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November 25, 2014

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Halloween Roundup: Spooky Reads and Mysterious Apps

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Check out SLJ’s current recommendations for Halloween reads, apps, and spine-tingling fun for all ages.

Review: Monstrously Funny Cartoons

Review: Monstrously Funny Cartoons

When one thinks of monsters, vampires or zombies, big and scary are usually the words used to describe them. But that isn’t always the case. They can also be silly and funny. Christopher Hart, a well known author of drawing and cartoon books, takes on the ghouls and ghosts to scare up some laughs for [...]

Heroes and Monsters: Tales from Around the Globe | Focus On World Myths

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A collection of stories that have come down through the ages and includes myths, legends, and folktales, all with a heroic quest at the core.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Greeks, Ghosts, Gremlins Explored in New Nonfic Titles | Series Made Simple

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Reviews of fun and fact-filled new series books on Greek mythology, folklore, hauntings, and strange creatures.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Pick of the Day: The Monsters’ Monster

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MCDONNELL, Patrick. The Monsters’ Monster. illus. by author. 40p. Little, Brown. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-04547-6. LC 2011042742.
PreS-1–Three little monsters love to CRASH!, BASH!, and SMASH! Every day they argue over who is the best monster, until they join forces to “make a MONSTER monster. The biggest, baddest monster EVER!” At first, their efforts look successful, but to their horror, the creature’s first words after tearing off his bandages are “Dank you.” The enormous Frankenstein look-alike contents himself with breathing [...]