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Halloween Spookies On Demand


Can't get enough spooky and scary books and Fall fun? Is it too close to Halloween and all those books are checked out? Here is a selection of books that have multiple formats - including copies on Hoopla. As long as the title remains available in Hoopla, Canton library card holders will not have to wait to access it.

Big bad bubble by Adam Rubin
Also available in: e-video

An ordinary bubble may seem pretty harmless to you. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a fragile, shimmering bubble is an object of terror. But with encouragement from the narrator and from readers, the three learn to confront their fears and triumph over the bubbles! 

Also available in: e-audiobook | video | e-video

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats. There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown! 

Also available in: e-book

The Cyclops Witch never backs down from adventure or the medley of monsters she meets along the way. But one spooky night, the only thing in the world that gives her the heebie-jeebies walks right up to her door--and it's not what you're expecting.

Five little pumpkins by James Dean
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

A groovy rendition of the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins," sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween. 

Fall leaves by Loretta Holland
Also available in: e-book

Part poem, part silent stage, this book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.


Book Cover Frank was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

Frank was a Monster who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves.

Frank was a monster who wanted to dance. So he put on his hat, and his shoes made in France...and opened a jar and put ants in his pants! So begins this monstrously funny, deliciously disgusting, horrifyingly hilarious story of a monster who follows his dream. Keith Graves' wacky illustrations and laugh-out-loud text will tickle the funny bone and leave readers clamoring for an encore. Only available on Hoopla.

Gustavo, the shy ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
Also available in: video | e-video

Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like making friends with other monsters. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make a connection.

Halloween is-- by Gail Gibbons
Also available in: e-audiobook | video | e-video

Describes the origins and history of Halloween traditions and festivities from ancient times to the present day.

Also available in: e-audiobook | video | e-video

When three costumed trick-or-treaters come to Mouse's door, he crawls into one of their candy-filled bags to see what Halloween is all about.

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook | video | e-video

There's a monster in my closet, with claws, and teeth, and hair, and tonight, I'm going to scare him! He lives just right through there...Is there a monster living in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? 

It's a pumpkin! by Wendy McClure
Also available in: e-book

When Field Mouse and Squirrel find a big, round, orange object in the road their friends disagree about what it is, but soon it becomes the life of the party.


Book Cover Monster Needs a Costume

Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak.

It's almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he's going to be. With so many options - a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja-how will he ever decide? In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions. Only available on Hoopla.

Ollie's Halloween by Olivier Dunrea
Also available in: e-book

This Halloween, Gossie is a wizard and Gertie is a chicken. Peedie is a dragon and BooBoo is a bunny. Ollie is a mummy who thinks sharing is more fun than scaring. Join the goslings as they hoot, howl, and haunt the night away. Goslings are on the prowl! This title is also available as an Easy Reader and as a Board Book.

A tiger called Tomás by Charlotte Zolotow
Also available in: e-book

When Tomás and his family moved to a new house on a new street, he took it into his head that the new people might not like him. "Of course they'd like you," his mamá said. "Why wouldn't they?

A very brave witch by Alison McGhee
Also available in: e-audiobook | e-video

On the far side of town in a big dark house lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about that very human holiday Halloween, and even though she thinks she knows what humans are like, she has never, ever seen Halloween for herself. Until one very special Halloween comes along.