The 13 Hours of Halloween by Dian Curtis Regan
To the tune of "The 12 days of Christmas", this more silly than spooky tale, with full-color illustrations of pumpkins, bats, goblins, is fun for all ages. The kids will want to sing along.
Jezebel's Spooky Spot by Alice & Kent Ross
Jezebel is drawn to a spooky spot in the woods where she encounters soul-stealing pixie lights, wispy fog ghosts, giant marsh spiders and the terrifying possibility that her father might not return from the war he's gone to fight. Listen and find out how Jezebel looks fear in the eye and confronts the things that scare her.
The Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey
Oscar is a little dog with a big problem-the other dogs tease him all the time. Even more when they see him in his new Halloween costume. Now it's up to Oscar to prove that a little wiener can be a real winner.
Monster Goose by Judy Sierra
Meet Monster Goose who introduces us to King Cole-the terrible troll, and Mary Contrary-her garden is scary! There are ghosties and Werewolves, monsters galore; Vampires and pirates and . . . what . . . you want more? You'll squeal, you'll wiggle; you'll laugh and you'll stare. And now children, call and listen. . . if you dare!
The Headless Horseman adapted by Natalie Standiford from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Sleepy Hollow is a peaceful town. Or is it? Some people say that it's haunted, that a headless horseman rides at night! And Ichabod Crane, the school teacher is about to meet him. What will happen?
The Suprise Guest by R.L. Stine from Beware! favorite scary stories, collected by R.L. Stine
A Halloween story and ghost story combined. The kids in the story think they're throwing a normal Halloween costume party. But they have no idea who is about to show up. . . . (Not for the faint of heart).
National Arts and Humanities Month
You can go to the Americans for the Arts website at www.artsusa.org. Click here for an action kit for Arts Advocacy Day in March, or here for information on the "Benefits of Arts Education".