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looking for recomendations for childrens books that are halloween related or spooky. Im really looking for some Edgar Allan Poe books that are translated for younger readers. Anybody know if those exsist?
 

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I don't know about Poe, but if you are looking for poetry check out Jack Prelutsky's books Nightmares:poems to Trouble Your Sleep, The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight:More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep, and The Gargoyle On The Roof. You can read Nightmares online here.
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/2856/jack.htm
 

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There's also the Old Black Witch books, and the Erica Frost books like "I Can Read About Ghosts" and "I Can Read About Witches". All of these com e up quite often on ebay.
 

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Poe, is not a very hard read. I read the Tell Tale Heart in second grade. I think if kids are challenged they can do anything.
 

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For one to understand what poe is telling, I think you need to be pretty smart for a second grader. Which I guess you were, but I don't think most children would be into it at that age. My opinion.
But no harm in trying I suppose. I tried to find those Erica Frost books but since they are so old they're not made anymore. I saw them on ebay, I might try that out.
 
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I have some old D&D chose your own adventure books around here if you want them. There are monsters and stuff in them. :)
You know, I do too....Have a few 1st addition Monster Manuals and player guides..WoW am I old!
 

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Whats D and D? I should set up a donate to my new baby Halloween fund! haha
people can donate some little Halloween stuff for him. Awww!
 

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looking for recomendations for childrens books that are halloween related or spooky. Im really looking for some Edgar Allan Poe books that are translated for younger readers. Anybody know if those exsist?
for what age? We had purchased a copy of 'The Raven' from Scholastic when my kids were in grade school. Scholastic is a bookmobile type organization where kids can place orders at their school or daycare....I also know there's alot of stuff specifically for kids that are way toned down stories....you might try scholastic.com to see what is available.
 

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Oh nice. Yeah toned down is good, or also just translated into something a little easier for children to follow and understand.
 

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I hope nobody minds me resurrecting a two year old post, but I didn't think of this at the time... If you are looking for spooky stories for kids, try to locate a book of Grimm's fairy tales that tells the original versions of the stories.I saw one in a book store a few years ago and didn't get it, ended up wishing I had. I bet you're wondering how that's scary, but before the stories were cleaned up and watered down, there were few "and he/she/ they lived happily ever afters". The original "Cinderella" for example, tells of the wicked stepsisters cutting off their toes to make their feet fit into the glass slipper, and at the end of the original "Snow White", the evil queen is forced to dance in red hot iron shoes until she drops dead. If you can find a book like this, you may not want to read it at bedtime if your kids are really young:)
 

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Another Neil Gaiman book that is good for kids (and adults since Roxy and I both just read it) is "The Graveyard Book. I highly recommend it.
 
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