Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. Grab your pumpkin latte and let's look at books for Halloween.
Recommendations for Adults:
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Jul 2017)
The surviving members of a forgotten teen detective club and their dog reunite as broken adults on an effort to solve a terrifying cold case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison.
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (Apr 2016)
Supernatural mysteries and suburban drama collide in the early hours after the Halloween of 1988 for four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls, in the first installment of this graphic novel series.
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (Jan 2014)
After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate, but what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined.
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry (Oct 2011)
Injected by a prison doctor with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake after death, a condemned serial killer experiences unforeseen, contagious side effects and emerges from his grave to begin a murderous rampage that is combated by two small-town cops.
The Feast of All Souls by Simon Bestwick (Dec 2016)
378 Collarmill Road looks like an ordinary house. But sometimes, the world outside the windows isn't the one you expect to see. And sometimes you'll turn around and find you're not alone.
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson (Oct 2017)
Every time she bleeds a murderer is born.
Recommendations for Teens:
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle (Aug 2015)
Every October Cara and her family become mysteriously and dangerously accident-prone, but this year is when Cara will begin to unravel the accident season's dark origins.
Demon Derby by Carrie Harris (Jul 2014)
Once a true daredevil, South Carolina high school junior Casey is in remission from cancer when a terrifying encounter at a Halloween party leads her to become a demon-fighting roller derby girl.
Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics (Sep 2015)
When Amanda Verner's family moves from their small mountain cabin to a cabin in the prairies it becomes obvious to Amanda that something is very wrong with her new home.
13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt (Aug 2015)
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue to how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly.
Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward (Feb 2016)
Wishing she could just spend time with her new girlfriend, Lea struggles with the decline in humanity as an environmental disaster strikes.
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux (May 2017)
Escaping from her harsh school before finding work as a maid in an English boarding house, Louisa realizes that her mysterious employer and his staff execute cruel judgments on the guests.
Recommendations for Kids:
EEK! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton (Aug 2016)
The chickens are nervous. Witches, wizards, robots, and an alarmingly enormous mouse are prowling around town tonight, and it's up to the chickens to get to the bottom of it!
Herbert's First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant (Aug 2017)
Herbert and his father prepare for his first Halloween by making a tiger costume and practicing a big roar.
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt (Aug 2013)
Scaredy Squirrel has put together a collection of helpful safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common Halloween obstacles.
Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion (Jul 2017)
Pig is excited about Halloween but Pug loses his holiday spirit because of his uncomfortable costume.
Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat by Nick Bruel (Aug 2016)
Bad Kitty is frightened by the creatures on Halloween, but when she sees all the holiday treats she decides to be a very bad kitty and chases the scary creatures away.
The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea (Jul 2017)
A young ghost lives by a dark forest, but he's afraid of monsters and too scared to go there, inviting young readers to turn the pages and explore it on their own.
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini (Jun 2017)
When Kelly loses a little boy to monsters who live under his bed during her first babysitting job, she learns about a secret society of babysitters who fight monsters.
Monsterland by James Crowley (Aug 2017)
Chased into the woods by neighborhood bullies who are after his Halloween candy, fifth grader Charlie quickly gets lost and finds his way into Vampyreishtat - or Monsterland, an uncharted land where werewolves, mummies, and vampires live freely - and with the help of the Monster of all Monsters, Charlie hopes he will find his cousin who disappeared a year ago.