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10 books about Halloween
Pick up one of these featured titles on Halloween in May 2021.
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel by Ray Bradbury
This book was published 4 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.
Halloween Season by Lucy a Snyder
Category: Dark Fantasy
This book was published last year by Raw Dog Screaming Press and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.
Master storyteller Lucy A. Snyder has filled her cauldron with everything that Halloween means to her and distilled it into a spell-binding volume of stories. Within these pages you'll find thrills and chills, hilarity and horrors, the sweet and the naughty.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills
Category: Stories In Verse
This book was published 11 years ago by Cartwheel Books and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
A new version of the classic children's song with scary verses about Halloween.
The Book of Hallowe'en: The Origin and History of Halloween by A.M. Kelley
Category: New Age & Spirituality
This book was published 7 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 4.2 hours to read.
"...is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, [and] how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days of the year." --From Preface.
What Was I Scared Of? (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
This book was published 12 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The narrator is frightened by a pair of pale green pants with no one inside that seems to be following him, until the two meet and discover that they have nothing to fear. Features illustrations that glow in the dark.
Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond (Turner Classic Movies) by David J. Skal
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published last year by Running Press Adult and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Turner Classic Movies presents a festival of film frights, spanning monster greats to modern and classic horror to family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and a trove of images. Halloween Favorites spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time films, their associated sequels and remakes, and recommendations to expand your seasonal repertoire based on your favorites. Featured titles: Nosferatu (1922) Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dracula (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931) The Mummy (1933) Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) The Wolf Man (1941) Cat People (1942) Them (1953) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Curse of Frankenstein (1957) Horror of Dracula (1958) House on Haunted Hill (1959) The Birds (1963) Black Sunday (1960) Pit and the Pendulum (1961) The Haunting (1963) Night of the Living Dead (1968) Rosemary's Baby (1968) The Exorcist (1972) Young Frankenstein (1976) Halloween (1978) The Shining (1980) The Thing (1982) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Beetlejuice (1988) Hocus Pocus (1993) Scream (1996) Get Out (2017)
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
This book was published 21 years ago by Albert Whitman & Company and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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