And there are Halloween books.
'Halloweena' by Miriam Glassman and Victoria Roberts is a sweetheart of a Halloween book that I scooped up from the library. Yessiree, I still bring home picture books here and there for my almost-ten year old.
In this one, Hepzibah, (a witch who lives on burnt cupcakes), inherits a baby human from her sister (it's complicated) and takes to her new role as surrogate witch mama with great enthusiasm, even though the child has difficulty learning to fly and cackle.
As she grows, the little girl (named Halloweena) learns how to perform spells and master the art of flying, but she longs to make friends with the kids she sees out on Halloween, who look like her and sound like her when they laugh.
Soon, Halloweena has all the friends she could ever wish for, and a special Halloween party to boot!
'Halloweena' more than satisfies me on both counts. Also, I WANT A CANDY CORN FIELD.