Picture Books

A Job for Wittilda by Caralyn Buenher illustrated by Mark Buenher

(Children Picture Book + BUEHN)

When Wittilda the witch is forced to look for a job, she finds her broom-flying ability comes in handy in applying for a job delivering pizzas.

Corduroy’s Halloween by B. G. Hennessy illustrated by Lisa McCue

(Children Picture Book HENNE)

The latest adventure of the adorable bear created by Don Freeman as he chooses a Halloween costume, joins a window-painting contest, goes trick-or-treating, and bobs for apples.

Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

(Children Picture Book + MCGHE)

A young girl wants to fly like a witch on a broom, and one special night, through enormous effort and with the help of her brother, her black cat, and an owl, she fulfills her dream.

The Witch’s Walking Stick by Susan Meddaugh

(Children Picture Book + MEDDA)

When a witch loses her magic walking stick, which has been used over the years to grant hundreds of miserable wishes, she tricks a young girl into finding and returning it, with unexpected results.

Boo! by Ben Newman

(Children Picture Book NEWMA)

Scared you! This little mouse thinks he’s the bravest animal around, but it seems that he’s not the only one … All the animals are keen to show off their bravery from the crocodile with his mighty jaws, to the tiger with her scary claws! But who will be the bravest of them all?

The Skeleton in the Closet by Alice Schertle illustrated by Curtis Jobling

(Children Picture Book + SCHER)

A scary skeleton terrorizes a boy in his bedroom while it searches his closet for clothes to wear.

Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night by Walter Wick

(Children Picture Book + WICK)

Twelve scary picture puzzles invite children to look and find images hidden in the pictures.

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

(Children Picture Book WILLI)

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

Wee Winnie Witch’s Skinny: An Original African American Scare Tale by Virginia Hamilton

(Children + PZ7.H1828 We 2004)

James Lee and Uncle Big Anthony become victims of Wee Winnie Witch, who takes them on a ride up into the sky, but Mama Granny saves them.

Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet

(Children PZ10.3.P2989 Sp)

When Prewitt’s shamefully scraggly tail develops the appearance of a scary greeneyed monster, the other peacocks decide it has to go.

Beginning Readers

Bookstore Burglar by Barbara Maitland

(Children Picture Book MAITL)

Cobweb the cat and her best friends, who are mice, save the spooky Black Cat Bookstore from a burglar who says he doesn’t believe in ghosts.

Aggie and Ben: Three Stories by Lori Ries illustrated by Frank W Dormer

(Children Picture Book RIES)

After choosing a new dog, Ben describes what the pet Aggie can do and should not do around the house.

Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps by Cynthia Rylant and Sucie Stevenson

(Children Picture Book RYLAN)

Henry worries about what will happen to his big dog Mudge during their visit to his grandmother’s house in the country.

Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant and Sucie Stevenson

(Children Picture Book RYLAN)

In the autumn Henry and his big dog Mudge watch the leaves turn, meet with some Halloween spooks and share Thanksgiving dinner

Chapter Books

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

(Children PZ7.B26 Gi 2016)

“An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.” —Provided by publisher

The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

(Children PZ7.B413 Ho)

A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

(Children PZ7.C677475 Ar 2001)

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

(Children PZ7 .Z44 Dr 2018)

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

(Children PZ7.G125 Sl 2014)

“You may think you know this story. There’s a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarves; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumour has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shined. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing…” —Provided by publisher

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

(PZ7.K497 Sh 2016)

“Thorn, a boy sold into slavery who must serve the royalty of Castle Gloom for a year and a day to earn his freedom, and Lilith Shadow, the 13-year-old ruler of Gehenna, who is forbidden to practice the magic that is her heritage, join forces to solve the murders taking place in Gehenna.” —Provided by publisher

Young Adult

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

(PZ7.B52878 Dar 2015)

“In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.” —Provided by publisher

Half World by Hiromi Goto

(PZ7.G6936 Hal 2010)

“Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. She is unpopular at school. At home, where she and her loving but neglectful mother live in poverty, she has had to learn to take care of herself. Melanie is just barely coping. Everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a nightmare creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie has embarked on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake…” —Provided by publisher

The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn

(PZ7.H34625 Mi 2005 )

In 1645 in England, the daughters of the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft to conceal an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but years later during the 1692 Salem trials their lie has unexpected repercussions.

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

(PZ7.M2762 Eg 2014)

In 1905 czarist Russia, an impoverished country girl Elena and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga.

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

(PZ7.O39 Awi 2017)

“Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing–she is a ‘free agent’ with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?” —Provided by publisher