The man Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill.
~The Graveyard Book
I've always enjoyed reading Neil Gaiman's dark book Coraline (now a movie) aloud to groups of children and the moment I started his The Graveyard Book I wished for some kids to read it to. It is spooky and scary and a little bit terrifying; and is altogether a delicious page-turner.
Gaiman won the 2009 Newbery Medal for Children's Books for this marvelous story of a boy who is brought up by the dead souls in a graveyard.
See trailers for the book, play games, and learn about Gaiman and his other books at Gaiman's website.