It's that time of year again - jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin spice, skeletons rattling - it's Halloween! And even better than candy corn and jump scares is reading spooky stories to get yourself in the mood for this scareful time of year! We at CHB love Halloween (who doesn't?), and if you're looking to curl up with a flashlight and a book that will send a thrill up your spine, we have a few suggestions:
Kitty wasn't always such a scaredy-cat. She used to be brave and lionhearted and nervy. That is, until one late October day a group of terrifying monsters showed up on her doorstop and Kitty became VERY scared. Then she decided to take matters into her own paws.
Children will love this monsterously fun story, featuring die-cuts on every spread. With each turn of the page, readers reveal Little Green Monster's little yellow eyes, his little red mouth, and even a cute, tiny white monster tooth. Then, when the stars begin to appear, it's time for bed... so, nighty night, little yellow eyes. Nighty night, little red mouth.
For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters in a lighthearted Little Golden Book retelling that will introduce them to Slimer, Ecto-1, and, of course, the Ghostbusters.
The song "Grim Grinning Ghosts," composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home.
New York Times Bestseller
Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins," sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.
This very scary, very silly book will have young children roaring with laughter as they dare each other to touch the hair of a spider, the belly of a monster, the sticky tongue of a snake, and many more icky parts of creepy creatures But who will be brave enough to turn to the last page to see the spookiest monster of all?
Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood.
By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season One of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE"Gruesome yet poetic...highly original." --The Seattle Times "Dark and funny." --Wired "A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth." --Simon Pegg
A drowning, a magician’s curse, and a centuries-old secret.
1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world.
"In this story, as the chief character is internally melodramatic, the story itself ceases to be merely melodramatic, and partakes of true drama." -- T. S. Eliot.
"If this isn't the definitive edition of Hansel and Gretel, it's absolutely necessary."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents.
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.
This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...
Throughout the United States, there are places haunted by souls both malevolent and benign. Places where paranormal activity runs rampant. Places where we can glimpse the other side...
A #1 New York Times bestseller
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.An abandoned orphanage.
Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island.
The first volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.
The second volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the blockbuster movie, is the only record of the plague years.
Just in time for the release of the blockbuster Summer movie, World War Z, this boxed set includes two "New York Times" bestsellers from Max Brooks: "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide."The box features line art from the graphic novel, " Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.
The world's most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity
A BabyLit(R) Anatomy Primer
BabyLit(R) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.
The perfect gift for Shakespeare fans, Y Is for Yorick is full of witty references to the Bard's unforgettable plots and characters. Readers will love perusing the cheeky illustrations and reading such entries as "J is for Juliet. Juliet teaches all young girls that if you truly love someone, wholly and completely, it will be the death of you."
"A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead."
"Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films...The Strain brings out the best of each."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune
Now an AT&T Audience Original SeriesWINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
When Reuben Golding, a young reporter on assignment, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff high above the Pacific, it's at the behest of the home's enigmatic female owner. She quickly seduces him, but their idyllic night is shattered by violence when the man is inexplicably attacked--bitten--by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness.
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire
Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula in Dracula: A BabyLit(R) Counting Primer. Make sure you're wearing a necklace of 10 garlic flowers as you count wolves, ships, tombstones, and boxes full of soil in this witty retelling of Little Master Stoker's classic gothic tale.
Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy--"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)
These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.
New York Times bestselling series
This special paperback bind-up contains the first two books in L.J. Smith's New York Times bestselling series The Vampire Diaries, The Awakening and The Struggle.
A fun and funny Halloween romp for children and parents alike
It's Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?
How they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance.
Now in paperback--the story of how a jack-o'-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually new pumpkins grow from its seeds. Full color.
The holiday favorite, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is now available in an exciting interactive format as an 8x8 with stickers On Halloween will the Great Pumpkin rise and fly through the air with his bag of toys for all the children? Join Linus and Sally as they embark on a spooky adventure to find out.
10 trick-or-treatersLittle do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy.
on a dark and spooky night
out to get some candy
or give someone a fright.
In The Halloween Tree, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween.Originally published in 1972, this striking new hardcover edition features dramatic illustrations throughout by Gris Grimly, giving a new generation of readers a chance to discover the magic.
Ladybug Girl can't wait for her Halloween party, but there's an awful lot to do before the fun starts - Bingo needs a costume, there are decorations to put up, cupcakes need to be frosted, and much, much more Readers can join in the Halloween fun with Ladybug Girl, Bingo, and the Bug Squad by using more than 55 stickers to decorate the scenes in this bright, fun Sticker Stories book.
Get ready to be scared silly with everyone's favorite mischief-makers, the stars of Rabbids InvasionThe Rabbids redefine Halloween mischief in this hilarious new chapter book filled with three funny, spooky short stories
Young readers are sure to delight in the charming stickers of this Disney Princess book. All of the beloved and beautiful princesses are represented. Includes 30 glow-in-the-dark stickers! Illustrations. Consumable.
Filled with ghosts, mummies, goblins, and other scary creatures, this a-mazing collection offers hours of Halloween activities. With 48 simple mazes, kids can help a cowboy find some treats, show a fortune-teller the way to her crystal ball, lead a witch to her broom, and more. Solutions included.
With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading
Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country--the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what's next? Why not think really big?
From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this level one reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.