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October 19th, 2017

Books and Movies to Get Parents & Children in the Halloween Spirit

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Written by: rscott

Parent Magazine shares eight suggestions for Spooky Fun!

Fright Club by Ethan Long
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Fright Club
By Ethan Long

The exclusive Fright Club is for monsters only, so when a bunny tries to join, they shoo her away. Then, to their surprise, they discover that cute critters can cause major terror. Filled with hilarious illustrations and sly jokes! Ages 3-6, Bloomsbury; $8

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
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Goodnight Goon
By Michael Rex

In this clever parody of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon, a young werewolf bids good night to the claws and the jaws, the moans and bones, and the big green goon that inhabit his cold, gray tomb. Ages 3-8, Putnam; $7

Took by Mary Downing Hahn
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By Mary Downing Hahn

Soon after the Anderson family moves into an old farmhouse in West Virginia, their 7-year-old daughter goes missing. Was she taken by a local witch? Ages 10-12, Clarion; $8

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
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By Raina Telgemeier

Cat’s family moves to the foggy coast of Northern California so her sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis, can breathe the sea air. But one thing the family doesn’t expect: Their new town is full of the paranormal. Ages 8-12, Scholastic; $10

Ten Timid Ghosts
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Ten Timid Ghosts
By Jennifer O’Connell

One by one, a witch evicts the shy spirits that live in her new house by unleashing a series of scare tactics. Kids can count down from ten to one as each ghost flies away—and they’ll love the surprise ending. Ages 4-8, Scholastic; $4

Room on the Broom

A witch and her friends fight off a dragon. Ages 3 and up (rated G)

The Witches Movie

Spine-tingles and twisted humor abound in this Roald Dahl adaptation. Ages 9 and up (rated PG)

Monster House Movie

Monster House
Three kids discover that their neighbor’s home is alive! Ages 10 and up (rated PG)

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