by Sam McBratney
illustrated by Ivan Bates
Three mice are given a choice of what to do that day. Instead of spending the day outside or having other kinds of fun, they are insistent that their Grandfather take them to the Dark at the Top of the Stairs. If read well, this (not scary-but definitely tense) book can make a person, child and adult alike, momentarily dread the Dark at the Top of the Stairs. A good book, you'll just wish it was longer!
Here are some others that, like this one, are not Halloween books, but are perfectly suited for Halloween.
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