Halloween Reads

Scary books are psychologically frightening and use your imagination in such a way that you will seriously be kept up at night. These ones scared the pants off us: http://blog.booko.com.au/2015/10/28/blood-curdling-bone-chilling-reads-for-halloween/ Halloween is also a great theme to explore with children starting to read. Explore the meaning behind Halloween with our selection, aimed at the 6+ age group. http://blog.booko.com.au/2015/10/27/early-chapter-halloween-readers/
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Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark by Alvin Schwartz.  Welcome to the macabre world of Scary Stories, where folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up the most alarming collection of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Here is a selection of extraordinarily chilling tales along with spine-tingling illustrations by renowned artist Brett Helquist.

Welcome to the Halloween Book Club! Beginning our journey into the best reading of the season, we bring you 5 Halloween books for youngsters that we still enjoy as adults. As a kid, I remember sitt.

Bunnicula by Deborah Howe.  BEWARE THE HARE! Is he or isn't he a vampire? Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery: Deborah Howe, James Howe

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams.  0nce upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator). My Halloween book.

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey.  All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey. All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.  A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Room on the Broom Board Book by Julia Donaldson A wonderful rhyming tale from the team behind the Gruffalo books.

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn.  Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.

August 2015 // Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.  Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him? Or will he think of something better?

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him?

Go away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.  What has a bluish-greenish nose, sharp white teeth and big yellow eyes? It is the Big Green Monster, in this book children can change the features of the monster, it is designed to help dispel their fears of night-time monsters.

Go Away, Big Green Monster! Hardcover – 1992 by Ed Emberley (Author) - NEW! Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious

Scholastic Reader Level 2: Spooky Friends by Jane Feder.  Scarlet the vampire and Igor the mummy are friends, even though they can never agree on what they want to do or anything else--except that they are best friends.

Scholastic Reader Level Spooky Friends by Jane Feder. Scarlet the vampire and Igor the mummy are friends, even though they can never agree on what they want to do or anything else--except that they are best friends.


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