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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Staff Picks for October: Ghost stories

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October is about chilly nights, falling leaves... and Halloween.  Instead of focusing on the really scary stuff, we've decided to turn our attention to the fun part of things, children's ghost stories.  Some of these are books we remember from our youth, others are new books that have caught our eye.

Alana T.: The Haunted Bridge by Caroline Keene.  Nancy Drew cracks a ring of jewel thieves and deals with a haunted bridge, all at the same time.

What Was I Scared Of?  by Dr. Seuss.  Classic rhymes and drawings highlight this tale about bravery and acceptance.

Dani G.: Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara  Lively orange, black and white woodcut prints illustrate this cute book; clever and good-humored.

Skelly & Femur by Jimmy Pickering.  A little skeleton girl and her skeleton dog discover lots of things missing from their house.  Follow along as they solve the mystery.

Megan R.: Scary Stories 3 by Alvin Schwartz.  Full of various ghost stories.  Probably good for grades 3 and up.  Loved when I was younger, perfect for campfires and slumber parties.

Lisa E.:  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  An orphaned baby is adopted by a graveyard of child-friendly, helpful ghosts. This book won numerous awards in 2009 and 2010.

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