So, do you think you’re brave enough to handle some extra spooky reads just in time for Halloween? If so, check out these great picks for boys (and possibly brave young girls as well):
The Haunted Playground by Shaun Tan
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He’s the last hope, the last apprentice.
This is the first book in the fantastic Last Apprentice series.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family.
Monsters (The Unexplained) by Judith Herbst
Explores such “”monsters”” as the Yeti, zombies, and the Loch Ness monster, debunking many of these fantastic stories. But what creatures might yet be lurking out there just waiting to be discovered? A great read for curious minds.
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe
Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household — a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits…and fangs! A horrific (yet humorous) read.
Enjoy these books and many more by visiting your local KDL branch library today!
Posted by: Eric