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All things wise and ghostly: Old & new titles to scare you at every age

It’s coming up on October, a tough month for those of us who despise being terrified. What can I tell you? Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin did me in when I was a teen, and I don’t think I ever recovered.

Anyway, here’s a quick list of titles (old and new) that I’ve loved anyway for their nudge toward all things ghostly and wise.

Picture books

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Middle Grade/ YA

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Adults

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An early present in the mail!

from the cover of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Stephan Pastis)

from the cover of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Stephan Pastis)

I love the mail this time of year — and it’s not just the holiday packages and cards. The spring/summer Candlewick catalog arrived in cheery red yesterday, and it brightened my whole day.  My next YA novel is in there (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, page 48), but also so many new works by familiar names and newcomers. Browse and you’ll see what I mean.  Here’s the pdf.

So now I turn to an oversized cup of coffee, a comfy reading chair, and a notebook to add to my list of tales I want to read.

(Did I mention I may need bookcases for Christmas?)