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Not So Scary Scarecrows

Otis and the Scarecrow written and illustrated by Loren Long

When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.

Samurai Scarecrow : a Very Ninja Halloween written and illustrated by Rubin Pingk

Yukio gets tired of his little sister, Kashi, questioning and copying him, but on Halloween, when Samurai Scarecrow frightens him and demands candy, Yukio refuses to give up Kashi’s.

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing. He saves the tiny baby crow. Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?

Scarecrow Magic by Ed Masessa

When night falls and the moon appears, magic is in the air and Scarecrow comes alive and plays with all his ghoulish and ghostly friends.

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown

Early one morning, a little scarecrow whose father warns him that he is not fierce enough to frighten a crow, goes out into the cornfield alone.

The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston

A lonely scarecrow with a scary face has trouble making friends with the animals who surround him, until a heavy snowfall transforms him into a jolly snowman.

The Scarecrow and his Servant by Pullman, Philip

A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley.

The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown

Chicken thinks Scarecrow’s hat will make a nice nest, but first she must swap with Badger, Crow, Sheep, Owl, and Donkey.

Waltz of the Scarecrows by Constance W. McGeorge

While staying with her grandparents on their farm, Sarah discovers the secret behind the local tradition of dressing the scarecrows in formal gowns and fancy coats.

Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant

Although made of straw and borrowed clothes, a scarecrow appreciates his peaceful, gentle life and the privilege of watching nature at work.

Nothing at All by Denys Cazet

As the farm slowly comes to life, each animal stirs and speaks in his own distinctive voice, but the scarecrow says nothing until he discovers a mouse in his pants.

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