Books for Halloween: 17 Haunting Halloween tales

Take some time out and enjoy these haunting Halloween tales with your little goblins.

Who Will You Meet on Scary Street?
Christine Tagg
Illustrated by Charles Fuge
Take a frightful ride along Scary Street and enjoy nine pop-up nightmares with your little ones. Meet a mummy, a witch, ghosts and even Dr. Frank N. Stein. A bright and fun Halloween pop-up book for toddlers and preschoolers. 2001, Little, Brown & Co., Ages 1 1/2 to 6, $14.95.

Beneath the Ghost Moon
Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Lauren Molk
A Halloween classic. This is a book your kids will ask for again and again. Find out what happens while the little mice slumber -- and what they did to "fight" back. 1998, Little, Brown & Co., Ages 2 to 6, $5.95.

Go Away, Big Green Monster
Ed Emberley
A much-loved book. Even your littlest ones can help turn these stiff, die-cut pages to reveal a monster -- bit by bit. And then, he is taken apart again and your child will help you say, "Go away, big green monster! And don't come back! Until I say so." Great at helping to calm your child's nighttime fears. 1993, Little, Brown & Co., Ages 1 to 6, $15.95.

Come for a Ride on the Ghost Train
Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
A clever changing picture book that has just the right amount of scary stuff for preschoolers. The setting is a ride through a haunted house. Within every spread there is a half page which when turned reveals the goblins, skeletons and other creatures lurking in the dark. The bright colored and somewhat humorous creatures appear to leap out of their somber backgrounds. 1993, Candlewick, Ages 3 to 6, $6.99. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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