Neil Gaiman proposes that, since there are so few traditions that involve giving books:
on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.
Sounds like a great idea. My suggestions are:
Adults: Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger
YA: Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Children over 10: John Harris Dunning, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers (Graphic Novel)
Children 9-12: Has to be Neil Gaiman’s Coraline
Children 7 – 12: Anything from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events:
Children 4+: Raymond Briggs, Fungus the Bogeyman
Any other suggestions?
Tiny URL for this post: http://tinyurl.com/32z5qon