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.
With 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|
|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|
|10. Flesh of the Zombie||164||760L||130|
|11. Ghost Wolf||126||400L||31|
|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).