It’s blatantly horrifying. Seven-year-old Brittney Baxter was standing in the toy aisle of Wal*mart when she was scooped up by (allegedly) Thomas Woods, who covered her mouth and attempted to take her. While we can wage a debate as to whether she should have been alone in the toy aisle of Wal*mart in the first place, the one thing that can be conceded is her parents prepared her well for such a moment. "They [Brittney’s parents] always tell me to scream, kick, and then get away and go ... Continue Reading
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Dead people and dark stories aren’t new to fiction, but why the influx in paranormal creatures?
Whether it's vampires (the undead), zombies (the really dead), or ghosts (the haunting dead), the fascination with paranormal books and dead people overall in children’s fiction has boomed over the last few years. And it doesn't matter the age. You can find dead characters in middle grade/tween books like The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman (boy who lives in a graveyard), The Riley Boom series by Alyson Noel (a dead girl who catches souls) and VC Andrews dark fairy tale of the The Dollanger saga ... Continue Reading