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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | Exclusive, Frights For Tykes


When I was a kid, I would stare at the Halloween masks in the costume shop and wish that I could bring them all home. On Halloween night, I would often look at all the masks and wonder who was behind them. What did they look like? There’s a beauty and a mystery behind every mask; they are pieces of art that conceal the identity of a person… or maybe a monster.

In this edition of  FRIGHTS FOR TYKES I will be recommending HALLOWEEN NIGHT ON SHIVERMORE STREET written by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso illustrated by Randy DuBurke, CHRONICLE BOOKS in 2004.

This cute picture book features frightfully expressive illustrations and witty writing. In it, three children dressed as a witch, a dinosaur and a pirate, visit a house at the end of Shivermore Street, that kind of house that looks haunted. On arriving, they get into a party with what they think are other kids dressed in costume… until the clock strikes 13, when those present take off their masks and reveal their true selves (cue creepy music).

I found my copy of HALLOWEEN NIGHT ON SHIVERMORE STREET in a Little Free Library. It was a picture book that I had been seeking for a long time. The book can be bought on AMAZON for $6.07, used, in “Acceptable” condition.

If you haven’t visited the haunted looking house at the end of Shivermore Street, then I recommend you do so right away before the clock strikes… 13.


Glenn Tolle
Glenn Tolle grew up with a healthy interest in the macabre. His dad worked, and still works, as a grave digger, and much of his childhood was spent running around cemeteries and reading creepy books. All this combined with early viewings of the classic Universal monster movies led him to writing about the genre. He writes not only for RUE but also for under the pen name Glenn Strange. When not writing about horror Glenn talks about and interviews people within the horror and film community for the YouTube channel Psychic Celluloid Signals and creates original horror stories for publication.