Check It Out: Top 15 Spooky Titles on LightSail

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights helps us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing.


newssWith Halloween approaching and the weather getting chilly, there’s nothing better than curling up with a spooky book – besides, of course, getting free candy. Lately, LightSail students across the country are loving books about monsters, mummies, witches, aliens, and other wonderfully creepy topics appropriate for the season.

At LightSail, we love data so much it’s scary. And because LightSail tracks all kinds of student reading behaviors, from how long a student actively reads to which books are checked out most frequently, we’re able to share exactly which titles students like best.

Check out the top 15 most popular spooky titles on LightSail:

Title          Checkouts       Lexile    # of pages
1. All About Bats 792 260L  12
2. All About Spiders 608 240L  9
3. Hansel and Gretel 524 490L  12
4. Zombies! 298 110L 69
5. Aliens for Breakfast 265 420L  36
6. Aliens for Lunch 226 510L  36
7. Ghost Mountain 222 150L  73
8. Blood of the Witch 204 730L  128
9. Ghosts 178 750L  81
10. Flesh of the Zombie 164 760L  130
11. Ghost Wolf  126  400L  31
12. Frankenstein  110  650L  65
13. Fang of the Vampire  108  700L  145
14. A Haunted House  102  1060L  8
15. A Ghost Named Wanda  77  570L  29

With books at a variety of Lexiles and lengths, these top texts reflect readers across all interests and levels. The list also contains a good mix of nonfiction (All About Bats), Classics (Hansel and Gretel), humor (A Ghost Named Wanda), and scary series (numbers 8, 10 ,and 13 are part of Tommy Donbavand’s Scream Street series).

What Halloween-themed books are your students loving lately? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter using #spookybooks.

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