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Spooky Stories for Halloween and Other Traditions

The Ghost’s Dinner by Jacques Duquennoy What happens when ghosts dine together? Find out when Henry hosts a dinner party for friends. Ghosts enjoy what you and I like – drinks, appetizers, the main course, and dessert. But these ghosts turn into the colors and shapes of what they eat! Delight in this meal that […]

October 23rd, 2013

A Mouse, an Owl, and a Mountain Dog: New Books for Older Readers

Sugar, by Jewell Parker Rhodes On the River Road Plantation, ten-year-old Sugar hates all things sweet, and hates her name. Slavery is over, but she and her family must harvest cane to make a living with her fellow plantation workers. Sugar is curious and vexed by this “freedom,” and cures her restlessness with the elders’ […]

October 16th, 2013