Come down to your School Library and check out some of these Playaways and other audiobooks. Listen to a scary story on this spooky day!
New Horror Fiction
Halloween is less than a week away. Are you scared? Here are some Halloween related titles that are new to us at the School Library. If you aren’t scared now, you will be if you read one of them.
The story that SCARED me the most…
Teachers and staff at Lord Tweedsmuir share the stories that scared them the most. Use the comments below if you want to add your scariest story to the list.
Ms. Robinson shares:
“I literally slept with the lights on for WEEKS and ALWAYS look twice at storm drains…”
Ms. Miller says:
“The idea of being passive-aggressively locked in an amusement park against my will with a bunch of monsters is terrifying!!”
Welcome to Horrorland, part of the “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine
Mr. Eckert named this book..
No explanation given.
Must be too scary to talk about…
Mr. Buist tells us:
“Here is the Context: I was reading this in my grandparents old farmhouse on a windy night. My Aunt has a cat ( but I didn’t know that the cat was in the house or that its favourite sleeping place was the bed that I was sleeping in that night. I finish the story, am trying to sleep, cat jumps on my bed then crawls onto my back…
the horror… the horror…”
Ms. Harding shares:
“The scariest book I ever read was The Stand by Stephen King. I was in high school at the time, and was home sick with the flu when I read it.”
Ms. Nicholls adds:
Pet Semetary by Stephen King
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home
Mr. Ferrier writes:
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
The Ruins – by Scott Smith. I don’t really have a favorite scary book. I found this one entertaining enough, even if it is a little predictable. There’s even a movie!”
Mr. Cameron says:
“Definitely IT. I read the book while in University and I literally couldn’t read it at night if I was alone in my apartment.
What made it scary was simply Pennywise the Clown. King’s description of Pennywise was so vivid and just reading “Beep Beep Ritchie” terrified me.
Also, back then I read a lot of Stephen King novels and he would add Pennywise in a different novel (Tommyknockers) in just one sentence to let the reader know, Pennywise was still around even if it was a completely different novel.”
Ms. Barnes adds:
“Romeo Dallaire’s Shake Hands With the Devil is not traditionally scary. Took a long time to get through.
I will never forget it.”
Ms. Turgeon shares:
“Cujo was scary because of the reality of that scenario and Mr. King’s descriptive skills. I won’t ruin the ending but its emotional impact has stuck with me through the years. “
Mr. Ghuman reveals:
“This book scares me so much. Pigs, geese and other farm animals talking to each other is FREAKY. And a spider that can write? I can’t even.”
Mr. Hoelzley adds this classic of true crime:
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Short Fiction for Halloween
We have a crypt load of short story anthologies that offer tales of horror, dark fantasy, noir, thrillers and much more for your Halloween thrills. Come down to the School Library to check out our display. Maybe you will find something to enjoy for Halloween– or something to scare you senseless.
Halloween is coming up soon. What better way to get ready than to read some scary stories? We have a special display of short fiction, with a large collection of horror anthologies. Of course as always we have hundreds of novels to give you the chills, with many in eBook or audiobook formats. We also have non-fiction books and other library resources that deal with scary stuff.
Come down to the School Library to see for yourself.
If you dare…
What’s the scariest story that you have ever read? Here are just a few titles that left us frightened, disturbed, unnerved, slightly anxious or freaked right out. Use the comments to add in yours.
Look in your closet…
Shel Silverstein was born on this day in Chicago in 1928. He is the author of such celebrated works as The Giving Tree. In recent times he might be best known from a reference in Diary of a Wimpy Kid.