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.
[Library Loot] Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras: Spooks and Spectres
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.
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.
Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child, and The Shadow by Donna Diamond.
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…
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
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 Boy, and 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.