Book Recommendations Newsletter - Halloween 2009
We have some special Halloween book recommendations to share with you. From not-so-scary books for youngsters to chilling tales for teens, these great books make fun gifts for Halloween.
Halloween Book Recommendations
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas - Inspire lively activity with this delightful picture book starring a bossy ladybug who will engage youngsters in a frenetic face-making frenzy. A terrific and not-so-scary Halloween book for ages 2 to 5. See more book recommendations for Ages 2-5.
Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee - This gentle, lyrical tale, of a young girl who dreams of flying is beautifully matched with dreamy woodcut illustrations, creating a Halloween book that is pure magic. For ages 4 to 8. See more book recommendations for Ages 5-8.
Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise - This clever and funny ghost-story makes an ideal Halloween tale, complete with a haunted Victorian mansion, a cat named Shadow, and an irritable ghost. A page turner for ages 8 to 12. See more book recommendations for Ages 8-10.
The Eyeball Collector by F E Higgins - This spine-tingling story starring the Eyeball Collector - a one-eyed con man who wants a different bejeweled fake eyeball for each day of the week - is deliciously nasty and perfect for readers with a taste for clever twists, engaging riddles, and macabre plots. For ages 10 to 14. See more book recommendations for Ages 10-12.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey - Not for the faint-hearted, this dark gothic tale with frequent shocks, plagues of monsters, and a spattered miasma of blood and bone, might just be the best horror novel of the year. For ages 13-17. See more book recommendations for Ages 12-14.
The Wild Things by Dave Eggers - Dave Eggers new book, based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak, is funny, dark and personal and shows us a very real Max who is capable of startling acts of wildness. An adult book recommended for teens over 14. See more book recommendations for Teens.
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben Winters = This hilarious and bizarre revision of the classic from Jane Austen is strangely entertaining and preserves the nuanced love story while overlaying rampaging sea monsters, unscrupulous rogues, and plenty of wit. An adult book recommended for both parents and teens over 14. See more book recommendations for Parents and Teens.
We hope you share our love of literature and passion to inspire people of all ages to read and will consider GiftLit for your next gift purchase.