Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Blogger Hop

 
 
Book Blogger Hop is hosted each week by
 
This week's question is:
You're volunteering to read a book to a group of young children at a library. What scary themed book for kids would you read to them?
 
 
 
My answer is:
 
 
 

From Goodreads:
In Georgie, readers are introduced to the gentle little ghost, who happily haunts Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker's house -- creaking the loose board on the stairs and giving the parlor door a little squeak every night -- until his world is turned topsy-turvy and he must find a new house to haunt.
 
first published in 1944
republished in 1959 by Children's Book of the Month Club
 
From Me:
I had almost forgotten about this little book.  I loved Georgie when I was little!
AND---I have the book!
My mom saved all of our books from when we were little and gave them to us eventually, so I have a pretty big children's library upstairs.
I love it and so do my grandchildren.
I'm bringing Georgie out today.  I'm taking it to Arizona later this month when I go visit a couple of those grandchildren!  I'm so excited.
(Aw man--it doesn't take much to excite me!)
This was a fun question---Georgie had completely slipped my mind.
 
One that has not slipped my mind is Bunnicula.
A fun, slightly scary, mystery for older readers.
 
 

From Goodreads:
It looked like an ordinary bunny to Harold. But Harold was a dog by profession, so his judgement wasn't reliable-as he was the first to admit. But Chester, Harold's good friend and house-mate, was a very well-read cat and he knew there was something strange about Bunnicula. For one thing, he seemed to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back looked a little like a cape. But when Chester started finding white vegetables drained dry, with two fang marks in them, he was sure Bunnicula was a vampire bunny.

So it was up to Chester-with Harold's help- to alert the members of their household before another carrot was lost. Because as Chester warned, "Today vegetables, tomorrow the world!"
 
From Me:
 Loved reading it to my boys in the 90's and can't wait to read it to my  grandkids soon!
 
Truth is that I used to get paid to read aloud to children at a library
 (elementary school librarian) 
But now, I would do it for free anytime!
 

 

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You know current kids' books much better than I do.

Billy B. said...

I've never heard of Georgie before, but it sounds like a good read.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

oh gosh I remember Georgie! I loved it too! and what a fun blogger hop!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know about Georgie.

We read The Berenstain Bears. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Hopping!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Blog Hop Answer

Kym Thorpe said...

I remember Georgie - great choice! My pick was The Monster at the End of This Book. :-)

Literary Feline said...

I'd completely forgotten about Georgie! Such a great book.

I haven't read Bunnicula, although I've heard of it.