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Tricks and Treats (Playlist)

Now you and your students can enjoy this SPOOKY TumbleBook Playlist featuring all your favourite Halloween-themed and Scaaaaary TumbleBooks! Abra Cadabra and the Tooth Witch, Edgar, Allen, and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets, Frank was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, The Lima Bean Monster, Monster Mash, and Toopy and Binoo and the Funny Halloween

Monster Mash

Dancing monsters and prancing goblins jump off the page in this funky counting book by designer Mimi Maxwell. Children of all ages will delight in identifying and adding the monsters that darken each successive page. The charming rhymes, coupled with the positive message that monsters in the night aren't so scary after all, makes this a book that will transcend the Halloween season.

Ogre Fun

One sluggish afternoon young Gronny decides to scare up some fun for his ogre friends and family. Instead, he catches a contagious case of yawns from a deceptively safe-looking creature in a playground, and he brings them back to the ogre homestead, where no one has ever seen a yawn before. The yawns spread like crazy and inspire ogre hysterics.

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

Can visions of treats entice a porcine wonder to wear her princess costume? Hold on for some Halloween havoc, Mercy Watson-style!

Toopy and Binoo: Funny Halloween

Toopy and Binoo celebrate Halloween together. The result is...funny, of course!

Προτεινόμενα βιβλία (6-9 ετών)

Shivery Shades of Halloween

A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp--in every color!   What color is Halloween? Why, it's as green as an "eerie glow, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin," as white as "cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . ." Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party!

Happy Halloween, Witch's Cat!

A little girl believes her mother is a good witch, and she is a special witch's cat. Together, they're out to find the perfect Halloween costume. But what could be better than being a witch's cat? To create the whimsical world of Witch's Cat, author-illustrator Harriet Muncaster handcrafted miniature three-dimensional scenes using paper, foil, fabric, and other materials, then photographed them for a truly magical look.

Zip! Zoom! on a Broom

One goes zip, two go zoom. Three witches glide from room to room. So begins this witchy counting story. Counting up from 1 to 10 and back down again, ten witches jump on a broom--and then fall off one by one! Written in pitch-perfect rhyme, and full of fun read-aloud energy that will have kids memorizing lines and clamoring to read the book again and again, this book hits the mash-up sweet spot between an important concept and Halloween fun!

Herbert's First Halloween

Herbert is not sure about his first Halloween--but fortunately, his father is there to help him prepare! Together, they make a tiger costume, carve a pumpkin, and fill up a bucket with candy. And by the end of the night, Herbert debuts his triumphant tiger roar. A sweet introduction to Halloween and being brave, this book is sure to delight the youngest of trick-or-treaters.

Trick Arr Treat

"Swashbuckling trick-or-treaters stomp and clomp through their neighhborhood in search of treasure--aka Halloween candy--but they must be back before dark, because the pirate chief's mom said so"

Fright club

Only the scariest monsters are allowed in Fright Club (members include Fran K. Stein and Sandy Witch). So when a cute little bunny announces he wants to join everybody laughs at him. Poor old bunny. If only they knew you don't have to be a monster to be scary. Perhaps he should show them.

I Need My Monster read by Rita Moreno

I Need My Monster is written by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam and read by Rita Moreno.


Το φως των κεριών λάμπει μέσα από το σκαλιστό πρόσωπο ενός jack-o'-lantern.

Gretchen Garner/Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Halloween: jack-o’-lantern [image]. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 6 May 2021, from

Το Halloween πραγματοποιείται στις 31 Οκτωβρίου. Είναι μια στιγμή που οι άνθρωποι ντύνονται με κοστούμια, ξεγελούν με διάφορα τεχνάσματα τους γύρω τους και φτιάχνουν jack-o'-lantern φανάρια από κολοκύθες όπως δείχνει η εικόνα. Τα φαντάσματα και οι μάγισσες είναι μερικές από τις πιο δημοφιλείς φορεσιές των παιδιών που πηγαίνουν από σπίτι σε σπίτι λέγοντας το γνωστό "Trick-or-treat!" Η ανταπόκριση είναι συνήθως γλυκά και καραμέλες. Η προέλευση του Halloween χρονολογείται από πολλά αρχαία φεστιβάλ που πραγματοποιήθηκαν το φθινόπωρο. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να δείτε στο άρθρο της Britannica, εδώ.

Bet you didn't know. It's one of America's favorite holidays, but what's the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?

This is Halloween. Scene from Tim Burton's film "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993). Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town sing the classic scary Halloween song.

Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance. The "dance of death" is a musical composition based on a medieval legend according to which Death appears at midnight on Halloween.

Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns. The "dance of death" is a musical composition based on a medieval legend according to which Death appears at midnight on Halloween.

Spooky Reading list

Πατώντας στην εικόνα, μπορείτε να βρείτε επιλεγμένους τίτλους βιβλίων που υπάρχουν στην βιβλιοθήκη και αφορούν το Halloween. Περιλαμβάνονται βιβλία με μάγους και μάγισσες, φαντάσματα και πνεύματα καθώς και πολλοί καλοί και κακοί ήρωες.

Make u pumpkin

Τώρα μπορείτε να φτιάξετε και εσείς το δικό σας jack-o'-lantern, με ένα κλικ, πατώντας εδώ.

Προτεινόμενα βιβλία (9-12 ετών)

Home sweet horror

When Liam's family moves into a creepy old house in a strange new town, he immediately feels like something is wrong. It is as if the house is trying to tell him something, and whatever it is, it's something really bad. Dad thinks Liam's just missing his dead mother, but when Liam and his sister summon a terrifying spirit through the bathroom mirror, the battle with the house becomes a life-or-death situation. Can the kids persuade Dad to listen to them before it's too late?

I Text Dead People

You can't block the dead! The first novel in the Dead Serious series, in which a middle school girl bridges the gap between the living and the dead with her phone.  Annabel Craven hopes she'll fit in--maybe even be popular--at the Academy. She's worried she'll stay friendless and phoneless (it's true).

Biggest, Baddest Book of Ghosts

Kids can get into ghosts and learn about spirits that haunt earth with the Biggest, Baddest Book of Ghosts. Readers will find out what tools are needed to bring on a ghost hunt, be able to identify spirits, get the lowdown on the spookiest places on earth and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

Funny Bones

A Sibert Award Winner, Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book, New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015 and International Latino Book Award Finalist! Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities--came to be.


Horror fiction. Fantasy fiction. There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house ?

Horrid Henry's haunted house

Horrid Henry can't believe his mean, horrible parents are forcing him to stay overnight at his slimy cousin Stuck-up Steve's house. And to make matters worse, Steve's house is haunted. Or is it?

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