TRICK OR REATERS is a national effort to promote childhood literacy at Halloween by connecting trick-or-treaters of all ages to our free collection of over 100 scary, mysterious, and fantastical stories and the engaging activities and book recommendations that accompany them.
Halloween is a day where we all play
with story. Millions dress up to celebrate the heroes, villains, and other characters that strike their fancy. Millions more answer the doorbell and give candy in exchange for a glimpse at these costumes. What if in addition to (or instead of) giving candy, we offered stories?
—Kirsten Cappy, Curious City, T.O.R. Founder
To participate, simply print and distribute Trick-or-Reaters flyers this Halloween to encourage the kids in your community to join the 35,000+ readers who've already visited our site.
SPREAD THE WORD
Want to help promote Trick-or-Reaters at your event or in your community? Download our amazing logo, designed by Kevan Atteberry.
WHO ARE THE TRICK OR REATERS GHOULS?
INKED AND INSPIRED
TRICK OR REATERS owes more than an inch of inspiration to Neil Gaiman’s All Hallows Read and to the bookish who have been dropping books in trick-or-treaters' bags for decades. For first inking the monsters that have stolen the “T” from “Treaters” to transform it to “Reaters,” our thanks go out to the students of the Maine College of Art Illustration Department circa 2013.
A special thanks to Monster Trucks children’s book author Anika Denise for her freakishly fantastic support.