Children's books: October 2007 Archives

A dark and stormy night...

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It's Halloween week here in The Book Room, and first up we have What the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy (Candlewick, 295 pages, $15.99) by Gregory Maguire — the man who brought Wicked into the world.

What the Dickens

This story within a story begins as a storm is brewing around the canyon where the Ormsby family lives. Siblings Zeke, Dinah and Rebecca Ruth are left in the care of a cousin, Gage, when their parents take off to get some needed supplies...

Scary schmary

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It's October and Halloween candy has been in the stores for several weeks now, so I suppose it's not too early to start talking about scary stories.

Author David Lubar offers up a third volume in his "Warped and Creepy Tales" series. Amazon.com lists The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales as appropriate for children age 9-12, but I'd go a little younger than that, especially if you have a first- or second-grader at an advanced reading level...

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies

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