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Here are some great “not so scary” picture book suggestions from one of our youth librarians, Marianne!
Originally posted on Quick Picks from CMCL:
Pumpkins and Witches and Ghosts, Oh My!
One of our favorite times of the year at the library is Halloween when we get to see all those adorable costumes and share not so scary stories during our special Halloween storytimes. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Halloween books to read aloud with your little goblin/superhero/witch/cat/princess/pirate! Enjoy! – Marianne
Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
2014-08 – Roaring Brook Press
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Cedar Mill will host a special event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for kids ages 5-10 years and their families. Enjoy some fun activities, listen to a reading of Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story, and find some Star Wars materials to borrow. Wear your costume and pose for a photo or two. Our Bethany location will have Star Wars coloring pages and bookmarks. Check out the official Star Wars Reads page to learn more.
NW Children’s Theater’s Fall season kicks off with a production of “Sherlock Holmes”, from September 27 to October 26. Sherlock and fellow investigator John Watson must solve the mystery of a magician whose performance goes awry; the puzzle involves the school they attend. Geared for kids 6 and up, this looks like a fun show for young detectives.
If you can’t get enough of Sherlock, the library has series for children and teens with new twists on the original stories and characters. -Ginny W.
On the Case with Holmes and Watson (1st title in series: Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Bohemia by Murray Shaw): A graphic novel version of Sherlock’s cases for upper elementary grades. There are 14 titles in this set. Murray Shaw also has another chapter book Sherlock series called Match Wits with Sherlock Holmes.
Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1st title in series: The Adventure of the Dancing Men by Vincent Goodwin): Another graphic novel adaptation of Sherlock Holmes for grades 2 to 4.
Enola Holmes Mystery (1st title in series: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer): The twist in this series is that Sherlock Holmes had a younger sister, Enola, who is a talented detective herself. Nancy Springer has written six Enola Holmes mysteries.
The Sherlock Files (1st title in series: The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett): The great-great-great grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes, Xena and Xander Holmes, attempt to solve some of their famous relatives’ unsolved cases.
Sherlock, Lupin and Me (1st title in series: The Dark Lady by Irene Adler): A more recent series, where the infamous Irene Adler meets Sherlock Holmes when they are teenagers on summer vacation in France in the 1870s. Of course, they have a mystery to solve. A new friend of Sherlock’s, Lupin, makes an appearance in this new title.
Series for Teens:
Sherlock Holmes, the Legend Begins (1st title in series: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane): This series introduces a 14-year-old Sherlock Holmes, and it has been granted official endorsement from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary estate. For more about the series, check out the Young Sherlock website.
The Boy Sherlock Holmes (1st title in series: Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock): Sherlock Holmes as a young boy who is dosen’t fit in at school and is bullied. He uses his developing detection skills to help him find his place in the world. For more on these books visit Shane Peacock’s website.
Young Miss Holmes by Kaoru Shintani: A manga version of Sherlock Holmes featuring his niece, Christie, as his side-kick. First published in Japan as Christie High Tension.
How Sherlock Changed the World (DVD): A PBS production on how the fictional character employed scientific methods that we now use in real life crime solving.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is coming to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, beginning October 13, 2016. Start planning your trip now!