It’s Halloween, and I’m busy reading…

scary books. This post is from 2009, and I still don’t quite feel like it’s Halloween until we pull out these books and at least take a glimpse. It’s hard, really, to sip a mug of pumpkin chai latte without thinking of Too Many Pumpkins. Β And wondering, what would it be like to not like pumpkins? Of when the boys fight, it’s hard not to think of the sibling-like qualities of cooperation in Pumpkin Soup.

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37 comments on “It’s Halloween, and I’m busy reading…
  1. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. My friends and I petrified each other with this one every October. Now my oldest is loving it for the same reason.

    It’s definitely not advisable for younger kids. Their nightmares will keep you up for weeks!

  2. Thanks for the tips; I’ll definitely check them out!
    Thanks for visiting my Tolkien quotes TT. I like that particular quote a lot too! πŸ™‚

  3. I haven’t read any of them, but between being scared of scary books and not having Halloween here in Israel I suppose it’s no wonder lol.

  4. Those look lovely! my “babies are all inbetweenies right now. πŸ™ Too grown (28) or too young (5 months), but I might just head to the librabry with this list, anyway… for future reference.

  5. I love Skeleton Hiccups in particular as I love how the text is arranged on the page. I have 2 recommendations as well: Neil Gaiman’s Wolves in the Walls and Carl Reiner’s Tell Me A Scary Story: But Not Too Scary. Both are really excellent!
    Thanks for visiting my TT πŸ™‚

  6. I don’t know any of those. πŸ™ How I miss Halloween that once was and I’m told by my new neighbors that there’s not a lot of kids that come around. πŸ™

    Happy TT!

  7. I completely forgot about the Gruffalo!! And I have never heard of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich — but it sounds right up our alley. Witch next door series — another one I have yet to explore.

    You guys are truly making this the BEST Halloween ever.

  8. Beware the Brindlebeast by Anita Riggio, as I looked at your books, I tried to remember what we used to read and my 16 y/o helped me. This might be one worth checking out, the illustrations are great.

    Happy Thursday.

  9. What a wonderful list you’ve compiled for one of my favorite holidays. I wish I could say I’ve read at least one of them, alas, no children has rather left me out of the children’s books loop.

    Recently, one of my customers shared something wonderful with me. Her son is a very gifted illustrator and has collaborated on many children’s books and even written a few. His favorite subjects seem to be the unusual and macabre things that kids love. Please go take a look at his site. I think you’ll be as amazed by his talent as I was.

    No, I promise, this isn’t a spam comment.

    Thank you for visiting my site today and for your comment there.

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