Five questions for Holly Black
Doll Bones written by Holly Black, illus. by Eliza Wheeler, McElderry, 8–12 years.
The Spiderwick Chronicles series written by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi, Simon, 8–12 years.
Modern Faerie Tales series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside) by Holly Black, McElderry, 13–16 years.
The Good Neighbors series (Kin, Kith, and Kind) written by Holly Black, illus. by Ted Naifeh, Graphix/Scholastic, 13–16 years.
Curse Workers series (White Cat, Black Heart, Red Glove) by Holly Black, McElderry, 13–16 years.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, Little, Brown, 13–16 years.
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories written by Holly Black, illus. by Theo Black, Big Mouth, 13–16 years.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus written by Mary Shelley, adapted and illus. by Gris Grimly, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 11–14 years.
Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 11–14 years.
The Circle [Engelsfors Trilogy] by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg, trans. by Per Carlsson, Overlook, 13–16 years.
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn, HarperTeen, 13–16 years.
More silly than spooky
Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage, Dial, 3–5 years.
Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat written by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, Atheneum, 4–7 years.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type written by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, Atheneum, 4–7 years.
Bedtime Monsters by Josh Schneider, Clarion, 4–7 years.
Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover written by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Disney-Hyperion, 4–7 years.
Vampirina Ballerina written by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Disney-Hyperion, 4–7 years.
Boo! Participation encouraged
Spooky Friends [Spooky Friends] written by Jane Feder, illus. by Julie Downing, Scholastic, 6–8 years.
Monsters on the Loose!: A Seek-and-Solve Mystery! written by Bruce Hale, illus. by Dave Garbot, HarperCollins/Harper, 6–8 years.
Your Skeleton Is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder from Six Feet Under written by Kurt Cyrus, illus. by Crab Scrambly, Disney-Hyperion, 6–8 years.
Trick-or-Treat: A Happy Haunter’s Halloween written by Debbie Leppanen, illus. by Tad Carpenter, Beach Lane/Simon, 6–8 years.
Non-gory scary stories
The Screaming Staircase [Lockwood & Co.] by Jonathan Stroud, Disney-Hyperion, 8–11 years.
The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield written by John Bemelmans Marciano, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Viking, 10–12 years.
The Ghost in the Glass House by Carey Wallace, Clarion, 10–12 years.
Wicked Cruel: Three Urban Legends by Rich Wallace, Knopf, 10–12 years.
These titles were featured in the October 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.