Friday, October 28, 2011

A book to match your costume

Myers, Christopher. Black Cat. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999. Print.

Lots of parents come to the library this time of year searching for books to match their children's costumes. Here are a few of my favorite pairings:

For the Egyptian princess:

Climo, Shirley, and Ruth Heller. The Egyptian Cinderella. New York: Crowell, 1989. Print.

For the Tin Man:

Baum, Frank J, and W W. Denslow. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. George M. Hill Company, 1900.Print.

For the fairy princess:

Owen, Robert. The Golden Book of Peter Pan. Newnes, 1965. Print.
(Visit for a free e-book of the unabridged, original story by J.M. Barrie.)

For Ben Franklin:

Schanzer, Rosalyn. How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. Print.

The possibilities are endless! Of course, we also get parents who ask us for last minute costume ideas. A ghost is pretty easy:

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford's Halloween. New York: Scholastic