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Scary Scary Halloween

I love Halloween. I love to make my kid’s costume and I really enjoy when I make my own. I have always loved scary stuff but for the month of October, I seem a bit less wacko as everyone else gets into the spirit. 164 more words

Children's Books

7 Slightly Darker Halloween Children's Books To Read This Week

Earlier this month I published a post about Fall and Halloween Book Recommendations for Children, in which I mentioned some of my favorite fall books that I used when leading library storytime during my career as a children’s librarian.  1,275 more words

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is Back in Print

If you’re one of us Generation Xers, this news is certainly going to tickle your fancy: Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy is back and print and now available in a killer set! 63 more words



A first grader excitedly showed me his nonfiction book about wooly mammoths to me today. I have to smile because I’ve wanted to be a paleontologist since I was a little girl. 224 more words

Children's Books

Terrible Things

I read a book today that was very powerful. It isn’t long, it doesn’t have flashy illustrations or human characters, but it was powerful nonetheless. 433 more words

Children's Books

Great article with cute video proves why it's important to read to children

Swartz, A. (2017, January 12). This 4-year-old got a special visit to Library of Congress because she loves books so much. Retrieved February 03, 2017, from… 262 more words


On My Bookshelf: Scary Stories Treasury, by Alvin Schwartz

If you are a child of the 1980s, Alvin Schwartz’s holy trinity of scary stories for children likely gave your library card a decent amount of exercise. 670 more words

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