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Most popular scary book in the library.
on September 18, 2010
As an elementary school librarian, the most frequent question I hear is "Where are the scary books?." That question is sometimes difficult to answer because so many children's books about ghosts and goblins fail to deliver the level of fright that many children desire. For the students that truly want a fright, I recommend "They're Coming For You", if it is in the library. The many copies that I have, rarely make it to the shelf. They stay checked out most of the time. "They're Coming for You" is one of the most popular books in the library. This is one book that I know is actually being read at home because I hear the younger siblings of the 5th and 6th graders repeating the phrases from the book. Joseph Kehoe has visited our school on several occasions and the students LOVE to hear him read passages from his books. This book of short, scary stories is ideal for reading aloud in the classroom, at a sleep over, a Halloween party or anytime you want a fright. It is a perfect blend of age appropriate children's content and scary scenarios. If you are looking for a great picture book, check out Kehoe's "The Yacumama." I read it to several classes and the students loved it too. "They're Coming for You" is a great book. You won't be disappointed. The students at my school never are!