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Sorta Scary Stories for the Spooky Season

Whether you are a reader on the younger side who seeks the illusion of chills, or a tween who laughs at horror, October and the incoming fall season is the perfect time to indulge in some literary thrills. This list includes picture books, short chapter books, and middle grade books that will hop...

Towers Falling

20th Anniversary of 9/11

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 happened 20 years ago, and there is a whole generation of children who have no direct personal knowledge of this pivotal event and how it shaped so many aspects of our society.  Exposing them to fiction and nonfiction about that day is an important way to...

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Surprise! Picture Books with Plot Twists or Unexpected Endings

My favorite kinds of books are those that surprise me with plot twists or unexpected endings.  There are so many funny and well crafted picture books that fit into this category, and I couldn’t resist using that idea as our next children’s book blog theme. I hope these suggestions will provide ...

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