Spooky Stories: Picture Books

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.


Bump in the Night by Edward Hemingway

After Billy goes to bed one night he hears a scary noise, which, upon investigation turns out to be nothing but a sweet little monster named Bump.


Tell Me a Scary Story — But Not Too Scary! by Carl Reiner

A little boy has an adventure in the scary basement of his mysterious new neighbor, Mr. Neewollah


Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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