Tuesday, October 15, 2013

4 Kids | Creepy Reading

It's October, and you know what that means: time for some creepy reading. Get into the Halloween spirit and read some scary books...if you dare!
Every October I like to check out tons of books. Ok, well maybe 25, since that's the limit at the library....seriously! Can you believe it? You can check out 25 books for free with a library card!!! Wow!
Anyway. Back to the creepy books. Here's what I'm reading now. Join me...if you're brave enough.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Yes, I blogged about this book a while ago when I checked it out. I started it, and got just a tad bit freaked out (truth be told). But darn it's good. And I'm going to find the strength and bravery to finish it. Don't judge me for being scared. C'mon. Bod (short for Nobody) is being raised in a graveyard by ghosts! So you're thinking: get out of the graveyard! Right? Wrong! If Bod leaves the protection of the graveyard, he will most likely come under attack by Jack, the man who killed his entire family. Ok. I'm going to finish this one -- during the day, with lots of lights on. Join me, will you?
So if you're in the mood for a creepy read, here are a couple of oldies but goodies.
Skellig by David Almond. So Michael is pretty excited about moving into a new house. But then things change. His baby sister gets sick, and his parents are always away tending to her. So he ventures into the garage where he finds something -- a man? a beast? who knows? Michael's life quickly changes. This is a mystery, and it quite scared me. But it's also the story of friendship. I highly recommend it.
Now for the very brave among you, gentle readers, might I suggest a collection of scary stories: Favorite Scary Stories of American Children. While the Library has lots of scary story collections, this one is my absolute favorite because it has my absolute favorite scary story: "The Red Velvet Ribbon." Yikes. It scares me just to think about it.

So there you have it. Some creepy reading just in time for Halloween.

Read if you dare....

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