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!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Arrivals!!

September 1st - October 1st

Six of crows
YA Bar
Bardugo, Leigh

The copper gauntlet
YA Bla
Black, Holly

The witch hunter
YA Boe
Boecker, Virginia

Lair of dreams : a Diviners novel
YA Bra
Bray, Libba

YA Cor
Cornwell, Betsy

The taking
YA Der
Derting, Kimberly

Michael Vey. 5, Storm of lightning
YA Eva
Evans, Richard Paul

The accident season
YA Fow
Fowley-Doyle, Moïra

The trouble in me
YA Gan
Gantos, Jack

Star wars : lost stars
YA Gra
Gray, Claudia

The tattooed heart : a Messenger of Fear novel
YA Gra
Grant, Michael

YA Had
Haddix, Margaret Peterson

YA Hea
Headley, Maria Dahvana

The fate of ten
YA Lor
Lore, Pittacus

Queen of shadows
YA Maa
Maas, Sarah J.           

YA Man
Mancusi, Marianne

YA Man
Mancusi, Marianne

YA Man
Mancusi, Mari

The shepherd's crown
YA Pra
Pratchett, Terry

Library of souls
YA Rig
Riggs, Ransom

YA Rit
Ritter, William

Eleanor & Park
YA Row
Rowell, Rainbow

The blackthorn key
YA San
Sands, Kevin

The hired girl
YA Sch
Schlitz, Laura Amy

Zom-B fugitive
YA Sha
Shan, Darren

Thirteen chairs
YA She
Shelton, Dave

The walls around us
YA Sum
Suma, Nova Ren

Trouble is a friend of mine
YA Tro
Tromly, Stephanie

YA Wes
Westerfeld, Scott

Paper hearts
YA Wiv 
Wiviott, Meg

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spooky Bookish Facts

It's that time of year! Time for apple cider and horror novels. I just came across this list from Book Riot of creepy bookish trivia.

2. While books bound with human skin can be found in collections in several libraries, the Boston Athanaeum holds one of the few books bound with the skin of its author. While imprisoned, a highwayman wrote of his life, but could not afford to have it bound. Upon his death, he requested his skin be used and the memoir gifted to the man who had originally caught him.

4. Virginia Poe, late wife of Edgar Allen Poe, startled the family one night while singing and playing the piano. During that time, her lungs began to hemorrhage from her Tuberculosis and she started bleeding from the mouth.

12. Though it may seem like an odd ritual now, visiting the corpse of a loved (complete with hugging) was a common practice in the 19th century. After his wife died at a young age, Ralph Waldo Emerson made it a routine to have her coffin opened every morning so he could embrace her corpse. This carried on for a year.

Head over to Book Riot for the complete list!
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