Wednesday October 17, 2018 07:05 PM Berks County librarians recommend books for kids and adults. Written by Kimberly Marselas – Reading Eagle correspondent There’s a widely held belief that all literature boils down to just seven basic plot lines, and yet we keep looking for new thrills. That’s never truer than at Halloween, the season of suspense, gory storylines and horrific characters both human and otherworldly. In a master’s hand, old stories can take on new depth by incorporating questionable characters and situations that push the moral ambiguity envelope. And illustrations can paint such vivid pictures they leave a reader thinking of monsters – real or imagined – well after bed time. We asked librarians from around Berks County what books they recommend for readers of all ages who want to be entertained, creeped out or just kept guessing this fall. Here, we share their picks for putting more “boo” into your books. For young readers “Creepy Carrots,” by Aaron Reynolds with illustrations by Peter Brown About the book: This Caldecott Honor recipient tells the story of Jasper Rabbit, who adores eating carrots until he starts to believe that “creepy” carrots are following him everywhere. He sees their scary shadows… Read full this story
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