Boo! October is almost here and it’s the perfect time for a spooky, spine-tingling story. Here’s a list of some of my favorite books.
The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman
Nobody Owens escaped being kidnapped by a man named Jack when he was a toddler. He is alive and safe in the graveyard, raised by ghosts, but he soon gets restless and wants to get out in the real world. Can he survive among the living or must he remain in the graveyard forever? There are even 2 a graphic novel adaptation of the book split into 2 volumes!
The Witches by Roald Dahl
A seven year old boy and his grandmother are on holiday in a luxury hotel. One day, as the boy is training his pet mice, he stumbles on a convention of Witches! Luckily his grandmother has told him everything he needs to know about witches. But is that knowledge enough to help him avoid their curses?
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
A collection of scary, creepy, eerie stories that are complemented with chilling illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
I Spy a Pumpkin by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick
Exercise your brain and your eyes, by finding various Halloween objects.
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
This whole series is ghoul gold! Whenever I visited my elementary school library, I would bolt for these books. I eventually expanded my reading repertoire, but this series will always have a sweet spot in my heart.
Reviewed by Kate (Parr Library)