Halloween came right in between our October and November meetings, so to keep in the spooky spirit (see what I did there?) we read ghost stories for November. Ghost stories, though, don't have to be strictly scary. We found scary stories sure, but also sad and silly stories as well. And some stories are combinations. Not all ghosts are humans and of course some books involve ghosts but aren't necessarily stories about them. In addition to all that variety, we also had some traditional folk tale ghost stories, the kind told around a campfire or at a sleepover. The group was split down the middle when it comes to preferences. Some of us like a scary story and some of us prefer something less spooky. How about you?
For December we're going for format instead of theme and reading graphic novels. American, French, Japanese, long, short, serialized, original, adaptation, it doesn't matter. So long as it's a graphic novel, comic book, manga or a similar format, pick it up and read it for our December meeting. We've got a collection of graphic novels and comic books in the Children's room and all of our branches have similar shelves. Browse through what we have or bring something from home. Interested 5th through 8th graders are welcome to join us in the Children's room on December 10th at 7:00 p.m.