Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Books for Scary Fun, Part 2: Graphic Novels

Halloween and graphic novels just go together, don’t they?

 BABYMOUSE: Monster Mash by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Will BABYMOUSE have a scary costume (what she wants) or be a fairy (like the cool girls want)? There’s a lot to love about this book. It’s funny. It takes off in weird directions. It lets BABYMOUSE be a hero.

 New Monster in School by Sean O’Reilly
This is part of the Mighty Mighty Monsters series. Although it’s not exactly a Halloween story, it’s about monsters, so I figure it qualifies! This series tells about the early life of 8 monsters. In this book, the Mighty Monsters have to take on the challenge of a new student who plans to beat the boys in their quest for the Mon-Star Award.

 Stone Rabbit: Night of the Dust Bunnies by Erik Craddock
This book is part of the Stone Rabbit series. What happens when the energy from an atomic night lamp hits a house full of dust? Zombie Dust Bunnies! Read this book to find out what happens when Stone Rabbit and his 2 friends head out for a night of trick or treating. Like potty humor? You’ll like this book.

Shop Indie Bookstores Eek & Ack vs the Wolfman by Blake A. Hoena, illustrated by Steve Harpster
Eek and Ack are 2 aliens who repeatedly try to conquer Earth. When they visit Earth during Halloween, they fit right in with the other trick-or-treaters. Will they succeed this time? First they must deal with the fearsome Wolfman. I liked how the graphics in this book were creepy enough but not visually confusing the way many graphic novels are for me. This is one of a series of Eek & Ack books.

 Little Vampire by Joann Sfar
This is a very strange book. It’s simple and bizarre. Sweet and sarcastic. Heroic and devious. The book I read contained 3 stories: Little Vampire Goes to School, Little Vampire Does Kung Fu, and Little Vampire and the Canine Defenders Club. All the stories revolve around a young vampire and his unlikely friendship with a human boy. I think this book will most appeal to kids who take a somewhat sarcastic view of life.

Amelia Rules! Loosely in Disguise and Frightened by Jimmy Gownley (sorry, no link)
Amelia planned to spend Halloween with her dad but he cancelled at the last minute. Instead, Amelia’s Aunt Tanner throws her a party. Good, right? Well, maybe not. This is Book 3 of the Amelia Rules! series.

 Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson
Hannah Marie is excited because this is the first Halloween she gets to go out trick-or-treating with the big kids. When they abandon her is a spooky house, things get very interesting. The graphics are outstanding. I spent a lot of time looking at the amazing details in each picture. This is the first book in the series.

 Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon
I’m sorry but I wasn’t able to get a copy of this in time for this post. However, I did find a trailer that looks interesting. This is Book 4 of the Dragonbreath series. Trailer.

Looking for more Halloween books? Click here for Part 1. Looking for Halloween crafts? Click here and also stay tuned for this week's Friday Fun!
Happy Halloween!

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