Source: PBS Kids

Get into the thick of October with Halloween-themed episodes from some of the most popular PBS Kids series.

Hero Elementary debuted a new Halloween episode this week. In “When Fur Flies,” something high in the sky is causing a trail of trouble across Citytown, but it’s unclear whether it is a bird, a plane, or something else entirely. Sparks’ Crew observes the properties of things gone wrong downtown, which leads them to understand what the problem is. In “Pumpkin Palooza,” a little girl’s decorated pumpkin gets ruined and Sparks’ Crew comes to the rescue. After learning that the culprit is a hungry squirrel, they work together to design and build a solution to protect all the decorated pumpkins in Citytown.

A half-hour special of Clifford the Big Red Dog will premiere on Oct. 18. In “The Halloween Costume Crisis,” Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are excited for Halloween, but while hanging the perfect decorations and putting on their costumes, they discover that Clifford’s doesn’t fit. Emily Elizabeth asks Mr. Howard for help to figure out a new “perfect” costume for Clifford. In the end, they realize that Halloween will be magical no matter what, as long as best friends spend it together. In “Clifford’s Howl-o-ween,” Halloween Night has arrived and all of Birdwell Island is ready for candy, costumes, and scares — except Clifford, who is actually scared of one monster in particular. When the evening gets a little too spooky for Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and friends learn that there’s a difference between fun-scary and scary-scary. Can they help Clifford have a fun Halloween, too?

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Families can also tune in to some classic Halloween specials throughout the month, including It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (airing on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.); The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!; Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest; Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures; and Arthur and the Haunted Tree House.

Look for these specials airing on PBS Kids and streaming on the PBS Kids digital platforms all month long.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.