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Read Right Now! Halloween


09/08/2020 | Online Storytime, Holidays

Here are fun stories to help calm some typical Halloween fears....with laughing! You can listen to them right now. In Zombies Don't Eat Veggies, Mo is a zombie who loves to garden, growing his own vegetables. He also likes to cook and eat them. Mo’s parents insist that he needs to eat better for his zombie health. He needs to eat things like arm-panadas and finger foods! They tell Mo, "zombies don’t eat veggies!" but Mo IS a zombie and HE eats veggies. Listen along as Mo tries to convince his parents to give peas a chance!

Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more Halloween stories read aloud. Keep the laughs coming by listening to Goodnight Goon, a parody of the childhood classic Goodnight Moon in which a child says goodnight to all of the things in his bedroom. In this Halloween version, a young monster says goodnight to all the things in his tomb...hairy claws and jaws and a pot full of goo and a werewolf hollering, "boo!"

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Goodnight GoonDr Seuss's Spooky ThingsA Dark Dark TaleGeorgieJorgito I Need My MonsterHey That's My MonsterZombies Don't Eat VeggiesLos Zombies No Comen VerdurasHeckedy Peg

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8 Books to Turn Halloween Fear into Halloween Fun!

Many small children don’t find Halloween fun at all! The masks, the jumping out surprises and all the ghosts, vampires & scary looking pumpkins can be too many surprises for little trick-or-treaters. Below are several stories that can help kids turn their Halloween fears into Halloween fun. If Arthur & Scaredy Squirrel can do it, so can your child!

“It can be fun to be scared, as many of us will recall from Halloweens past. But if we think back, we’ll probably agree that there were two things that made it possible for that scariness to be fun. First, that we knew we were safe because someone we loved was nearby. Second, we knew that whatever was scaring us was only pretend.” ~Fred Rogers Smart words from Mr. Rogers!