There's plenty of books out about fighting zombies and preparing yourself for the zombie apocalypse, but what about from the zombie's point-of-view? That is the basis of "The Brain Eater's Bible" by J.D. McGhoul with Pat Kilbane.
Writen with journal entries from one zombie's experiences as becoming one of the undead and with chapters like, Eat Brains, Know Your Body, Hunt, Know Your Enemy, Move Your Head and Infect Others, this tongue-in-cheek "survivial" guide will have all zombie fans howling with delight. The graphic and photo illustrations are also ghoulishly great.
"The Brain Eater's Bible" is published by St. Martin's Griffin. It is $16.99.
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A small group of people must try to make it through a zombie wasteland in hopes of delivering a possible cure in Bram Stoker award winning author Joe McKinney's "Mutated."
It's been 8 years since the zombie plague desimated the United States. Small groups of people live together, hoping to survive. One such man is Ben Richardson, a former reporter, who is still collecting "stories" in his travels. He comes upon a woman from his past, Sylvia, who is trying along with a girl named Avery and a young woman named Niki, to reach a doctor who could possibly have a cure. Little do they know, a young man named Nate is walking around with a possible cure around his neck - he is the only one immnune to the virus - and another doctor had made progress using his blood before he died. But standing in their way is an insane man named the Red Man, who is himself a zombie - and has retained his knowledge. He alone can control zombies and is set to make himself a zombie king - unless someone can stop him.
A grim and gritty story of survival, human nature and of course, zombies, this is a perfect Halloween read to give you the chills.
"Mutated" is published by Pinnacle. It is $7.99 and 406 pages long.
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There's also plenty of good "spooky" books for kids too!
Older siblings always believe their younger siblings are monsters - but Jake's actually is in "Always October" by Bruce Coville.
Jake finds a baby on his doorstep and his mom decides to keep it. But his new sibling isn't exactly normal, since he becomes a monster in the moonlight! And he's attracted all kinds of bad attention from the other monsters! LD may be a pain, but he is just a baby and Jake and his friend "Weird Lily" are determined to protect his brother from the things that go bump in the night. To do that, they must travel to the world of Always October to save his brother and unlock some secrets about Jake as well!
This is a cool adventure book for tween readers of kids who aren't afraid of the monsters.
"Always October" is published by HarperCollins. It is $15.99 and for ages 8 to 12.
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For a bit younger kids is "Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins" by Emily Jenkins with illustrations by Harry Bliss.
Hank hates Halloween, especially because his big sister likes to scare him. But his best (and invisible friend) Invisible Inkling loves Halloween, especially the pumpkins. In fact, Inkling's love of pumpkins is causing Hank all sorts of trouble. But while Hank is trying to curb his friend's appetite, he's also trying ot figure out his costume and find a way to have a good Halloween. Good thing Inkling's there to help.
A cute story about friendship (invisible or not), this is a good seasonal treat.
"Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins" is published by Balzer + Bray. It is $14.99 and is for ages 7 to 10.
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For young fans of zombies comes a creepy story about kids lost in the woods who come upon zombies in "Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones" by Christopher Krovatin.
While three kids are backpacking in Montana, one of their group, Ian, takes off into the forest, following a deer. Kendra followed him, along with PJ and his video camera. Before the young teen know it, they are lost in the woods, trying to survive. And that's when they come upon a weird cabin, a diary, and oh yeah, zombies. A lot of zombies. And before they know it, the kids are stuck in a horror movie of their own that they may not escape from.
This is a bit like "Evil Dead" mixed with "Night of the Living Dead" with plenty of creepy scares, but not TOO creepy for the age group. Kids can stay up late under the covers reading this one!
"Gravediggers" is published by Katherine Tegen Books. It is $16.99 and is for ages 8 to 12.