|Art by Sean Von Gorman|
If you don't know what to give, there are lists all over the internet to help you out. Try one of these thirty spooky stories from The Mary Sue. They cover books for kids and adults. If you're just aiming for young readers, then here's a list from Neil Gaiman, who started All Hallow's Read, put out by HarperCollins Childrens. Or just browse through the Book Recommendations section of the All Hallow's Read site.
Or, if you don't have the money to pass out books, try this terrific printable from Hafuboti. It's a short comic that you can print off and assemble into a little booklet. It's a version of "The Golden Arm" with a librarian twist.
Here are some October 2013 books I think would make great gifts:
- The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney
- Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard
- Very Superstitious edited by Georgia McBride
- The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman
- Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey
- Day One by Nate Kenyon
- The City of Death by Sarwat Chadda