Saturday, October 19, 2013

Six top Halloween books for kids of all ages

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Dell Villa tagged six great Halloween books for kids of all ages, including:
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell

This kids’ horror compendium served as a slippery slope to the Goosebumps series, Christopher Pike, and, finally, onward to Edgar Allen Poe. I can recall the elementary library waiting list agony that preceded my greedy, feverish consumption of these stories, and my fascination at the illustrations that accompanied each one. By adult standards, tales like “Old woman all skin and bone” and “The Thing” are only mildly chilling, and perfect for the slumber party or campfire set. And the two books that follow up Scary Stories are filled with equally frightful fables.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue