Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Dress up and trick or treat at Orlando Public Library and Orange County Regional History Center on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Create creepy crafts and complete a scavenger hunt! Visit the Orange County Regional History Center’s Events page for more Halloween fun. Recommended for families with children 0-12.
Costumes must be family-friendly, adults may not wear masks that cover the face.
Spooky kids stories
The baddies / by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Donaldson, Julia, author.
The boo crew needs you! / words by Vicky Fang pictures by Saoirse Lou.
Fang, Vicky, author.
Confessions of a candy snatcher / Phoebe Sinclair illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Sinclair, Phoebe, author.
Ellie’s spooky surprise / by Callie Barkley illustrated by Tracy Bishop.
Barkley, Callie, author.
Ghosts, toast, and other hazards / Susan Tan.
Tan, Susan, author.
Menacing manor / Kiersten White.
White, Kiersten, author.
Bunso meets a mumu / written & illustrated by Rev Valdez.
Valdez, Rev, author, illustrator.
Monsterious. Escape from Grimstone Manor / Matt McMann.
McMann, Matt, author.
Nightmare island / Shakirah Bourne.
Bourne, Shakirah, author.
The story of Gumluck the wizard / Adam Rex.
Rex, Adam, author, illustrator.
The Bellwoods Game / Celia Krampien.
Krampien, Celia, 1988- author, illustrator.
Brick dust and bones / M. R. Fournet.
Fournet, M. R., author.
Ghosts bite back / Alex Foulkes.
Foulkes, Alex, author.
Haru, zombie dog hero / Ellen Oh.
Oh, Ellen, author.
Never a doll moment / by Andres Miedoso illustrated by Victor Rivas.
Miedoso, Andres, author.
The skull : a Tyrolean folktale / Jon Klassen.
Klassen, Jon, author, illustrator.
The horrible bag of terrible things / Rob Renzetti.
Renzetti, Robert, author.
Monster vs. boy / Karen Krossing.
Krossing, Karen, 1965- author.
Peril at Price Manor / Laura Parnum.
Parnum, Laura, author.
The lost library / Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass.
Stead, Rebecca, author.
Gallowgate / K.R. Alexander.
Alexander, K. R., 1986- author.
Serwa Boateng’s guide to witchcraft and mayhem / by Roseanne A. Brown.
Brown, Roseanne A., author.
Don’t want to be your monster / Deke Moulton.
Moulton, Deke, author.
The nightmare house / Sarah Allen.
Allen, Sarah Elisabeth, author.
Bruce and the legend of Soggy Hollow / Ryan T. Higgins.
Higgins, Ryan T., author, illustrator.
Grumpy monkey don’t be scared / by Suzanne Lang illustrated by Max Lang.
Lang, Suzanne, author.
How to spook a ghost / written by Sue Fliess illustrated by Simona Sanfilippo.
Fliess, Sue, author.
Witch & wombat / by Ashley Belote.
Belote, Ashley, author, illustrator.
Enola Holmes and the mark of the mongoose / Nancy Springer.
Springer, Nancy, author.
Nightmare king / Daka Hermon.
Hermon, Daka, author.
Dr. Seuss’s Horton hears a boo! / by Wade Bradford illustrated by Tom Brannon.
Bradford, Wade, author.
The goblin twins / by Frances Cha illustrated by Jaime Kim.
Cha, Frances, author.
Meowl-o-ween / Diane Muldrow illustrated by Tiffany Chen.
Muldrow, Diane, author.
Deephaven / Ethan M. Aldridge.
Aldridge, Ethan M., author, illustrator.
Frances and the werewolves of the Black Forest / Refe Tuma.
Tuma, Refe, author.
Friiight night / R.L. Stine.
Stine, R. L., author.
It found us / Lindsay Currie.
Currie, Lindsay, author.
Brick or treat! / by Matt Huntley illustrated by Jason May.
Huntley, Matt, author.
Halloween on the farm [BOARD BOOK] / [Roger Priddy].
Priddy, Roger, author.
Happy Halloweenie [BOARD BOOK] / Katie Vernon.
Vernon, Katie, author, illustrator.
Thomas and Percy’s spooky night [BOARD BOOK] / by Christy Webster based on the story by Peter Gaffney.
Webster, Christy, author.
Trick or treat? It’s Halloween! [BOARD BOOK] / Jo Lodge.
Lodge, Jo, author, illustrator.
Where do diggers trick-or-treat? / by Brianna Caplan Sayres illustrated by Christian Slade.
Sayres, Brianna Caplan, author.
I don’t want to read this book aloud / written by Max Greenfield illustrated by Mike Lowery.
Greenfield, Max, 1980- author.
I am (not) scared / by Anna Kang illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Kang, Anna, author.
Trick or treat, pout-pout fish [BOARD BOOK] / Deborah Diesen pictures by Dan Hanna.
Diesen, Deborah, author.
Spooky YA stories
Going dark / Melissa de la Cruz.
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
She is a haunting / by Trang Thanh Tran.
Tran, Trang Thanh, author.
Those we drown / Amy Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, Amy, author.
Go hunt me / Kelly deVos.
deVos, Kelly, author.
You’re not supposed to die tonight / Kalynn Bayron.
Bayron, Kalynn, author.
In Nightfall / Suzanne Young.
Young, Suzanne, author.
City of nightmares / Rebecca Schaeffer.
Schaeffer, Rebecca, author.
Delicious monsters / Liselle Sambury.
Sambury, Liselle, author.
Where darkness blooms / Andrea Hannah.
Hannah, Andrea, author.
Junkyard dogs / Katherine Higgs-Coulthard.
Higgs-Coulthard, Katherine, author.
The witch and the vampire / Francesca Flores.
Flores, Francesca, author.
Big bad me / Aislinn O’Loughlin.
O'Loughlin, Aislinn, author.
Come out, come out, whatever you are / Kathryn Foxfield.
Foxfield, Kathryn, author.
Funeral songs for dying girls / Cherie Dimaline.
Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author.
A hunger of thorns / Lili Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, Lili, 1981- author.
The cherished / Patricia Ward.
Ward, Patricia Sarrafian, 1969- author.
Innocent blood / Susan Koehler.
Koehler, Susan, 1963- author.
The lake house / by Sarah Beth Durst.
Durst, Sarah Beth, author.
This delicious death / Kayla Cottingham.
Cottingham, Kayla, author.
Tell me what really happened / Chelsea Sedoti.
Sedoti, Chelsea, author.
All the dead lie down / Kyrie McCauley.
McCauley, Kyrie, author.
I’m not supposed to be in the dark / Riss M. Neilson.
Neilson, Riss M., author.
Revelations / Bella Higgin.
Higgin, Bella, author.
A starlet’s secret to a sensational afterlife / Kendall Kulper.
Kulper, Kendall, author.
Lying in the deep / Diana Urban.
Urban, Diana, author.
Four found dead / Natalie D. Richards.
Richards, Natalie D., author.
Knee deep. Book 1 / Joe Flood.
Flood, Joe (Illustrator), author, artist.
Take / Jennifer Bradbury.
Bradbury, Jennifer (Jennifer A.), author.
We don’t swim here / Vincent Tirado.
Tirado, Vincent, author.
Where echoes die : a novel / Courtney Gould.
Gould, Courtney, author.
The fear / Natasha Preston.
Preston, Natasha, author.
Garden of the cursed / Katy Rose Pool.
Pool, Katy Rose, author.
Grim / Sara B. Elfgren translated from the Swedish by Judith Kiros.
Elfgren, Sara B., author. https://isni.org/isni/0000000119173508
The shadow sister / Lily Meade.
Meade, Lily, author.
You won’t believe me / Cyn Balog.
Balog, Cyn, author.
A guide to the dark / words and photographs by Meriam Metoui.
Metoui, Meriam author.
Splintered magic / L.L. McKinney.
McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.), author.
Infested : an MTV fear novel / Angel Luis Colón.
Colón, Angel Luis, author.
Five nights at Freddy’s. Fazbear frights : Graphic novel collection vol. 2 / by Scott Cawthon, Andrea Waggener, and Carly Anne West adapted by Christopher Hastings Fetch illustrated by Didi Esmeralda, colors by Eva De La Cruz Room For One More illustrated by Anthony Morris Jr., colors by Ben Sawyer The New Kid illustrated by Coryn MacPherson, colors by Gonzalo Duarte, letters by Micah Myers.
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
The narrow / Kate Alice Marshall.
Marshall, Kate Alice, author.
Sixteen souls / Rosie Talbot.
Talbot, Rosie, author.
The dark place / Britney S. Lewis.
Lewis, Britney S., author.
I feed her to the beast and the beast is me / Jamison Shea.
Shea, Jamison, author.
The library of shadows / Rachel Moore.
Moore, Rachel, author.
The spirit bares its teeth / Andrew Joseph White.
White, Andrew Joseph, author.
There’s no way I’d die first / Lisa Springer.
Springer, Lisa, author.
Lally’s game / by Scott Cawthon, Kelly Parra, Andrea Waggener.
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
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