOESN'T WEAR EARMUFFS!

    JULY 21, 2020

CHILDREN'S

FRANKENSTEIN DOESN'T WEAR EARMUFFS!

by John Loren ; illustrated by John Loren

An unusual, funny take on the typical Halloween story—and a reminder to dress appropriately. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    IT'S HALLOWEEN, LITTLE MONSTER

    JULY 7, 2020

CHILDREN'S

IT'S HALLOWEEN, LITTLE MONSTER

by Helen Ketteman ; illustrated by Bonnie Leick

Treat little ones to this sweet, entertaining holiday story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER

    JULY 14, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    WE'RE GOING ON A GOON HUNT

    AUG. 18, 2020

CHILDREN'S

WE'RE GOING ON A GOON HUNT

by Michael Rex ; illustrated by Michael Rex

Young readers will hunt out this enjoyable crowd pleaser again and again. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    RUNAWAY PUMPKINS

    AUG. 4, 2020

CHILDREN'S

RUNAWAY PUMPKINS

by Teresa Bateman ; illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

A jolly story that readers can appreciate during the Halloween and harvest seasons. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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