Monday, October 8, 2012

Neil Gaiman's All Hallow's Read

What is All Hallow's Read?

In the words of Neil Gaiman, creator of All Hallow's Read (he's so silly):

Basically, you give someone a scary book for Halloween. Appropriately scary, of course. It can be a kid, a grown up, anyone you know (or don't know. Even strangers like to read. And who doesn't want  a free book?)

If you go the All Hallow's Read site, you will find lots of answers to FAQs and also cool extras, such as this book plate that you can print out and affix to the book you are giving away. Or print it onto card stock and make it a bookmark.

On the All Hallow's Read site you can also find book recommendations by Neil Gaiman and links to lists by others.

Here are a few of our family's favorite Halloween reads:

Picture Books:

Middle Grade:
  Young Adult:

Ok, so maybe Keturah isn't a Halloween read per se, but since it came out with this new creepy cover it looks like one. And it has Death as a main character. And it's awesome.

What are some scary Halloween books you'd recommend?


Scott said...

I really like what I've read of Joseph Delaney's The Last Apprentice series for older MG and up. I also enjoy the usual classic horror stories. My Halloween read this year is Occultation and Other Stories by Laird Barron. I've only read the first story so far. I hope the others up the creepy, but it was still a nicely written ghost story, most definitely for a non-kid audience.

Yamile said...

I just got I Am Legend in the mail and I'm re-reading Coraline. Of course, my attempts at picture book writing qualify as horror but that's a whole another story :-)

And thanks for including Neil's video. You know I love him :-)