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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2012

Enter to win one of two autographed copies of L. S. Hullinger’s Alibi’s Ghosts, The Larger-Than-Life Small World of Medium’s Daughter.

A paranormal mystery for young readers to solve.

Giveaway begins October 1, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 31, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 244 pages

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 12, 2011

Looking for some spooky good reads this Halloween? Below is our family’s list of all-time favorites. Have a Happy Halloween!

A cautionary tale from 1829 The Spider and the Fly will capture your children’s imagination. Tony DiTerlizzi spins a masterful retelling of Mary Howitt’s poetic fable with his perversely charming pictures. It’s such fun and best read with a wicked voice… Ba ha ha ha ha! (Ages 6-9)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 9, 2011

Are you looking for some spooky fun for your favorite little monster? Enter to win a signed copy of Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub, published by Scholastic. Giveaway begins October 9, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 6, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 1-6

Lift-the-flap boardbook: 24 pages

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By Julia Drake, Julia Drake PR
Published: October 1, 2011

SCARY SCHOOL

By Derek The Ghost (aka Derek Taylor Kent)

A Harper Collins Hardcover published on June 21, 2011

Price: $15.99/Pages: 144/ISBN: 978-006196092

“Kent takes school integration to a new level with breezy tales of ‘learning, horror, and mayhem’ at a grade school attended by a mix of humans and monsters.” — Kirkus Reviews

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2011

Enter to win a copy of Scary School by Derek the Ghost … if you dare! The spine-tingling and often hilarious tales of life at a school where just making it to lunch with all your arms and legs is considered a great day, make it the perfect book for Halloween. Giveaway begins October 1, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 29, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 256 pages

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2011

Derek is an eleven-year-old ghost who haunts the classrooms and hallways of Scary School, writing down all the spine-tingling often hilarious things that go on there. Despite his ghostly state, Derek still enjoys reading comic books and hopes to one day become a master ninja. If that doesn’t work out, he will continue to share the fun of this very special, very secret school, so all kids can experience the scariest school on earth. Derek the Ghost communicates through the first-time ghost whisperer Derek Taylor Kent, who is a writer and performer in Los Angeles, California.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 21, 2011

It’s time to start prepping for the holiday season. First stop: Halloween. No tricks here—only treats!

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Our 2011 Halloween book list spotlights everything from growing pumpkins; overcoming fears (a great topic for youngsters that tend to get a little surprised when they no longer recognize their family and friends due to colorful costumes and scary masks); witches; skeletons; cats and bats; and plain-old, creepy stories that beg to be read on a dark night with a flashlight. From babies to beginning readers to middle graders to young adults, TCBR has you covered.

By Sarah Danielson, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 23, 2010

Halloween is a holiday that offers kids not only the goodies, but the deliciousness of thrills and chills as well.  Since long before the modern-day tradition of letting your mom dress you up to invade the local neighborhoods in search of treats, tales of ghosts, specters, and creatures inhabiting dimensions of the macabre have drawn children like the proverbial Pied Piper (with a little Freddie Kruger thrown in).  Almost everyone can recall the guilty pleasures of ghost stories in the dark, be it around campfires, at sleepovers, or from the sheer horror of that terrifying book that you’re reading when you’re alone in the house (which you simply cannot put down).

Make these authors part of your child’s Halloween and you combine the fun of trick- or-treating with a good book to enhance the spooky factor to the max!

Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 15, 2010

Trick-or-treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to read!

Well, it doesn’t quite rhyme, but I do wish that people gave out kids’ books instead of candy during Halloween.

For those of us that really enjoy Halloween— you know who you are: you’ve had your child’s costume since July, you’re dying for a visit to the pumpkin patch, and you’re dreaming of ways to make Halloween last longer than one fabulous day and night—this is the list you’ve been waiting for. There’s the silly, the spooky, the scary, and everything in between. No tricks here—only treats!