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Beck, Scott.  Monster Sleepover! Doris throws a slumber party for Ben and her other monster friends, complete with games, snacks, and an effort to stay up all night.

Coombs, Patricia.  “Dorrie” series.  Enjoyable stories about a witch. 

Crimi, Carolyn.   Where's My Mummy?  One deep, dark night, as all of the monsters are preparing for bed, Little Baby Mummy bravely searches for his mother until he sees a truly terrifying creature.

Crow, Kristyn. Bedtime at the Swamp.   Upon hearing a swamp monster's splashing, rumbling approach, a boy hides in a tree, where he is soon joined by his sister, brother, two cousins, and even the monster itself, until Ma arrives to bring them all home to bed.

Dickinson, Rebecca.  Over in the Hollow.  A counting book that features a variety of spooky Halloween creatures, from one spider to thirteen ghosts.

Durant, Alan.  Billy Monster’s Daymare.  Billy Monster is scared! But what is keeping him awake? And how will Daddy Monster find a way to help Billy sleep soundly through the day? [J PAPERBACK PIC]

Engelbreit, Mary.  Queen of Halloween.  When Ann Estelle and her friend Michael go trick-or-treating and approach a big scary house, they both learn that courage means also being afraid. [J PIC HOLIDAY]

Espinosa,. Laura.  Otis and Rae and the Grumbling Splunk.   While on their first camping trip ever, Rae looks forward to tracking a wild beast but it is a fearful Otis who first encounters the Grumbling Splunk, whose grumbling might not be so scary after all.

Gaiman, Neil.   The Dangerous Alphabet.  As two children and their pet gazelle sneak out of the house in search of treasure, they come across a world beneath the city that is inhabited with monsters and pirates.  [J PIC ABC]

Galbraith, Kathryn O.  Boo, Bunny Two small bunnies face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.[J PIC HOLIDAY]

Hillert, Margaret.  It’s Halloween, Dear Dragon A boy and his pet dragon play in the autumn leaves, make a jack-o'-lantern, eat pumpkin pie, dress in costumes, go trick-or-treating, enter a costume contest, and fly together. [J EASY READER]

Holm, Jennifer L.  Babymouse: Monster Mash. A graphic novel following the Halloween adventures of Babymouse, an imaginative young mouse.  [J GRAPHIC Babymouse]

Kochalka, James.  Twinkle Power.  Johnny Boo has "boo" power and his pet ghost Squiggle has "squiggle" power. But which is better? And might there be a power that is greater than them both? Wiggle power? Giggle power? [J GRAPHIC Johhny]

Kohara, Kazuno.  Ghosts in the House!  Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains, table linens, and bedding.

Manning, Jane. Cat Nights. Felicity the witch begins turning herself into a cat as soon as she is old enough, and even though the rules say that she can only turn back into a witch eight times, she does it again on the ninth night.

McGhee, Alison. Only a Witch Can Fly. A young girl wants to fly like a witch on a broom, and one special night, through enormous effort and with the help of her brother, her black cat, and an owl, she fulfills her dream.

Noll, Amanda. I need my monster.  When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note saying that Gabe has gone fishing and will be back in a week. He tries out several substitute monsters, but finds that none are as perfect as Gabe.

Rex, Michael.   Goodnight Goon : A Petrifying Parody. A young monster says “Goodnight” to all of the other monsters in his bedroom.

Riddell, Chris.  The Emperor of Absurdia.  A young boy journeys in search of a dragon, through a strange land where he finds wardrobe monsters, pillow hills, and umbrella trees.

Rosoff, Meg. Jumpy Jack and Googily. Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every corner despite the reassurances of his best friend, Googily.

Schaefer, Lola M.  Frankie Stein.   Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Stein love their son very much, but despite their best efforts and his, it seems he will never look or act as scary as a Stein should.

Scieszka, Jon.  The Spooky Tire.  On a dark and stormy night, Melvin the truck rolls into a spooky junkyard to find a replacement for his flat tire  [J EASY READER]

Stoeke, Janet Morgan.  Minerva Louise on Halloween.  On her first Halloween, Minerva Louise the hen puzzles over costumes but enjoys her first taste of candy corn.[J PIC HOLIDAY]

Trapani, Iza.  Haunted Party In this counting book that introduces the numbers from one to ten, a ghost and his supernatural friends have a party on Halloween night. [J PIC HOLIDAY]

Wax, Wendy.  City Witch, Country Switch. While paying a surprise visit to her city-dwelling cousin, Muffletump misses her home in the country but when Mitzi leaves the city to see where Muffletump lives, she is just as uncomfortable until the two, together, conjure a solution.

Wheeler, Lisa.  Boogie Knights. When the knights of the castle are awakened by the noise from the Madcap Monster Ball, they decide to join the party.