New Halloween books for young readers

Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 5:31 p.m. MDT

Origami is just right for spooky decorations and inserts for Halloween cards. With clear diagrams and step-by-step instructions, 13 creepy characters can be created such as a corpse rising from a crypt, gravestones and fluttering bats. Colored origami paper is included as a packet in the back of this spiral-bound craft book.

DEADTIME STORIES,” by Annette and Gina Casone, Starscape/Tor Teen, $14.99, 192 pages (ages 10-12)

Spooky and suspenseful, frightening and funny, the Deadtime Stories series is sure to bring giggles and goosebumps to reluctant middle grade readers. Each book in the series is planned around a fresh plot, delightful characters and cliff-hangers at pivotal points leading to a fulfilling conclusion.

In the first of the series, “Grave Secrets,” a babysitter reads a book to the children and suddenly the characters come to life. Others in the series include “The Witching Game,” “The Beast of Baskerville,” “Invasion of the Appleheads,” “Little Magic Shop of Horrors” and “Grandpa’s Monster Movies” to be published this winter.

Mantooth Films is currently in Production on “Deadtime Stories,” a new television series based on the books.


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