Horror Books for Teens

Earlier this week I shared some ghost stories for kids. Today I'm sharing HORROR BOOKS FOR TEENS!! This list is YA horror that are all set in small towns. Right now Ella and Ronin are totally obsessed with the Walking Dead series. And some of the Walking Dead takes place in small towns, but for the most part, Rick and his crew are on the move so I didn't include any of the WD series in this list. BUT....just in case you are interested. Did you know that there are Walking Dead stand alone novels in addition to the graphic novels? I have read two of them: The Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury. They were both very good and gave a LOT of insight into the character of The Governor.

There is just one more Zombie-ish book I want to share with you. It's called The Girl With All the Gifts and it's an amazing book. And it will make you question what really makes us human.

So...what about the books on this list? What do you think you or your teen will likely read this Halloween season?

 

 

Ghost Stories for Kids

Can you believe that October is right around the corner? My kids have been busy trying to figure out what they'd like to dress up as this year. Zombies seem to be leading the list right now. But besides dressing up, this is a great time to introduce your kids to some ghost stories!

The #TamapTrio love a good ghost story. Listed below are some great ghost stories for the independent readers in your life! You could also do these as a read-aloud for younger kids. You may want to read the books beforehand to make sure that they are not too scary for little ones. Of this books on this list, my kids LOVED The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. In fact, if you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see Haley and Ella meeting Jonathan at the ALA Annual Conference last summer. The girls absolutely loved his book Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. The Night Gardener, while more "scary" than Peter Nibmle, is equally fantastic and showcases the brilliance of the author. The Night Gardener is a Victorian ghost story about two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling. And I don't know about you, but I'll take any opportunity to teach my children about morals and values. 

Have you or your children read of these books? Do any titles/covers look interesting to you??

 Haley & Jonathan at ALA 2016

Ella and Jonathan at ALA 2016

New Fantasy and Science Fiction Books

There are some GREAT new Fantasy and Science Fiction books available this month! I LOVE Terry Pratchett, and have already put a hold on The Long Earth. I've had The Salt Line: A Novel on my holds list for quite some time and now I'm 4th in the holds queue!  Reincarnation Blues : A Novel I gave away last month at Books & Bingo. I love being able to give away copies of books before they are even published!

Any of these books look like something you and/or your children/spouse might enjoy?? I know Haley will want to read The Salt Line.  And both of us have already read At the Table of Wolves and it was REALLY GOOD!!