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By Heather, Oroville Library

The anticipation of dressing up and candy can make it hard to wait for Halloween. (At least for some of us.) Halloween-themed picture books can make waiting for trick-or-treating fun! Try some of these favorites:

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle Print

Lift the flaps to see who is hiding under those costumes as Little Blue Truck makes his way to a Halloween party!

Skeleton Hiccups by Marjory Cuyler Print

Hic! Skeleton has hiccups. There’s only one thing that can hic! scare his hiccups away. Can you hic! guess what it is?

Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara Print Spanish  

There are ghosts in the house, but this clever girl knows just what to do!

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman Print Audiobook

Witch has grown a pumpkin so big she cannot get it off the vine. If she wants pumpkin pie, she may have to let someone help!

boris and bella book coverBoris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi Print

Bella Legrossi is very messy. Boris Kleanitoff is extremely tidy. They don’t make for good neighbors and don’t even like each other… until they dance

bone soup book coverBone Soup by Cambria Evans Print

Follow Finnigin the Eater in a fun trickster tale retelling of the classic Stone Soup.

Vanishing Pumpkin book coverThe Vanishing Pumpkin by Tony Johnston Print

Snitched! This 800-year-old man’s pumpkin has been snitched! Who would do such a thing to such an old man? Perhaps there is a trickster about.

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz Print

The Ugly Pumpkin does not know what is wrong with him. He is filled with despair until he discovers that he’s not quite what he thought he was… and gets us thinking about Thanksgiving.

Drop by your local NCW Libraries location to see what book-treats you can find on the shelves!

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