Tag Archives: ghosts

The Enemy is Fear: the Clackity by Lora Senf

The Clackity by Lora Senf is a delightfully creepy book to please fans of both contemporary and classic fantasy horror. Continue reading

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Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua

Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua is a great book for fans of over-the-top humor, with a healthy dose of personal growth and Filipino-American culture. Continue reading

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3 Scary Stories: Temple Alley Summer, Ghost Girl, and Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales

Here’s some more of my Cybils reading – ranked roughly in order from least to most frightening. Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba. Translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa. Illustrated by Miho Satake Yonder, 2021 ISBN 978-1632063038 Read from library copy.  Fifth-grade … Continue reading

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3 Spine-Tinglers: The Plentiful Darkness, Long Lost, and Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares

Halloween may be over, but I’m still reading books to make you want to keep the light on at night. Continue reading

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Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Here’s a beautiful ghostly tale of self-discovery from this year’s Cybils reading. Continue reading

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Much Ado about Baseball and Ophie’s Ghosts

Two of my most-anticipated summer books: Much Ado about Baseball by Rajani LaRocca and Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland. Continue reading

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The Girl and the Ghost and The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow

Here’s trying to catch up with my reading, with two stories mixing introspection, action, and dealings with the supernatural. Continue reading

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8 Spooky Middle Grade Books

Just in case you or a kid in your life happen to be looking for something to read for Halloween, here are a few I’ve enjoyed! And let me know in the comments if you have anything you’d add to … Continue reading

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Just South of Home by Karen Strong

Just South of Home by Karen Strong, a spooky summer story with ties to African-American history, was perfect vacation reading this year. Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Ghosts: Sheets and Lola

Sheets by Brenna Thummler. Lion Forge Comics, 2018. ISBN 978-1941302675. Read on hoopla. 13-year-old Marjorie Glatt has been running a small laundromat by herself ever since her mother died, while going to school and caring for her younger brother.  Her … Continue reading

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