Halloween is almost here! We’ve got our pumpkins carved, and our costumes are ready for the Library’s festivities tomorrow, but you may still be looking for some good Halloween books to read to get in the spirit of things. Here are some recommendations for great Halloween reads:
– Celeste Rhoads (Children’s and Young Adult Librarian)
The Worst Witch, by Jill Murphy
A lovely story about a well-meaning, but clumsy witch who always manages to get herself (or her friends) into trouble.great for ages 8+
Find it in the Children’s Library with the Juvenile Fiction: J MUR
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz
A collection of short (but chilling) tales fit for Halloween and nighttime camp-outs. Perfect for older readers who can handle some mystery and suspense.
Recommended for ages 8+
Find it in the Children’s Library with the Juvenile Non-Fiction under: J 398.2 Sch96m
Corduroy’s Trick-or-Treat, based on the character created by Don Freeman
A great introduction to Halloween, in board book form, for very young children.
You can find it in the Children’s Library with the board books under: IF
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmet
Nate is enlisted to help solve the mystery of the disappearing cat. Is he just hiding because he doesn’t like Halloween, or has someone stolen him?
Great for beginning readers!
You can find it in the Children’s Library with the “I Can Read Books” under: ES (I Can Read)
Felipa and the Day of the Dead by Birte Muller
(Don’t forget about Dia de los Muertos, the festival celebrated in many parts of South America on November 1st)
In the Andes Mountains, Felipa misses her grandmother Abuelita, and goes in search of her soul, only to find the celebrations of the Day of the Dead to be the perfect way to feel close to Abuelita again.
You can find it in the Children’s Library with the Easiest Reader Picture Books under: EM
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (A Graphic Novel) adapted by Michael Mucci
A great graphic novel adaptation of the classic vampire story. Great for young adults.
You can find it with the Young Adult Non-Fiction on the Teen Mezzanine under: YA 741.5 M88d