Halloween-flavored stories – Sam’s picks for all ages

Picture book:

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex. (What gets me about this book is that it’s got enough ideas for 10-20 books. He could have spread out the words a bit and sold books for years.)


Rabbit and Skunk and the Spooky Rock


Georgie (the Ghost) I loved this book when I was a kid! Did they take the Beetlejuice plot from this book?


The Snarkout Boys and The Baconburg Horror

The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror

 Recently I called “The Neddiad” a “Snarkout Boys books writ large, very large” and Pinkwater disagreed on his own blog.

Perhaps he didn’t realize the magnitude of the compliment. The Snarkout Boys books have it all and more. I love the Snarkout Boys and always wanted another.

“Avocado of Death” is a great book, but I think Baconburg Horror fits a little better at Halloween. Heck, you may as well just read both of them.

Young Adults:

If you’re reading YA books, you need a break from all the “drama.” Chill-out a bit and read the Baconburg Horror.


The Haunting of Lamb House by Joan Aiken

This book is quite unsettling.

It’s very much tangled up in “The Turn of the Screw” which James wrote whilst staying in Lamb House or something like that. Frankly, I’ve never read “Turn of the Screw” but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this disturbing tale.

for madcap Halloween silliness:



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