Browse Abstracts (41 total)

| by Stutson, Caroline

A little girls toe is the basis of this cummulative tale, or a story that repeats and adds on with each new character that is introduced. There are many pictures of witches, ghosts, and ghouls.

| by Neale, Richard

Bertie the ghost wants a new place to live and new friends. He crosses through each page of the story then arrives at an old farmhouse and finds friends and a home.

| by Waber, Bernard

A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

| by Silverman, Erica

A witch plants a pumpkin in hopes of making a pumpkin pie one day. The pumpkin becomes so large it takes several people to move the pumpkin. The new friends all enjoy the pie together. The witch plants another seed for next year.

| by Buck, Pearl S.

A small boy shares the spirit of Christmas with his family and neighborhood. One of the older neighbors tells him about a ghost who walks each Christmas Eve. In turn, the boy learns about friendship, believing, and remembering.

| by O'Malley, Kevin//O'Tunnell, Michael

An old witch makes Halloween pie and puts a spell on it so she is protected when she flies on her broom. Several graveyard creatures smell her pie and eat it-- only to have the spell cast upon them.

| by Waldron, Jan L.

John Pig was afraid of Halloween and did not go trick-or-treating with his friends. But then, just when he was feeling scared and alone, a witch and a cat bring Halloween to him. They have a party and make lots of treats. John learns that Halloween is a fun holiday.

| by Bunting, Eve

There are many scary things that come out on Halloween. Things like devils, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, werewolves, vampires and witches may come out to trick or treat.

| by Bright, Robert

Herman the cat and Miss Oliver the owl try to convince Goergie to enter the Halloween costume contest, but he is just too shy. His mice friends give him a ribbon for winning their own costume contest.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is scared of Halloween. He finally makes it through his day at school when he has to take his sister trick-or-treating. His sister wanders into the scariest house, and Arthur has to go in and get her.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

On a Halloween night three children dressed as ghosts get a scare when they visit the haunted house of Boo Scoggins. Spooky sounds frighten them as they try to discover who this mysterious man is up on Humpback Hill.

| by Bright, Robert

Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker decided to take a visit to the city. George, the ghost, Herman, the cat, and Miss Oliver, the owl, decide to go along. They had many great adventures in the city, but were happy when it was time to return home.

| by Viorst, Judith

A little boy dreams of and is sure he sees monsters, vampires, ghost, zombies, demons, and goblins at night. His mom always tells him that there are not any of those things that really exist. He does not know if can always believe his mom, because sometimes his mom is wrong and makes mistakes. Although, his mom does not make a mistake this time.

| by Cazet, Denys

As Minnie and Moo sit watching the stars, they wish they could dance. When their wish comes true, they dress up as the farmer's twin sisters, Opal and Ruby, and attend a party at the farmer's house. They have a wonderful time at the party, but the fun ends when they are offered hamburgers. Fearing for their lives, the cows return to the barn.

| by Powell, Polly

The apple family finish their dinner and desert, but Pasty wasn't quite full yet. Pasty wants that last piece of cake. Her mom tells her that she can not eat it. That piece of cake is on Pasty's mind all night long. After everyone was asleep, Pasty goes downstairs to get the cake. Pasty's journey to the cake provides her with obstacles of the mind.

| by Raskin, Ellen

A ghost travels throughout an apartment and haunts each person in the family. He only wants to play with them, but they are unable to see him.

| by Flora, James

A grandfather tells a series of related ghost stories about himself when he was his grandson's age. The grandfather is portrayed as a witty character who is always one step ahead of the creature persuing him. A great book for Halloween ghost storytelling.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is asked to babysit for the Tibble twins who are a challenge. Once he finally gets the twins under control, he likes the job.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, J

A brother and sister go to get milk, but they must first pass a scary tree. On the way home, they think they see a ghost.

| by Gage, Wilson

An old woman has a ghost in her kitchen. She tries to get rid of the ghost. The ghost was sad, so she opened her heart and let the ghost stay.
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