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
Dead people and dark stories aren’t new to fiction, but why the influx in paranormal creatures?
Keep your kids safe and secure this Halloween.
Halloween night is only a couple days away. This means our children are getting excited and anxious to put on their new costumes and fill up those candy buckets. But, before setting out on your Trick-or-Treat journey, make sure you follow a few simple steps to help ensure the safety of our most important sweets ... our kids! Here are my favorite Trick-or-Treat Tips: 1. Always travel in a group. I prefer to walk with friends, and we ideally have one adult for every two children at a minimum. ... Continue Reading
Celebrate Halloween in a green and environmentally friendly way.
When you think of Halloween what do you think of? Is it the costumes, candy, decorations, or parties? Regardless of how you celebrate Halloween, you can do it in an environmentally friendly way. Here are a few simple steps to help green-up your Halloween festivities. Reusable Bags Instead of opting for the cheaply made PVC containing orange pumpkin candy container at your local grocery store grab a reusable grocery bag. Choose a high quality bag that you will use over and over again, or better ... Continue Reading
Check out the new primetime television shows getting the most buzz.
While it is sad to say goodbye to those long days of summer, there is one good way to pass those increasingly cooler fall nights – fresh primetime television shows for fall 2011. Sure, we love our old stand-bys but it’s definitely exciting to get addicted to a new show with original storylines and characters. This year, there are a lot to television shows to choose from and, while this least isn’t even close to exhaustive (find a complete list of new shows here), let’s take a look at ... Continue Reading