Spine-tingling Books to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', 'Frankenstein' and 'Where’s My Mummy?' are just a few worthy reads.

Halloween is just around the corner, making this an ideal time for a spooky read. Share your recommendations in the comments.

Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by John Manders. 
A delightful book for young readers in preschool to first grade who want a slightly spooky story. InWhere’s My Mummy?, Baby Mummy loses his Mama Mummy when he ventures outside for a game of hide-and-shriek.

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and illustrated by S.D. Schindler.
This Halloween tale with eye-catching illustrations introduces a witch who discovers the joy of sharing. Recommended for ages four through eight.

All Hallow’s Eve:13 Stories by Vivian Vande Velde
Thirteen spine-tingling stories for teens, all set on Halloween.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Read the book and then attend the Carlsbad Playreaders Oct. 31 reading of the new play Hideous Progeny, a fictional account of how Mary Shelley came to write Frankenstein.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Halloween is the ideal time to read this parody of the beloved book. The subtitle says it all: The classic Regency romance – now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem! 


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