This October 1961 edition of "News Explorer" was published by Scholastic Books and is the standard flyer we all received in grade school plus some additional news and features.
For an October edition, the Halloween-themed books is a little light by my observation.
I have come across most of these books over the years. Just like today, they're pushing Christmas before Halloween is over.
To make up for the lack of spooky books in the flyer, here are some I found over the past year, Scholastic and otherwise.
This edition of "Strangely Enough" is a later reprint of the same book I posted here.
The summary on the back of this book even references Halloween. I may need to read this one next.
I've found the old Scholastic Books that are titled like the one below never have anything to do with an actual ghost. It's always a couple of crooks holed up in an old house.