Book Buzz Recommendations: October

October 27, 2017 | Luis Rivera
Book Buzz Recommendations

From pumpkin seeds to pumpkins turning green, this month's featured books are sure to bring some spooky fun for readers of all ages. Visit your local library for some fang-tastic reads!

(Ages 1-3)

The Ugly Pumpkin

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

The Ugly Pumpkin goes in search of where he rightfully belongs, and finds out he best fits in the most unexpected place.

 

(Pre-K –K)

The Hallo-wiener

The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

All the other dogs make fun of Oscar for being short and different. When it’s time for Halloween, he continues being made fun of for his bizarre costume, until the things that make him different make him a hero.

 

(Grades 1-3)

How Many Seeds In a Pumpkin?

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Miss Tiffin’s first grade class must guess which pumpkin has the most seeds. Is it the biggest pumpkin, the medium pumpkin or the smallest pumpkin? Charlie can’t come up with a guess and is surprised when he learns that some things are better in smaller packages.

 

(Grades 4-6)

Its Halloween, I'm Turning Green

It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green by Dan Gutman

A night of trick-or-treating for A.J. and his friends in Ella Mentry School turns into the weirdest, most memorable Halloween in the history of the universe.

 

 (Ages 12-18)

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by Various Authors

This collection of 14 short stories is inspired by classic tales from YA authors of all genres. From the supernatural to psychological thriller to tales that sound too unsettling to be true, these tales guarantee a spooky Halloween season.

 

(Ages 18 & Up)

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

A killer stalks a group of ten total strangers on an isolated island off the Devon coast in a suspenseful story of murder and retribution set to a sinister nursery rhyme.

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