Category Archives: Fun

Read Something Scary!

Ready for Halloween? Try one of these scary books! Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister by Stefan Bachmann Thirty-six eerie short tales relate to an imaginary museum of creepy artifacts and are arranged into such thematic “drawers” as love, luck, song, and fairy tales.       Took: a Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn A witch called Old Auntie… Read more »

Check It Out!: New Non-Fiction

Courage and Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson Using interviews and extensive research, the author reconstructs the lives of those who lived in and fought against the Nazi occupation of Denmark.       Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose At the beginning of World… Read more »

Charlie and the Grandmothers

Every boy and girl loves to visit the grandmothers, right? You haven’t met Grandmother Pearl and Grandmother Opal. In Katy Towell’s latest scary story, Charlie and the Grandmothers, Charlie and Georgia are sent to visit their grandmothers. Grandmothers they have never heard of. These are not warm and cuddly grandmothers. They don’t play games with you. They won’t bake you… Read more »