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CRC Reads: October 2020

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Picture Books and Early Readers

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins


A stemless pumpkin that yearns to be a Halloween jack-o-lantern watches sadly as all of the other pumpkins in the shop are chosen.

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies! written and illustrated by Megan & Jorge Lacera

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!

Although Mo's parents insist he eat zombie cuisine, Mo craves vegetables and strives to get them to taste recipes made from his hidden garden.

Herbert’s First Halloween written by Cynthia Rylant; illustrations by Steven Henry

Herbert's First Halloween

Herbert and his father prepare for his first Halloween by making a tiger costume and practicing a big roar.

Middle Grade

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces

After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to take a trip through scary woods, and must use all of her wits to survive. She must stick to small spaces.

Scary Stories for Young Foxes  by Christian McKay Heidecker

Scary Stories for Young Foxes

A collection of six connected stories told by a storyteller that follows a group of fox kits as they fight to survive in an unforgiving wilderness.

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Nest

When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means.

Young Adult

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Clown in a Cornfield

Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation

Jane McKeene is on the brink of graduating Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore when a zombie outbreak changes everything.

Undead by Kirsty McKay


On a school trip to snowbound Scotland, several students become infected and turn into hungry zombies, leaving a small band of survivors to take refuge in the school bus.