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Halloween 2022

Diary of a Spider

Diary of a Spider

This hilarious picture book tells the adventures of a spider through his daily diary entries. This is the diary . . . of a spider.

The Secret Lives of Bats

The Secret Lives of Bats

A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared.

Stellaluna

Stellaluna

While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we're different, we're very much the same.

Ghost in the Library

Ghost in the Library

Melanie is convinced that Morganville is a dull place until ghostly happenings in the library reveal the town's interesting past.

The Little Yellow Leaf

The Little Yellow Leaf

A yellow leaf is not ready to fall from the tree when autumn comes, but finally, after finding another leaf still on the tree, the two let go together.

Victorian Ghost Stories

Victorian Ghost Stories

There's nothing like a good ghost story.  This is a collection of 34 stories written during the Victorian era.

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness.

Do Bats Drink Blood?

Do Bats Drink Blood?

Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic and public health.  This book illuminates the role bats play in the ecosystem, their complex social behavior, and how they glide through the night sky using their acute hearing echolocation skills that have helped in the development of navigational aids for the blind.

Ghosts and Grinning Shadows

Ghosts and Grinning Shadows

The only published prose by the incomparable balladeer. Choice calls these two long witch stories "a welcome and timely treat."

Candy

Candy

A lively cultural history that explains how candy became more like food and food more like candy.

Paranormal America

Paranormal America

This book provides a portrait of Americans who believe in or have experienced such phenomena as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs, psychic phenomena, astrology and the power of mediums.

Witches of America

Witches of America

When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion.

Ghosts

Ghosts

Is there anybody out there?" No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there?

Tales from the Haunted South

Tales from the Haunted South

In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

The popularity of Halloween has spread around the globe to places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan, but its association with death and the supernatural and its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most misunderstood holidays. How did it become what it is today? 

Sacred Terror

Sacred Terror

Sacred Terror examines the religious elements lurking in horror films. It answers a simple but profound question: When there are so many other scary things around, why is religion so often used to tell a scary story?

The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror

The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror

This best-of-the-best of exceptional horror and dark fantasy fiction stories is the must-have for horror buffs.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early.  For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin.

Common Spiders of North America

Common Spiders of North America

This stunning field guide provides a comprehensive resource for identifying and appreciating nearly 500 species of spiders.

The Black Cat and Other Stories

The Black Cat and Other Stories

Four short stories of murder and mystery, in which Edgar Allan Poe wrote about terrible people who lead strange lives.