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Not-So-Scary Halloween

Posted: October 15, 2019

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

It’s October, which means people are finding their costumes, painting pumpkins, hanging skeletons, and buying candy.

Although I enjoy parts of Halloween (like the candy), I’m a total scaredy-cat. I detest haunted houses, scary movies, spooky stories, and all things frightening. When I was a kid, I would timidly walk around my neighborhood on Halloween, afraid someone was going to jump out in a scary mask. Basically, I’m a real bundle of fun during October! You’ll find me in my house, reading a not-so-scary book, and drinking tea come the end of this month, thank-you-very-much.

I know there are kids like me, and so for my people, here are a few not-so-scary stories and movies to celebrate Halloween. We’ll also be hosting an Adaptive Halloween Party (click here to reserve your spot) for trick-or-treating practice. Hang in there, friends – the less frightening holidays are on their way!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Stumpkin

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat

Monsters, Inc.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

Room on the Broom

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House

The Hallo-wiener

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl