All Hallow’s Read Week here in WV

Regular readers might know about my tiny little obsession with Neil Gaiman. He is all things wonderful and my top ten favorite book list could be all Gaiman all the time if I was honest. He is a staunch supporter of many things which earn even more respect from me such as Open Rights Group and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. In his quest to keep reading pertinent, last year he started All Hallow’s Read.  He suggested that instead of candy perhaps we should give people books, scary books preferably, but any books would do.

This year things are moving along.
He has made video promoting it.

There is poster competition
He has a list if you don’t know where to start.

I thought I would help. This week will be a week of lists and reviews which will help celebrate All Hallow’s Read. Since Neil’s list neglected picture books I thought I would start there.

Give books.  Read books. (And have candy while you do it.)

Top 13 (Mostly) Scary Picture Books in WVRedReads’ House
(in no particular order)

  1. Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann
  2. The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting
  3. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  4. The Banshee by Eve Bunting
  5. Old Devil Wind by Barry Root
  6. Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole
  7. The Flying Witch by Jane Yolan
  8. Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting
  9. The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
  10. Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
  11. Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci
  12. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read) by Alvin Schwartz
  13. The Tailypo: A Ghost Story by Joanna C. Galdone