Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book List: Halloween

Do you have any plans for the big night? Trick-or-Treating? Family Halloween Party? Scary movie night with friends? Or maybe you'd rather sit in and read some spooky tales instead? Well, either way it's time for a Halloween Book List! So here's a list of books that will leave you goosebumpy and a little scared to look under the bed:

Beating Heart by A.M. Jenkins

Following his parents' divorce, seventeen-year-old Evan moves with his mother and sister into an old house where the spirit of a teenager who died there awakens and mistakes him for her long-departed lover.

The Accident by Diane Hoh

A wispy, shadowy figure appears in Megan's mirror one day begging to trade places with her for just one week. The young girl begs her to let her live again. Gradually Megan comes to realize that she must grant this request.

Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

A collection of fifteen original ghost stories by award-winning author Joe Hill, son of authors Stephen King and Tabitha King.

Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

When Callie interviews the band, Brass Rat, for her school newspaper, her feelings are ambivalent, but when all the children of Northampton begin to disappear on Halloween, she knows where the dangerous search must begin.

All Hallows Eve: Thirteen Stories by Vivian Vande Velde

Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

Travis and his sister Corey decide to boost business at their grandmother's Vermont inn by staging a few "hauntings" that soon draw tourists from across the country, but when their antics awaken a dark force, they must find a way to put to rest the ghosts they have disturbed.

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.

Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell

In the small town of Ondine, Louisiana, fourteen-year-old Iris uncovers family secrets when she conjures up the ghost of a boy missing for decades and decides to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

Intrigued? Don't forget to check our library's catalog to see if they're in!


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