Halloween Good Night


Lurking in the swampland...


Gliding through the moonlight
come the monsters big and small,
sliding up your stairway
and oozing down your hall.
They aren’t very scary,
in fact they’re rather sweet.
So snuggle into bed and let them whisper,
“Trick or treat!”

Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween in this not-so-terrifying bedtime tale.

Illustrated by Ella Okstad.


Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers


"Grabill makes an oft-adapted rhyme feel utterly fresh..."


Praise for Halloween Good Night

Grabill makes an oft-adapted rhyme feel utterly fresh. . . . Okstad’s scraggily rendered monsters are pink cheeked and cuddle worthy—the book captures the mischievous fun of Halloween, without the accompanying terror.

— Publishers Weekly

Grabill and Okstad populate the familiar song ‘Over in the Meadow’ with all manner of beasties and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. . . .  A Halloween song that can break up the ghostly tales at storytime.


The whimsical illustrations and poetic text will hold your preschooler’s attention for the whole story. A gentle intro to some of Halloween’s top characters . . . it’s perfectly non-scary.


A fun storytime read-aloud that’s just right for the youngest Halloween revelers.

— school library journal

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