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Haunted Santa Cruz, California (Haunted America) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467136037
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Published: History Press - September 26th, 2016

Though generally a peaceful coastal city, the dark stains from Santa Cruz's past still linger. A former Spanish Mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church harbors a dark history of a brutal revolt of native Ohlone Indians that killed the cruel Father Andres Quintana.


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062498472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series


Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most important bones in your body: the skull!

You probably don’t think much about skulls.
So what’s the big deal about them?

Well, every head
of every person
you’ve ever seen
has a skull inside.

And


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Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The story proves as cleverly witty as its title. It's filled with high jinks both terrorizing and hilarious.” —USA Today
 


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The Pomegranate Witch: (Halloween Children's Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Scary Stories for Kids) Cover Image
By Denise Doyen, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452145891
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 1st, 2017

When a scary old tree blooms with the most beautiful pomegranates ever seen, the neighborhood kids' mouths water with anticipation. But the tree isn't theirs—and it has a protector! So begins the Pomegranate War, a fun, rollicking, rhyming tale of a battle between the sly, plucky young rascals and their wry, witchy neighbor who may have more than one trick up her sleeve.


Los Gatos Black on Halloween Cover Image
By Marisa Montes, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250079459
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Published: Square Fish - August 9th, 2016

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party in this bilingual poem written by Marisa Montes, with illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales


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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781581573398
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Published: Countryman Press - October 4th, 2016

Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween.


Room on the Broom Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780803738416
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Published: Dial Books - August 16th, 2012

The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.


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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret


Extreme Stickering Day of the Dead Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684120857
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - August 1st, 2017

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with these challenging sticker puzzles.

The Day of the Dead is a colorful celebration of loved ones who hold a special place in our hearts. These 15 colorful stickering puzzles will bring hours of enjoyment to those who celebrate the holiday and seek a new way to connect to its rich cultural traditions.


¡Es la hora de los esqueletos! / It's Skeleton Time! (Bilingual) Cover Image
By Ana Galan (Adapted by), Rodrigo Luján (Illustrator), Ana Galán (Adapted by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338187854
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Published: Scholastic en Espanol - August 29th, 2017

¡Es la hora de los esqueletos! / It's Skeleton Time! teaches how to tell time in English and Spanish. Following an adaptation of a traditional Costa Rican song, a group of skeletons jump out of their tombs and engage in fun activities as the clock strikes each of the 12 hour marks.


The Day of the Dead Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823444618
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Published: Holiday House - September 3rd, 2019

Now even the youngest children can enjoy the ghosts, skeletons and treats of this spirited holiday - in a bilingual board book!

We celebrate our ancestors on The Day of the Dead / With offerings of flowers, sugar skulls, and bread.


Pumpkins Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823443567
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Published: Holiday House - September 3rd, 2019

Autumn's favorite vegetable takes the spotlight in this bright board book!

Bright orange pumpkins, glowing as jack-o-lanterns or baked into pies, are a favorite part of the autumn season-- and in this simple board book, celebrated nonfiction author Gail Gibbons turns her skills to introducing them to a young audience.


Skeletitos: Make Every Moment Count Cover Image
By Susie Jaramillo, Susie Jaramillo (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781945635182
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Published: Encantos - August 28th, 2019

Tomba-la-ca, tomba-la-ca, tomba-la 
 Come enter into the creepy-crawly, mischievous and mysterious world of Skeletitos, where being on the other side of life is never an excuse for not having a good time Inspired by the beautiful Mexican calavera art by Jose Guadalupe Posada, Skeletitos is a celebration of the ordinary and the completely extraordinary.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Cover Image
By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064431835
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Published: HarperCollins - July 23rd, 2019

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


Mi Familia Calaca / My Skeleton Family (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art) Cover Image
By Cynthia Weill, Jesus Zarate (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781941026342
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - September 13th, 2016

"The details traditional Oaxacan artist Canseco Zarate includes charm as fully as Weill's crunchy vocabulary. . . tan lindo "--Kirkus Reviews

"Zarate's sculptures exude personality."--Publishers Weekly

Welcome to the family It's just like yours, right? But maybe there's something a little bit different about this bunch.


Wool Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781476733951
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 12th, 2013

For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Cover Image
By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064431835
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Published: HarperCollins - July 23rd, 2019

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


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The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501125058
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 14th, 2017

The International Bestseller

“An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead


Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780761183792
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 23rd, 2016

Here’s the book for kids who love scary stuff, whether it’s telling ghost stories around a campfire, discovering the origins of various vampires, monsters, and witches, or reading creepy tales under the covers with a flashlight.

Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frig


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250313195
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Published: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel!

“Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab

“Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross

“Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times


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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101980200
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Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

New York Times Bestseller • One of NPR’s Great Reads of 2016

“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories…absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.” —The New York Times Book Review


Haunted Monterey County Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467142359
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Published: History Press - September 30th, 2019

From the vistas of Big Sur to the streets of Monterey, the souls of the dead still linger. The Mission San Carlos Borromeo, today known as the Carmel Mission, is the site of numerous unmarked graves from centuries past.