Thursday, October 17, 2013

all hallows read

it's the most wonderful time of the year!

time to start thinking about what books will be gifted to my children in celebration of all hallow's read.

i've posted here and here and here about our past favorites (which are probably still current favorites, knowing my kids).  some new additions for this year include . . .

ander likes:

the halloween house by erica silverman

halloween by miriam nerlove

2 x 2 = boo!: a set of spooky multiplication stories by loreen leedy

diana likes:

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

alias grace

wilderness tips

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?

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to doing a read aloud of The Tell Tale Heart!

    You inspired me to dig up my childhood copy do Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark ... Too bad I don't have a campfire planned for ghost stories.