Happy Halloween: Boo!
Boy, it truly was Devil’s Night yesterday. Actually, it appears that my calling October 30th “Devil’s Night” is a clear cut case of showing how Michiganian I am. Who knew? At any rate, I had a whole post written up and boy it was beautiful. Tons of videos and pictures. The whole kerschmozzle. Then it disappeared *poof!* like that. Now I’m just going to hit the highlights. To wit:
- If you’re looking for scary book recommendations, Katie Davis was kind enough to host me on her Brain Burps About Books podcast. The episode permalink is here and the iTunes link is here.
- Tad Hills is best known for his Duck & Goose book series but he should be equally well known for the crazy cardboard costumes he made for his kids (think Michel Gondry but crazy good). Now TimeOut Kids New York has highlighted some of the best he’s done. This one is my personal favorite.
- A sweet skeleton love story that’s appropriate for the day. WARNING: There is some skeleton sex during the credits. Just FYI.
- The scariest picture book Albert Whitman & Co. ever published for kids is also, by extension, the most awesome. Paging the Gallery of Regrettable Foods . . .
- In the days when you had to sit stock still for any and all photos, mothers would be disguised with fabric, making for some very odd shots. Retronaut has the collection.
Thanks to Lisa Brown for the link.
Thanks to Playing By the Book for the link.
- Monster alphabet!!
- Hmm. Not a bad idea.
Thanks to Marci for the link!
- And now a friendly book trailer as well:
- The sole flaw with The Ten Best Read Aloud Halloween Picture Books for Kids? How the heck they define some titles as “picture books”.
- And while we’re thinking of it, James Howe lays out the best children’s book Halloween costumes for you.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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