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.
"A charming and delectably sweet debut.
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.
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
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.
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
Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts
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.
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret
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! 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780823444618Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780823443567Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$12.99ISBN: 9781945635182Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780064431835Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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)$7.95ISBN: 9781941026342Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$15.99ISBN: 9781476733951Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780064431835Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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)$16.99ISBN: 9781501125058Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
$9.95ISBN: 9780761183792Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Workman Publishing Company - August 23rd, 2016A deliciously creepy book for kids who love ghost stories, monsters, spiders, and more!
Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined.$25.99ISBN: 9781250313195Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019
A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!
WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award
Finalist for the 2020 Hugo Award
Finalist for the 2020 Nebula Award$17.00ISBN: 9781101980200Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017
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$21.99ISBN: 9781467142359Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.