Spooky Story Hour

Spooky Story Hour
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for Spooky Story Hour for books for all ages! 

Registration required.  Register HERE!

Boo Stew by Donna Washington, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler (ages 4–8) 

Curly Locks loves to cook, but the townsfolk in Toadsuck Swamp don’t enjoy her batwing brownies or cat hair cupcakes. But when three Scares start terrorizing the town looking for a good meal, Curly Locks knows that they won’t be able to resist her special Boo Stew. This fractured fairytale with a humorous twist from North Carolina based/internationally known award-winning storyteller Donna Washington is perfect for fall storytimes and read alouds.

“This fairy-tale–style story is a standout pleaser. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews


Middle School Bites: Out for Blood by Stephen Banks, illustrated by Mark Fearing (For ages 8–12)

Eleven-year-old Tom was bit by a vampire, a werewolf, and a zombie right before the first day of middle school. Now he's being hunted down by the werewolf that bit him. Should Tom join a wolf pack? On the one hand, he could give up school and homework forever. On the other hand, he'd miss his band, his friends, and Annie, his maybe-possibly-someday girlfriend. Then the vampire that bit him returns with a warning: the werewolf is dangerous. Perhaps Tom should stick with sixth grade! The Los Angeles-based former head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks is sure to provide kids—and adults—with laughs they’ll never forget.

“The casual way his parents, teachers, and peers treat him not as a fearsome monster but as a sort of minor celebrity add extra value to this series from a ‘teaching tolerance’ standpoint.”—Booklist


Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom by Josh Allen, illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman (for ages 9–12)

In this wondrous world, danger waits behind every doorway . . . even in the most ordinary places. There is no blood, gore, or monsters. Instead, there is hostile oatmeal, threatening jesters, a snowman that doesn’t melt, and porcelain dolls that aren’t quite right. Eerie illustrations accompany the stories, packaged in a stunning hardcover edition complete with glow-in-the-dark jacket. Idaho resident Josh Allen’s stories are sure to leave readers of all ages sleeping with one eye open! 

★ “A chilling anthology of memorable scares that will leave even the biggest ­horror buffs sleeping with the light on.”School Library Journal, Starred Review

Event is FREE and open to the public.  

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Boo Stew Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682632215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2021

Middle School Bites: Out for Blood Cover Image
By Steven Banks, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823446162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2021

Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom Cover Image
By Josh Allen, Sarah J. Coleman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823449064
Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2021

Nina Soni, Halloween Queen Cover Image
By Kashmira Sheth, Jenn Kocsmiersky (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781682632277
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2021

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