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Spooky and silly Halloween audio tales for kids

Listening to scary stories is a Halloween must. Get your fright on with, an award-winning subscription service (first 30 days are free) of kidsí audio books. Recommended titles:

Ages 7+.Vassalissa and the Babba Yagga is the Russian tale about a brave girl who outwits an evil witch. Donít be fooled: H.G. Wellsí The Inexperienced Ghost takes a scary turn. In Banyan Tree Tale, will a trip to the outhouse reveal a ghost?

Ages 9+.The Eeny Weeny Beeny Ghost is the silliest scary story ever told. Take a ride with Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Warning: Donít listen to Iím Hungry with a full stomach.

Ages 12+. In Aviís The Man Who Was Poe, things are never what they appear to be. The Tales of Terror is a potpourri of Sir Arthur Conan Doyleís imaginings. Edgar Allan Poeís The Tell-Tale Heart is a terrifying rite of passage.

By Claire Green, president of Parentsí Choice Foundation, a non-profit guide to quality childrenís media and toys (

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