Books That Go Bump in the Night

Poultrygeist by Eric Geron, The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner

October is the official season of spooky reads.  Whether you want to be a bit scared or totally terrified, there’s a new book for you!  Here are our favorites of 2021.

PICTURE BOOKS
10 Spooky Pumpkins by Gris Gimly
Brains!: Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty
El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera
Frankenslime by Joy Keller
Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima  
How to Talk Monster by Lynn Plourde    
Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste
Poultrygeist by Eric Geron                           
Trick or Treat, Crankenstein! by Samantha Berger
Vampenguin by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Vampire Peter by Ben Manley                   
We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Goldie Hawk              
The Wheels on the Bus at Halloween by Sarah Kieley      
Which Nose for Witch? by David Crosby

NOVELS
13th Street: Tussle with the Tooting Tarantulas by David Bowles
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Camp Murderface: Doom in the Deep by Josh Berk & Saundra Mitchell
Dark Waters by Katherine Arden (ebook audiobook on Overdrive)
Desmond Cole, Ghost Patrol: The Vampire Ate My Homework by Andres Miedoso
Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Ghoulia and the Doomed Manor by Barbara Cantini (audiobook on Hoopla)
The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter: Narwhal I’m Around by Aaron Reynolds (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Karma Moon, Ghosthunter by Melissa Savage (ebook & audiobook on  Overdrive)
Long Lost by Jacqueline West (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)            
Ms. Frogbottom’s Field Trips: Fangs for Having Us! by Nancy Krulik (audiobook on Hoopla)
Night Frights: The Haunted Mustache by Joe McGee                    
Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)    
Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia (ebook on Overdrive & Hoopla)
Pixie Tricks: The Halloween Goblin by Tracey West           
The Plentiful Darkness by Heather Kassner          
Root Magic by Eden Royce (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)                                                  
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook on Hoopla)          

GRAPHIC NOVELS
The Accursed Vampire by Madeline McGrane (ebook on Overdrive)
Adventures of the Bailey School Kids: Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots by Pearl Low (ebook on Overdrive)
Ham Helsing: Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer (ebook on Overdrive)             
Paranorthern and the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke (ebook on Overdrive)
The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner (ebook on Overdrive)

NONFICTION
What Is the Story of the Mummy? by Sheila Keenan

Target Age

We’re halfway through National Pizza Month!  How much pizza have you eaten so far in celebration?  I haven’t eaten NEARLY enough.  I also haven’t had my fill of pizza books yet.  How about you?  Here are some of the latest slices of pizza literature available at Hoover Public Library.

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National Fossil Day is an annual celebration that highlights the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.  2021 marks just the 12th year of this holiday, which makes it relatively new.  Especially compared to the age of foss

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This month's Homeschool Hub is exploring the spooky side of science!  Join The Science Lady on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

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It seems that everywhere you go there are pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!  Well, 'tis the season.  And we're embracing it here at Hoover Public Library!  We're hosting a Pumpkin Palooza for fall fanatics on Monday,  October 18, 2021 at 4 p.m

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Two of our favorite authors have new books out this week.  One is from the author of The Light in Hidden Places (A Reese's YA Book Club Pick), and the other is

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Varian Johnson, the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning The Parker Inheritance, has a new novel -- a story about showing great courage and perseverance when life gets shuffled.

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Award-winning author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger continues her color exploration with her newest picture book.

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