TeenTober Graphic Novels for Halloween
It’s TeenTober, a time where libraries promote programs and materials specifically for teens. This week we have some spooky graphic novels perfect to give you all the Halloween spirit! Many of the stories are filled with Halloween magic–whether that means witches and monsters or just a spooky good time.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Higgins
Pumpkinheads follows two teens, Josiah and Deja, who work at a pumpkin patch every Autumn. This year, though, they are seniors so it will be their last year and last night working together and both are sad to see this time pass, but Deja has a plan to make their last night be a night to remember–this includes all that the pumpkin patch can offer, hayrides, snacks, corn maze, and maybe Deja will even convince Josiah to talk to the girl he’s like for three whole seasons. This quick Fall read will give you all the nostalgic feelings of Autumn in the U.S.
MoonCakes by Suzanne Walker, illustrated by Wendy Xu
Mooncakes transports readers to a New England town where teen witch, Nova works at her grandmother’s bookshop, lending spell books and investigating the supernatural. This story is full of magic and monsters and a sweet romance between a witch and a werewolf. The full-color artwork creates an atmospheric experience for readers perfect for the Halloween season.