As All Hallows’ Eve slowly approaches, BookPal is looking forward to a night of tricks, treats, and scares!
Nothing gives us the chills quite like a scary story. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular bulk Halloween books to get you in a frightful mood.
Here are some of our favorite bulk Halloween books, perfect to read on a cold, rainy day:
1. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
From the acclaimed writer of Fahrenheit 451 comes an exciting fantasy thriller. When a mysterious carnival comes to town, two young boys must fight to escape from clutches of the elusive Illustrated Man, who goes by the name Mr. Dark, and the Dust Witch.
2. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
A young solicitor named Arthur Kipps moves into the desolate Eel Marsh House in rural England after coming to town to attend a funeral. He soon discovers that he is being haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images – a deserted rocking chair, the sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream, and a mysterious woman dressed in black. This chilling story will surely keep you on your toes.
3. The Witches by Roald Dahl
Renowned children’s author Roald Dahl tells the eerie tale of a group of witches who want to eradicate Great Britain of children by turning them into mice. Will anyone be able to foil their plan in time?
4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
This collection of freaky stories of folklore and urban legends will haunt your dreams for days to come. Stories include tales of skeletons roaming the Earth, a ghost’s revenge plot, and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s creepy drawings bring this collection of over 20 short stories to life.
5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Hold on to your head! Taking place in 1790 in a town called Sleepy Hollow, this timeless tale tells the story of a schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, who is haunted by a headless horseman.
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
In this classic thriller, a young and eager Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster from old body parts while highly underestimating the grave consequences of his actions.
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This post was written by Michelle Drucker, the chief of staff at BookPal. She is currently reading Radical Candor by Kim Scott.