time to start thinking about what books will be gifted to my children in celebration of all hallow's read.
the halloween house by erica silverman
halloween by miriam nerlove
2 x 2 = boo!: a set of spooky multiplication stories by loreen leedy
tales of edgar allan poe (especially "the pit and the pendulum")
tales of terror by edgar allan poe
see my lovely poison ivy and other verses about witches, ghosts and things by lilian moore
hist whist by e.e. cummings
recommended by our local children's librarian while on a search for edgar allan poe, morphing into a conversation about scary stories in the juvenile section:
dare to be scared: thirteen stories to chill and thrill by robert san souci
ask the bones: scary stories from around the world selected and retold by arielle olson and howard scwartz
chills in the night: tales that will haunt you by jackie vivelo
chills run down my spine by jackie vivelo
other selections the book fairy found on the local library shelves:
a chilling collection selected by helen hoke
the witch of hissing hill by mary calhoun
hey-how for halloween: poems selected by lee hopkins
the bones of fred mcfee by eve bunting
what will you be for halloween? by mark todd
frankenstein: a monstrous parody by ludworst bemonster
beware! r.l. stine picks his favorite scary stories
alfred hitchcock's haunted houseful
what gives me the shivers:
the ocean at the end of the lane by neil gaiman
anything by margaret atwood, whose works i've been binging on recently
oryx and crake
go forth, fellow humans.
buy a scary (or not) book from your local bookseller.
borrow a scary (or not) book from your local library.
share a scary (or not) book with your family and friends.
give a scary (or not) book to anyone who reads.
most importantly - read a scary (or not) book yourself.
why? just ask neil gaiman.
have you heard what he's had to say about libraries and reading and daydreaming?