Halloween has arrived, so have you been scared enough yet? All over town, folks have decorated their yards with extremely scary, spine-tingling scenes which may yield a scream or two! Let me take this opportunity to give you a good, old-fashioned fright with some scary book recommendations for your young readers!
First on our recommended list is “The Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories” by Max Brallier, the first volume in the series of “Mister Shivers.” This book will have your young reader turn page after page to get to the end of each of the spine tingling tales. Will your young reader be able to finish all five of these scary stories before dark?! Written for younger readers with large print and pictures interspersed throughout the book, this spooky book may need to be read over and over again!
The second chilling book recommendation for your youngster is “Attack of the Vampire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales” written by David Lubar. This foreboding book has not five, not 10, not even 20, but 35 terrifying tales to read! Short, but not sweet, stories of creepiness and eye-rolling adventures that will deepen the trance your young reader will be under as they navigate through each tale. Let us know which tale scares you the most!
Our next suggestion for a day or night of frights is part of the “Eerie Elementary” series by Jack Chabert, “The School is Alive.” Were you a school monitor when you were in elementary school? I remember being able to wear the important vest to signify that I was the monitor for the day! In our featured, hair-raising book list, this title will most likely end up on top! Let Sam and his friends help you decide if his school is really alive! Then when your youngster arrives at their school on Monday, they can decide if their school could be alive as well?!
You’re not afraid of a few zombies walking around town…are (say “are” for 10 seconds) you? When is the last time your sleepover had a zombies invasion? In “The Zombie Chasers” Zack and his buddies found out the hard way how to eliminate the zombie attack: with a little brain power and with his werewolf buddy assisting, maybe the sleepover can resume tomorrow night? This unnerving story will elicit a few giggles throughout the pages, intermingled with a lot of goosebumps!
Speaking of a book giving you goosebumps, you’ll need to come right over to the library and check out ”Only If you Dare, 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom” by Josh Allen. This book has 13, nightmare-bringing stories for your youngster to read and get chilled to the bone! Let us know which one of these 13 tales keep lurking in your brain after you have read each and every evil tale!
Have a safe and fun Halloween!