Book Hunting Expeditions Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras Reading Themes

[BHE 70] More Monsters and Beasts in Picture Books from the Library and a Random Book Buy

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Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that have spoken to us from library shelves, from used out-of-the-way bookshops, or sparkling retail bookstores. This week, though, I am sharing a few of my library loot that happens to be in keeping with our current theme for the next two months.

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[Library Loot] Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras: Spooks and Spectres

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Night of the Pumpkinheads by Michael J. Rosen and Illustrated by Hugh McMahon, and Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki and illustrated by Shelly Shinjo.

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The Monster Princess by D.J. MacHale and Alexandra Boiger, and This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton. Two unfamiliar authors and illustrator to me – one of the reasons why we have bimonthly themes to begin with – so we can get to explore unknown territories.

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Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child, and The Shadow by Donna Diamond.

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And naturally, we can not have this theme without me featuring this gorgeous spooky book: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen. So happy to have found it in our library.

Unrelated to our Theme but it’s an NYRB Book so…

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And simply because I am a huge fan of The New York Review Children’s Collection, I grabbed this from the library shelves: Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt.

Book Buy from Kinokuniya Singapore

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I read a fantastic review of David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing in the Nerdy Book Club by Lea Kelley. And so I resolved to purchase it this weekend from Kinokuniya. I loved Levithan’s Boy Meets Boyand so I have a feeling that I would enjoy this one as well. I figured we could do with a bit of love given our ghostly theme. It’s been awhile since I bought a brand new book in hard cover. Shows how much of a Levithan fan I am.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your hands this week?

2 comments on “[BHE 70] More Monsters and Beasts in Picture Books from the Library and a Random Book Buy

  1. Pingback: [Monday Reading] A Gruesomely Gris Grimly 2-in-1 Special |

  2. I got The Last Enchanter by Laurisa White Reyes on Friday. I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday! 😀

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