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It's that time again -- for ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night! Please recommend your fave Halloween books, whether for toddlers or grown-ups, or anyone in between.

And "sigh" -- is there anything better than The Halloween Tree? How I love that book ...
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Jumps enthusiatically! I've got one for you.

The Bake Shop Ghost!

Very touching story of old baker ghost and new baker vying
for the shop and the riddle the new baker must solve.
Lovely illustrations, clever woman characters.
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My shoulder-surfing eight year old recommends Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.
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Any age recommendations on those books?

At 3 1/2, DD's enjoying Room on the Broom. Last Hallowe'en, it was The Runaway Pumpkin and Two Little Witches.

PS Tell your shoulder surfer that The Graveyard Book is one of my favourites, too!
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PS Tell your shoulder surfer that The Graveyard Book is one of my favourites, too!
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My toddler & preK kids like The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.

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I love Funnybones. For kids 2-6 or so.

And I agree that The Graveyard Book is good. I like Coraline even better.

None of those are specifically about Halloween, though.
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I LOVED The Little Old Woman Who Was Not Afraid of Anything when my kid was younger -- it walks the line of "spooky, but not TOO scary for little kids" so nicely! Also, for 4-6 year olds, the Georgie series by Robert Bright are lovely -- he's a shy little ghost who haunts a house in an idealized New England town.

My nine-year-old picked up "Short and Shivery" by Robert San-Souci this weekend at the library -- she says it's not scary at all, scoff scoff, but I've noticed she can't put it down. It's all retellings of stories from various folklore and urban legends - the tailypo, vanishing hitchiker, etc. There's a good African one about a were-hyena!
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Hoodwinked (best for ages 3-8)

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My kids (6 and 3) both love The Bones of Fred McFee: http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Fred-McF.../dp/0152020047
It is nice and spooky, and just the right amount of scary.
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