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Halloween Guide and Ideas
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Some kids love a good scary tale, especially before bed on a dark and stormy night! There are so many books for kids having to do with Halloween that it's hard to choose what to read to them. If they are at an age that they can read by themselves, all the better! Why not pick out some Halloween books for them to read and get them away from the TV for a while?

Here's a list of our thirteen favorite Halloween themed books for kids. Hopefully they aren't so scary that they won't be able to sleep, they may just have some nice dreams of ghosts and goblins! They are age appropriate but parents may want to read first for approval.

If you want some web-based horror fiction for adults, be sure to visit www.HalloweenGhostStories.com for a collection of some great stories! Some are original works, some old standards like Poe. You'll also find Urban Legends, poems and other goodies there. Most of the original stories are more adult oriented so, keep the kids away!

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Ages 9 thru 12 years. Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud. They ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant lands and times, where they witness other ways of celebrating this holiday about the dark time of year. A Bradbury classic, it will catch you up and lift you off like a child on Halloween night!

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing
For ages 4 thru 8, this short book is actually a poem in the line of The Night Before Christmas. Kids will love the poem and the pictures that go along with it. It's a great read for bedtime. The poem tells the tale of how a houseful of monsters, goblins, witches and the like prepare for Halloween.

Clifford's Halloween by Norman Bridwell
Baby to Pre-School. Another in the "Clifford the Big, Red Dog" series. This one is Clifford's Halloween. Halloween is Clifford's and Emily Elizabeth's favorite holiday. But what is Clifford to wear, he's so big?! Clifford is shown in different costumes and gets your child to interact by asking them which costume they would choose.

Clifford's First Halloween by Norman Bridwell
For ages 4 thru 8. Many Halloweens ago, Clifford was just a tiny red puppy who got into lots of trouble. This Halloween classic has been reissued just in time for Halloween 2006 in an all-new format with a die cut cover that holds a pumpkin-shaped glitter gel pack! It's still available and will make a wonderful gift for your child for Halloween!

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween by Ed Emberley
For ages 4 thru 8. Step-by-step instructions for drawing Halloween cartoon figures and objects. This easy to follow step-by-step drawing book for kids will give them hours of fun learning to draw Halloween creatures. It's even fun for adults that would like to learn to draw, you can do it along with your kids! Grab paper, pencils and erasers and off you go!

Allie Gator's Halloween Hayride by Running Press
For ages 9 thru 12. Halloween is here and itís Allie Gatorís turn to pull the hayride and help people find the perfect pumpkin. But a black cat keeps crossing her path and that worries Allie. Didnít Corey Combine and J.T. say black cats are unlucky? Not this one-she helps Allie find the best pumpkin patch of all! A John Deere book.

Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline & Frank Remkiewicz
For ages 4 thru 8. Harry's classmates know they can count on him to wear a really scary costume on Halloween. When he arrives dressed in a suit and tie, they feel let down even after he explains that he is Sergeant Joe Friday of the LAPD. But it turns out that Harry's detective skills come in handy!

Dora's Halloween Adventure by Sarah Willson and Steven Savitsky
For baby thru pre-school. Kids love Dora, the Explorer and they'll love her Halloween story as well. Swiper stole Boots's Halloween candy! Follow the candy trail and lift the flaps to help Dora and Boots find where he hid it -- and a few spooky surprises along the way!

Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan
For ages 4 thru 8. Mouse steps out for his first Halloween night. He hears something flying, something rustling and creeping! What could it be?" The book creates a guessing game for young children which they will love before bed!

Best Halloween Hunt Ever by John Speirs
Ages 4 thru 8. Just in time for Halloween 2008! This bestselling book now comes with a sheet of fun Halloween stickers! Who will win the Halloween hunt? The kids are making masks, buying pumpkins, and searching all over the neighborhood for treats! Full of interactive fun with prizes!

My Halloween Sound Book by Editors of Kingfisher
From black cats to jack-o'-lanterns, this shaped board book is a perfect introduction to Halloween symbols. Just scary enough to give toddlers a thrill, this book features all kinds of gruesome treats to eat, fun costumes to wear, and spooky decorations to make, as well as the animals you might meet on October 31!

Witches' Night Before Halloween by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne and Adrian Tans
Ages 9 thru 12. In this spooky parody of Clement C. Moore's famous Christmas poem, the witches are up to their elbows in cobwebs and slime, trying to make sure their witchlings are well prepared for their first Halloween broomstick ride.

The Halloween Hoax by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan
Ages 9 thru 12.The Nancy Drew and her friends can't wait for Halloween! They are going to get the chance at attend the taping of their favorite Halloween show at the TV studio! But soon after they arrive, Nancy is spooked and a mystery unfolds!


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