I put this book out every year with my Halloween decorations. I finally decided to read all of it!
I bought it when I was a kid... in a book order!! Do you remember those? Best things ever!
The poems and tales weren't that scary. But I really liked this one:
Spooky!!When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls,and the bat in the moonlight flies,And inky clouds, like funeral shrouds, sail over the midnight skies--When the footpads quail at the night-bird's wail,and black dogs bay at the moon,Then is the spectres' holiday -- then is the ghosts' highnoon!-William Schwenck Gilbert
No 34 was Missing Pieces, by Norma Fox Mazer:
As you can see from the acid-washed denim jacket, it's from the '90s. Eryn was thinning the THS library collection again, and I grabbed a few "gems". This was about a girl looking for her father, who left the family when she was a baby. It's a pretty good book for young readers.