October 24, 2008

Best Books for Halloween

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Best Books for Halloween

Leave the Lights On For These Books! Halloween is upon us, and you know what that means! Well, besides free candy and dressing up in costumes, the next best way to celebrate this holiday is by reading a great scary book. Here are some books that will get you jumping out of your seat and sleeping with the nightlight on:

School Spirits by Michael O. Tunnell

Set in the 1950s, School Spirits is about a boy who moves to a new town when his father takes another job. Life is hard enough when you have to make new friends at a new school, but it gets even tougher when you’re visited by a ghost and asked to solve the mystery behind the murder.

he House on Hackman’s Hill by Joan Lowery Nixon
Even the name of this book sounds scary! Get ready to be frightened when Jeff and Debbie are trapped in an old mansion with an evil ancient spirit. The $10,000 reward to find the missing mummy in the mansion sure sounded like a good idea at the time . . .

The New Year’s Party (Fear Street Series) by R. L. Stine (for ages 12 and up)

How can you have a list of Halloween books without including one of the most popular horror novelists of all time? R. L. Stine’s Fear Street series date back to the 1990′s, but it still scares the dickens out of me! The New Year’s Party is a thrilling page-turner that you won’t want to put down! Basic premise: a practical joke + death + revenge = SUSPENSE!

But keep in mind that the Fear Street series is for teen readers. If you’re not into all the high school stuff yet, then R. L. Stine also has a Goosebumps HorrorLand series about a freaky amusement park with no clear exit. Ordinary kids are being summoned to HorrorLand — but why? You’ll just have to read the series to find out . . .

What are YOUR favorite scary books?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

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  1. S

    The Alex Rider Adventures…Adventures? I call it a death wish. These
    books aren’t really scary, they’re just disturbing! I mean, what if you
    read that a ton of computers were being distrubited all over the world,
    and if you turned one on, it would blow up and everyone around it.
    Yeah. I didn’t go on MY computer for about two days…

  2. Ariel (magic-esi)

    I was Hermione last year! Except, I used a big black shirt and a lacy
    black skirt to create the robe. Also, I had to use a witch’s hat which
    crumpled over 9 out of 10 times you stuck it on your head. But I
    fortunately had a wand, which was very handy. (We found out that if you
    point it at a door and say ‘Alohomora’ someone will come out and give
    you candy! It’s amazing!) But anyway, I was the Cookie Monster’s friend
    this year. I looked like Dr. Seuss in my homemade costume! Maybe I
    should start buying costumes.