Spooky reads @ your library

Book cover: The Ghost of Graylock

There’s nothing like curling up with a book on a cool rainy afternoon in October.

Get in the Halloween spirit with your family and snuggle up while you check out these Booklist Online recommended Halloween reads.

The Boo! Book
By Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
K-Grade 2
According to this bit of metaphysical metafiction, book ghosts are almost as plentiful as house ghosts, and that makes sense when you consider the first three letters of the word book. read more

The Ghost of Graylock
By Dan Poblocki
Grades 5-8
The author of The Stone Child (2009) and The Nightmarys (2010) crafts another undisguised chiller-thriller, this one featuring an abandoned asylum and the aggressive spirit of a young murder victim. read more

Halloween Classics
Edited by Tom Pomplun
Grades 7-10
This volume in the Graphic Classics series includes an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," and lesser-known stories by Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, and Arthur Conan Doyle, with humorous interludes hosted by Nerwin the Docent. read more

Princess Posey and the Monster Stew
Written by Stephanie Greene and illustrated by Stephanie By Roth Sisson
Grades 1-2
Two days before Halloween, Posey's looking forward to "the funnest time of the year," but she's worried, too. Can she summon the courage to leave her flashlight at home during trick-or-treat? read more

Ten Creepy Monsters
Written and illustrated by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
Preschool-Grade 1
A collection of familiar monsters (a ghost, a witch, a mummy, and so on) heads out on a dark and creepy night and disappears, one by one, until the last ghoul standing removes his mask, drops his bag of candy, and climbs into bed. read more

For ideas on how you can spend quality time with your children and teens, check out the Reading Together section of the Connect with your kids @ your library Family Activity Guide.

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