Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Reading Haunts - 2012

So, here are my top picks for the best Halloween and Halloween/Fall-esque/Spooky picture books, children's books, YA novels and even a few "non children's books" novels!  The list is made up of some new books, some old favorites, and a few that I've been wanting to read but haven't had a chance to.  I would love to just sit all day on Halloween and read these books, but unfortunately I won't be doing that, maybe I'll sneak a few in though :)

Hope you enjoy your Halloween!

What books are you reading this Halloween??

For the children's/YA/Adult novel choices:







The next four are specifically novels surrounding the Salem Witch Trials, I used to be fascinated by this historical episode when I was in upper elementary school, which is probably strange, but I just found it so interesting and strange:


I was obsessed with this book when I was in third or fourth grade, not sure what it was about it, I'll have to go back and read some day and see why I continued to check it out:



And for the Picture Books!




This one was suggested to me by a few people, and I haven't read it yet but LOVE the illustrations so thanks to Julie Danielson and Lindsey Manwell for pointing me to it!:



One of my favorites when I was little:



And from Jane Yolen, haven't read this before but looks interesting, unfortunately my library doesn't have it!:


And last but not least, I'm not sure when this tradition stopped, probably about the time we got a DVD player, but I have fond memories of watching this movie every, single Halloween:




8 comments:

  1. Great choices, some of these are real favorites.

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  2. I LOVE zen ghosts. YAY! Happy Halloween!!

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    1. I know, I love those! Have a great day :)

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  3. I love The Night Circus and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane! I finally got Splendors and Glooms from the library, which I plan to read as soon as I finish The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes. We didn't read any of these picture books this year! So many books, so little time...

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    1. I LOVE the Night Circus, and haven't read Deliverance Dane yet but have had it sitting on my shelf for a while! And Splendors and Glooms is really wonderful, I'm reading it slowly in between books for class, hope you like it too! Oh my gosh, the Witch Family, I remember reading that, that was another one in elementary school that I would check out from our school library every Halloween, I'd forgotten about that one! I'll have to add it to my list here :)

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  4. I need to look into SG :)

    Happy Halloween to you too :)

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    1. You really must, it's wonderful I'm reading it right now :) And thanks, have a great day!!

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