The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix has left me speechless, as a horror lover and nerd there was never a dull chapter. All of the characters are so well written and the twists are just perfect. If you have any appreciation for slasher classics this is a must read.
Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulson is perfect for those looking for a nice short story that is cute and spooky but not quite scary. Follow Garlic on her journey to overcome her self doubts and fears and to face off with the mysterious inhibitor of the abandoned castle. A great intro to fall title!
the Accursed Vampire by Madeline McGrane is a spooky heartwarming tale accompanied by well written representation. Drago, a non-binary vampire child, is sent on another grueling task by a dictating witch to find her missing grimoire. On this journey they learn lessons of self acceptance, standing up for ones self, and that your family are those who you surround yourself with. An excellent intro to Fall!
Little Witch Hazel a year in the forest by Phoebe Wahl is so darling following pocket sized Hazel in her adventures throughout the seasons. The illustrations are in this beautiful etching style with simple but perfect color scheme. Top ten characters whose lives I wish I was living. Great for any time of the year!
Hide and Don't Seek and other very scary stories by Anica Mrose Rissi Is a refreshing and new collection of scary stories that remind me of the ones I personally loved and grew up with. Great book for a new generation of those who seek and love the weird things in life.
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh follows the story of Snap on her meeting of the witch Jacks and a journey of self discovery. All of these characters are just so good and well developed it fills the heart. Kats art style and color story really compliments this story and I would recommend to any age.
The Ghoul Next Door By Cullen Bunn & Cat Ferris is such a spooky treat with a twist of friendship. As someone who's a sucker for anything witchy I can't recommend this book enough.
Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima gives perfect spooky but cute illustrations mixed with a solid message of loving yourself and seeking those who accept and love you for you. No matter how spooky you can be!
Vampenguin by Lucy Ruth Cummins is a great story that bridges summer and spooky. The story of baby Dracula's adventure is simply cute and the color story and illustrations are brilliant and compliment the actual story at hand. An end of summer must read!
Save the Bats! Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds is equally informational as it is sweet. Amara is passionate about bats and is diligent in bringing back her local bat population. A great read for those who love nature conservation.
My Own World by Mike Holmes is sobering in the best way. A loner child in the 90's who struggles making friends in the real world discovers a portal to a place where making friends becomes a talent. This is a tale that speaks to fellow introverts and the alienated.
The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner is the second installment in the Okay Witch series and it does not disappoint! The art style, much like the first, is beautiful and compliments the main character that is Moth perfectly. This book is not only beautiful but is paired with a great message of standing up for yourself and appreciating what you have.
Visually stunning, tactile, and mesmerizing, this graphic novel is a debut at the summit from a self-taught Argentinian visionary.
Poultrygeist by Eric Geron is morbidly funny following the story of the poor infamous chicken who crossed the road. On the other side chicken decides he's not so much scary as he is just spooky. A fun fall read!
A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.
Pilu of the Woods is a juvenile graphic novel with its own unique and beautfiul art style as well as a heartwarming message. Mai Nguyens story of Willow & Pilu are delightful to read and leave readers with a message of comfort in hard feelings and learning to overcome hardships that one can face with family.
Alien Nation by Sandro Bassi attacks the new and growing issue of technology takeover in this wordless beauty. Bassi's cross hatching art style draws you in and is pleasing to the eye even when paired with these heavily detailed and grotesque subjects.
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Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and Making Friends.
Growing up sounds terrible.
Nathan Pyle's first childrens book, Strange Planet : The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature, is delightfully quirky. The reader follows the two main characters as they track the mysterious creature and observe and reflect on its odd habits. A fun read for children, parents, and cat people alike.
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Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster by Manka Kasha is such a great story and metaphor for children with anxiety. Small knight is shown struggling with self acceptance and in ths process their Anxiety Monster begins to grow and only by looking inward can they fix it. Great message too that you dont need someone to rescue you, just yourself.
A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend.
Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs.
Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well.
"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can’t stand it.” —Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile
Witch for Hire by Ted Naifeh is a great heading into highschool novel. With themes of witches, monsters, and the highschool hiearchy this story is bound to please.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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Life in Louisville in the years following the Civil War, and through the turn of the century, was as exciting as it was dangerous. The city continued to grow as important urban hub of culture and commerce, connecting the South with the Midwest and Northern states. As Keven McQueen proves in this collection of morbid tales of crime and depravity, life in Louisville certainly had a darker side.
New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”
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An enchanting, riotous, and playfully illustrated debut graphic novel following a young goblin trying to save her best friend from the haunted mall—perfect for fans of Steven Universe and Adventure Time.
In the eerie town of ‘Allows, some people get to be magical sorceresses, while other people have their s
The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive encyclopedia providing the meanings, powers, facts, and folklore for over 1,001 flower species.
Dont Hug Doug (He doesn't like it) is a wonderful story in its ability to teach children boundaries of every sort in a way that is fun and easy to understand. The art style is silly, but balances well with the should be taken seriously subject matter.
The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers is a heartwarming tale about Barnabus, a seemingly failed toy experiment who is kept deep underground amongst the other failed toys when finally Barnabus has had enough. Even as an adult reading this the message of just because you were meant to be one thing doesnt make you any less of the good thing that you already are hits home and I would reccomend it to anyone
Prince & Knight : Tale of the Shadow King by Daniel Haack is the well deserved sequel of Prince & Knight. Our heroes are back and happily wed when they must set out on a quest to find out what is ailing the kingdom. This heartwarming tale exemplifies lessons of love, acceptance, and pride.
Two Grooms on a Cake is so heartmelting. This beautifully illustrated nonfiction piece about America's first gay wedding is worth the read. The story of Jack and Michael is inspiring, persistant, and full of love.
My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart is so darling and sweet it brings tears to the eyes. This book has an excellent message of Pride & self acceptance, while also being an incredible Father/Son story.
When Sharks Attack with Kindness by Andres J. Colmenares is not only cute, but the purely wholesome content gives a nice break from the average day to day. The style is adorable and balances well with the witty minute long comics inside. This book is a treat!
Shy Willow by Cat Min is a touching and excellent story of leaving ones comfort zone as you follow little rabbit Willow who overcomes her anxieties and fears to deliver on a very special birthday wish. The illustrations for this story are beautiful and full of whimsy. A must read indeed~