Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

Quail Ridge Books recommends some fun, spooky Halloween reads

Posted October 23, 2011

Pumpkins are ready for carving at Ken's Produce in Garner on October 15, 2011.

The children's book staff at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh offers up these fun or spooky Halloween book recommendations.

  • "The Haunted House" by Giovanni Caviezel is a board book that welcomes little ones to a glittery, rhyming Halloween party with the friendliest ghosts and monsters you'll ever see. For ages 1 to 4. (Barron's, $6.99)
  • "Scary, Scary Halloween" by Eve Bunting features early illustrations by Jan Brett. Mysterious eyes look over the strange assortment of creatures gathering for Halloween – but is everything as it first appears? Rhymes and lovely, sharp illustrations for ages 3 and up. (Clarion, $6.95)
  • Ursula Vernon's Dragonbreath takes on a Halloween adventure in "No Such Thing As Ghosts." Danny and his friends have a Halloween like no other. You decide if Danny or Wendell save the day. For ages 8 and up. (Dial, $12.99)
  • Jon Scieszka has assembled another stellar set of stories for "Guys Read: Thriller." M.T. Anderson, Bruce Hale, Anthony Horowitz, and more are included in this collection of scary stories geared to young guys. For ages 8 and up. (Walden Pond $6.99)

And congratulations to Quail Ridge for being named one of the country's greatest independent bookstores by Newsweek's Daily Beast this week! I love the great programs they offer and great recommendations they make when I'm looking for books for my own kids.


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all