“Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone” by Stefan Kiesbye
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Creepy, kooky, spooky, ooky Halloween-ey books

Stefan Kiesbye’s “Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone” is set in a German village with some very creepy children. Tilt the cover and the words, “If you tell on me you’re dead” become visible. (Penguin)
R.L. Stein, author of the Goosebumps series, scares adults in his new novel, “Red Rain.” (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster)
There’s no shortage of ghastly, supernatural books for young adults; two good zombie bets are Darren Shan’s “Zom-B” and “The Infects” by Sean Beaudoin. (Little, Brown / Candlewick)
Fold origami figures of spiders, bones, a coffin, zombies, death carrying his scythe and 20 other Halloween-ey shapes. Comes with 12 starter sheets. (Running Press)
This uncensored, illustrated Brothers Grimm restores the fairy tales’ original unsparing savagery. With historical context and piece by A.S. Byatt and fairy tale expert Maria Tatar.  (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Afro-Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhao isn’t writing terror, exactly, in “Blood of the Sun,” but the imagery does include slicing knives, viscera and the void.  (Milkeweed Editions)
Patricia Cornwell brings Kay Scarpetta back for another forensic thriller in “The Bone Bed.” Dead bodies and murder - oh boy. (Putnam)
“Professor Gargoyle” is a shape-shifter: the cover of this book is a 3-D lenticular image in which he grows from scary to monstrous. For ages 10 and up.  (Quirk Books)
H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, Ambrose Bierce, Saki, and many more can be found in “The Big Book of Ghost Stories” -- the collection is a frightening 848 pages.  (Black Lizard/Vintage)
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