Halloween is creeping closer with scary story marathons and late-night horror binges.
But what if you’re not a super fan of horror and don’t know where to start when someone asks for a recommendation? Or maybe you’re looking for something new? Below are just a few resources and webinars to help get in the spirit of readers’ advisory.
- The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror (Second Edition) – Becky Siegel Spratford (2012)
- Paperbacks from Hell: A History of Horror Fiction from the ’70s and ’80s – Grady Hendrix (2017)
- RA For All: Horror – Becky Spratford
- Blog posts every day in October with all sorts of resources, links, and lists
- Librarian’s Page – Horror Writers Association
- Horror Starter Pack (list of five titles) – NoveList
- Zombies and Skeletons and Vampires, Oh My! 10 Picks for Elementary Readers – School Library Journal
- Teen Screams: YA Horror for Every Kind of Reader – School Library Journal
- Summer Scares Program Inaugural Reading List – Partnership between Horror Writers Association, United for Libraries, Book Riot and School Library Journal
- Crash Course in Horror – NoveList (archived)
- “Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collection, how horror developed…subgenres and trends…search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList”
- The Haunt They Want: Why Student Readers are Entranced by Horror & Suspense – Junior Library Guild (archived)
- “Young readers are after the heart-pounding, nail-biting shivers that these novels deliver – and children’s and young-adult authors are making sure they’re adequately spooked. Join us for this book talk with JLG’s Mystery/Horror/Suspense category editor Maria Wang as she discusses how spooky and scary tales entrance student readers of all ages.”
- Spine-Chilling Ideas for Halloween at Your Library – Florida Library Webinars (archived)
- “Halloween will be here before we know it and this interactive and informative webinar is for you if you are looking for fresh spooktacular ideas!”
- Exploring New Horizons in SF/Fantasy & Horror – Booklist (archived)
For webinars and CE: If you would like to earn continuing education (CE) credit and are enrolled in the Nebraska Public Librarian Certification program, please submit a “CE Activity Report Form” after each webinar.
If you have any questions about continuing education, please contact Holli Duggan.