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It's the spooooooookiest time of the year! Hallowe'en is always an opportunity to be scarily creative. Try a new activity and maybe you'll discover a fun hobby! This could be the year you start baking monster cookies with your family. Or make a stop-motion video featuring a jack o'lantern. Draw a map of a haunted building. Perform a shadow puppet play. Write a choose-your-own-nightmare story. The sky's the limit! (A midnight sky, filled with bats, witches and werewolf howls.)

WonderPhil will be performing an online magic show on October 31 at 1pm. Got a younger sibling who's a bit of a scaredy squirrel? They can enjoy a Not-So-Spooky Storytime. And there's no treat quite like curling up with a creepy book under a cozy blanket.

 

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cassidy's parents are paranormal investigators with their own TV show. But the downside of their family trip to Edinburgh, Scotland is that Cassidy can see ghosts, and the city is filled with them!

 

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey and Júlia Sardà
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey and Júlia Sardà

It was a dark and stormy night. Mary Shelley and her friends decided to have a scary story contest... and she ended up creating one of the most famous creatures in literature.

 

Monstrous: The Lore, Gore and Science Behind Your Favourite Monsters by Carlyn Beccia
Monstrous: The Lore, Gore and Science Behind Your Favourite Monsters by Carlyn Beccia

Discover the science behind werewolves, vampires, zombies and more fearsome monsters. Other books about monsters.

 

Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Is Harper's new house haunted? Why is her little brother acting so weird?

 

The Swallow by Charis Cotter
The Swallow by Charis Cotter

Polly and Rose are neighbours who share an attic wall. Together, they investigate a ghostly mystery in 1960s Toronto.

 

Tales from the Fringes of Fear by Jeff Szpirglas and Steven P. Hughes
Tales from the Fringes of Fear by Jeff Szpirglas and Steven P. Hughes

Thirteen short stories to raise your hair and chill your spine. Wait, did you hear that noise? Was that the wind or something beneath the floorboards?

 

Celebrate Hallowe'en with more spooky reads. Or stream a short film on Hoopla or Kanopy to get you in the spirit! (Speaking of spirits, there could be some lurking on our Wonder Wall…)

eVideo: The Day of the Dead
eVideo: The Day of the Dead

 

Ghoulia And The Ghost With No Name
eVideo: Ghoulia and the Ghost With No Name

 

The Halloween Tree
eVideo: The Halloween Tree