Books To Get You in the Mood for Halloween


It's that time of year!  Time for Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes to celebrate all things spooky, all things pumpkin, all things autumn, all things ghostly, all things October - we love Halloween!  I have a stack of books lined up for you this year, along with a few other things.  Today, our Kansas weather is rainy and dreary, and tonight, my daughters and I will deck the house in Halloweeny splendor.

I thought I'd give you a (highly pinnable) sneak peek at some of the books I'm sharing this month. Most of these are new to 2014, and are written for older middle-grade readers or teens. One is a graphic novel. These are not the only books I have on the horizon - there are picture books and vintage treats, too - and I still have library bags full of non-Halloween titles.  I'm a little crazy, but you already knew that, I hope!

Pictured Above, Top Row:  The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser. Groundwood Books, 2014;  The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby. Scholastic, 2014; The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. Amulet Books, 2014.  Middle Row:  The Cabinet of Curiosities by Stefan Bachman, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne. Greenwillow Books, 2014; Ghost Doll and Jasper by Fiona McDonald. Sky Pony Press, 2012. Bottom Row: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013; Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday. EgmontUSA, 2014; Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block. HarperTeen, 2014. 



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  1. Fun! I always watch Hocus Pocus or Practical Magic to get in the mood.

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    1. I was just talking about Hocus Pocus with my sister - she loves it, but somehow, I never actually saw it! Practical Magic was too different from the book for me, but I love the soundtrack. Go figure! ;)

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  2. WOWIE KAZOWIE!!!! what an amazing list!!!! i want to read them all!!!! ooh I love it! will share on FB over the weekend! Have fun decorating, we're gonna get on that as well! kissy kissy!

    have your kids seen the Eddie Murphy 'The Haunted Mansion'??

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    1. They haven't seen The Haunted Mansion! Should we put it on our list?

      I finished two books on the list, and I'm about 2/3 of the way through a third. The girls have stuff they want to read, too. Big Sis has a stack of Mary Downing Hahn, just waiting for her...

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  3. You are really making me want to go in the mood for Halloween now! My home is not really decorated for ghosts but more geared toward autumn. I a not a fan of horror stories either.... (I am such a sissy!) LOL I saw your instagram pictures! You got so much going on in the house! It must have been fun to decorate! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I used do sweet and cartoony Autumn harvest stuff (with owls, of course), but I've started saving that stuff for after Halloween, as we gear up for Thanksgiving. By the time we decorate for Christmas, I'm very tired of my harvest golds, oranges, and browns. ;)

      As for decor, I found all that black creepy fabric at Dollar Tree for a buck apiece! I want to get more of it. Have a beautiful weekend yourself!

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  4. Oh what an awesome list!! These books look super fab. I want to read them all too! Your October posts are the best. I can't wait! Decorating for Halloween sounds like so much fun, wish we had it in Greece too!

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    1. I'm going to have to pull it all down the morning after Halloween. Little Sis's birthday is the very next day, and we have to have her party that day! I tried to convince her to have a Day-After-Halloween themed party, with everyone getting to wear their costumes one more time, but she wants a fall fairy party instead. Oh, well. I'll just be ready to tear my hair out, I'm sure. Have a great weekend!

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