A Dark, Dark Tale is a fairly simple picture book. It takes the reader through various "dark" scenes that get creepy and focused on sequentially smaller spaces. You start out in a moor with an owl flying overhead and move through the woods to the "haunted house." The black cat takes you through various spaces up to the ending point with a surprise that the kids won't expect. (It won't scare them unlike the plastic spiders they might find in your cauldron.) This story is great for making predictions and talking about what makes a place "spooky."
Here are a few other Halloween favorites from my speech room to yours:
1) Room on the Broom
2) The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
3) Skeleton Hiccups
4) Shake Dem Halloween Bones
5) Goodnight Goon
6) The Hallo-wiener