All Hallows Read 2011

One of Highland Park Public Library's favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, thought up All Hallows Read last year - a new literary Halloween tradition of giving someone a scary book. On the All Hallows Read website, Gaiman, publishers, and assorted blogs around the web have provided some recommendations (including our blog post from last year, which will only remain on the web until January), but we have a few new suggestions:

Picture Books:

Poultrygeist by Mary Jane Auch

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet

Boo, Bunny! by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Easy Readers - JP:

The Flat Man by Rose Impey

This Book is Haunted by Joanne Rocklin

In a Dark Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

A Dark and Noisy Night: A Silly Thriller with Peggy the Pig by Lisa Thiesing

Juvenile Books - J Fiction or Nonfiction:

The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger

The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman

Wait til Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Half-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories

Young Adult Books - JY:

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Bonechiller by Graham McNamee

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories by Vivian Vande Velde

Malice by Chris Wooding

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories


As always, a display of Halloween books is in the Youth Department hallway, and you can ask our librarians for other suggestions by coming in to visit, or using our IM Reference services linked on our main kids' page.

If you have any favorite scary kids' reads, please recommend them in comments!!

Spooky reading!

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