Spooky Reads, Tricks and Treats

Posted October 28, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Celebrations / 0 Comments

I can’t believe it’s already Fall and Halloween is here!  Where does the time go?  If you’re a fan of Halloween, we’ve got some great spooky reads for all ages!  Above all, we wish you a safe and fun weekend!

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BAD MOON RISING by Jonathan Maberry.  A new master of terror reigns supreme. And in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive.  Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive.

TRICK OR TREAT MURDER by Leslie Meier.  Haunted-house parties and ghostly galas. . .grinning pumpkins, mayhem and murder. It’s going to be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker’s Cove. . . It’s October in Maine, and everyone in Tinker’s Cove is preparing for the annual Halloween festival.  Trick-or-treat turns deadly as a little digging in all the wrong places puts Lucy too close to a shocking discovery that could send all her best-laid plans up in smoke. . .

HALLOWEEN TRICKS & TREATS from Better Homes and Gardens.   From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, Halloween Tricks and Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to your Halloween parties and celebrations.

   

BALLAD: A GATHERING OF FAIRIE by Maggie Stiefvater.  Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you. James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening.

HARBOR by John Ajvide Lindqvist.  One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While the couple explore the lighthouse, Maja disappears — either into thin air or under thin ice — leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, alone and more or less permanently drunk, Anders returns to the island to regroup. He slowly realises that people are not telling him all they know; even his own mother, it seems, is keeping secrets.

THE HAUNTING HOUR by R. L. Stine.  Ten terrifying tales that will haunt you forever.  Read the spine-tingling story of a baby-sitter who loves evil tricks . . . the terrifying tale of a boy who dared to lie down in the tomb of an ancient mummy . . . the ghastly story of two boys just dying to have the scariest Halloween ever…and more. These are the original stories that inspired the hit TV show R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

   

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, CURIOUS GEORGE by H. A. Rey.  Halloween is here, and Curious George is getting ready for the big night. There are so many costumes to try on, treats to share, and games to play! George has so much Halloween fun picking out the perfect pumpkin, decorating his house, and celebrating with his friends that he’s not sure he’s ready for the day to end.

HALLOWEEN MICE! by Bethany Roberts.  Simple, spirited verse and lively watercolors capture the excited anticipation and shivery delight of a favorite holiday. Four Halloween mice dress up in costumes for a midnight romp in the pumpkin patch. But they hadn’t counted on a Halloween cat! Children will applaud as the mice’s clever plan scares the cat away-and the littlest mouse gets the last laugh.

BATS AT THE LIBRARY by Brian Lies.  Another inky evening’s here – The air is cool and calm and clear. Can it be true? Oh, can it be? Yes! Bat Night at the library! Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest!

What are your favorite spooky reads?

Happy Halloween from Lazy Day Books!
Kimberly

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