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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

Halloween Book Display

This post is a bit late - I made this display last week, but kept forgetting to blog about it! My fall book display was very successful and all the books were borrowed by last week, so my supervisor asked me to make a new display. Though a bit cliche, I chose Halloween, because it's fun and festive, and who doesn't love Halloween?

I went about the creation of this display a bit differently. While it is still definitely picture book-heavy, I tried to also incorporate chapter books, audio books, and a few non-fictions to appeal to older readers. We'll see if that is as successful as my display that was extremely picture book-centered - I hope it is! Also, while I picked a lot of books that are DEFINITELY Halloween books, I also picked books that might not actually be about Halloween, but are still intended to send a chill down the reader's spine. I think that this approach will appeal to a wider group of patrons. 


(Sorry for the glare on the book in the upper right! It is The Monsters' Monster.)


Books I chose: 

  • Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
  • Nightsong by Ari Berk
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting
  • Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
  • Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
  • T-Rex Trick-or-Treats by Lois G. Grambling
  • Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch
  • Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
  • The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
  • The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
  • The Vanishing Pumpkin by Tony Johnston
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
  • Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London
  • The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell
  • Pumpkin Heads by Wendell Minor
  • Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray
  • Haunted Castle on All Hallow's Eve by Mary Pope Osbourne
  • Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish 
  • Junie B., First Grader: Boo... and I Mean It! by Barbara Park 
  • We're Going on a Ghost Hunt by Susan Pearson
    Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
  • Moonlight the Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant
  • Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • 10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman
  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket
  • Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
  • The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
  • Tales to Keep You Up at Night by Ben H. Winters


Hopefully, this will get my library's patrons in the Halloween spirit!