“The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree”

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In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”

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“The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
ISBN-13: 978-0394839103 Publisher: Random House, Inc.

For over 50 years the Berenstain Bear family has been entertaining and teaching children about such topics as manners, friend-ship, honesty and family.  In this full-color illustrated book Mama Bear watches from the window of the bears’ home as three brave little bear cubs set off for an adventure.  Bringing with them a flashlight, a stick and a rope, the three follow a dirt path into the woods to explore the inside of a mysterious old tree.