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June 1, 2016

I’m Not Scared!

Halloween is a wonderful time to celebrate the spooky, but sometimes even a little scare is too much for young readers. Today we’re celebrating books that will let young listeners shout, “I’m not scared!” and mean it!


In Monster Trouble, readers learn that nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel—but she does need her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters won’t let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus. Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops these crafty creatures. What’s a girl to do? (Hint: Monsters hate kisses!)


Sometimes I’m scared of dogs.
I’m not scared when they give me kisses.

Sometimes I’m scared I will make a mistake.
I’m not scared when I know I tried my best.


With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores some common worries and assures readers that everyone is afraid sometimes.


It’s Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach her little sister all about humans and what they enjoy, including some yucky stuff called “candy.” But when it seems the little Witchling thinks candy is yummy, her big sister flies off to set her straight—and then she gets stuck in a tree! Good thing the The Sweetest Witch Around isn’t afraid to be brave!


Scaredy Squirrel doesn’t want to sleep—sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats, and polka-dot monsters. This wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting stars, playing cymbals, and making scrapbooks, he does a good job of avoiding dreamland. When exhaustion starts taking its toll, he must prepare for the worst, and his Bad Dream Action Plan includes a fire extinguisher to snuff out dragons and a fan to blast away ghosts. When disaster strikes, will Scaredy survive the ordeal…and maybe even find sweet dreams?

What’s your favorite book for a not-so-spooky Halloween read?

You can find all these books on the Reading Club website now!



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