Tis the season for Halloween books! This has to be one of my favorite seasons of the year. The colder evenings, a brisk chill in the air. Beautiful fall colors, pumpkins everywhere, and cozy drinks and warm crock-pot soups. What more could you ask for?
And then comes Halloween, the fun, spooky times filled with shrieks, giggles, and treats. I love sharing the spirit of Halloween with any friends, and for this post, I want to share my love of books and Halloween. 🎃
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As usual, let’s start with the kiddos!
- Clifford’s First Halloween by Norman Birdwell. Who doesn’t love Clifford, especially when he’s a cute little pup?
- Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle. By the way, she has a lot more adorable books with Little Blue Truck, great for the very little ones.
- Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Dewdney. Another great book that is part of a series that will leave your kiddos wanting more.
- Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat! by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious is such a cute book, great for your little girls from 4-8.
- Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland. How can I not suggest this book? A haunted library, the Library Lady loves this!
- Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set by R. L. Stine. Goosebumps is such a classic, and they aren’t too scary, great for beginner chapter readers.
Now, for the big kiddos!
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. Not the creepiest read, which would be perfect for your teens at home. It has all the things teens love, a little teen humor, a little love between the characters.
- What the Dead Want by Norah Olson. It has a great vintage, creepy feel. The plot has a mysterious feel, where you need to find out what Gretchen needs to find out about her missing mother.
- How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather. I’ve actually been wanting to read this for a while now. It involves the Salem Witch Trials, and I love anything to do with them. I love it when a good author makes a good story out of such a strange, twisted tale. By the way, she has a newer book as well, Killing November! It’s on my to-read list as well.
And we can’t forget about the adults out there. We need good stuff to read too!
- Dracula by Bram Stoker. Such a classic, you can’t go wrong.
- An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks. One of the newest thrillers to come available.
- In The Woods by Tana French. This is a fun series by French, it includes five books. If you are looking for a new series to start, this is great place to start.
- A Guide to Haunted New England: Tales from Mount Washington to the Newport Cliffs by Thomas D’Agostino. Why not throw some non-fiction in? Some spooky ghost stories to read by candlelight. Perfect for Halloween!
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. So I haven’t seen the movie adaptation, but apparently, it is a great scary movie, that was on Netflix. Why not read the book before the movie? We all know books are usually better than the movie. 😉
Well, I think that is it for me today! I’m trying to get through my Halloween reading list, I’m enjoying a few that I’ve picked up. I hope everyone is having a great October. 👻
The Library Lady