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That One Spooky Night

That One Spooky Night

Three short stories about Halloween turn regular trick-or-treating into imaginative forays into the supernatural. In one, an accident outside the costume store means that a young girl goes home with a real witch’s broomstick that comes alive on Halloween night.…

Elephants Never Forget, vol. 1: Big City Otto

Playing with traditional proverbial sayings such as “elephants never forget,” and contemporary health concerns such as peanut allergies, Bill Slavin has created an endearing, if slightly obtuse, character in Otto the Elephant. The author/illustrator, in a private interview with some…

My Name is Elizabeth!

My Name is Elizabeth cover

Elizabeth Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones loves her first name. She loves that it’s nine letters long and she loves the shapes her mouth makes when she says it. But she doesn’t love when people get her name wrong. Her…

Hocus Pocus

hocus-pocus

Good things always seem to come out of Canada and Hocus Pocus by Sylvie Desrosiers and Remy Simard is one of those. Yes, the creators live in Quebec, but don’t let the very French Canadian sounding names worry you, this…

Binky the Space Cat

This is it, this is the moment that Binky has been training for–he has finally been deemed Space Cat Qualified by Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (F.U.R.S.T.). Now he can live up to his true destiny, defending…