Here are some Halloween questions for our blog readers to ponder: Are fantasy book lovers born or made? Do books create the love for the subject, or does the reader choose fantasy books based on their interests? Fantasy readers, can you think of titles from your youth that may have instilled a love for fantasy? (For me, it was Anna Elizabeth Bennett’s Little Witch.)
Betsy’s blog provides great examples of traditional Halloween subjects. If those covers don’t woo little readers into the realm of fantasy, perhaps the not-so-traditional titles below will. Who can resist a goopy ghost?
The Goopy Ghost of Halloween, by V. R. Duin (BookSurge Publishing, 2009)
If monsters are a bit too scary, just remember: even monsters need haircuts…
Even Monsters Need Haircuts Walker Books for Young Readers, 2010)
…and even skeletons get hiccups.
Skeleton Hiccups By McElderry, 2005)
For our young friends who love Easter but aren’t too sure about spooks:
Boo, Bunny! By Sandpiper; Reprint edition, 2010)
Happy Halloween, everyone!