This meme was recently started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers. As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me. If you love children’s books, or have a favourite from your childhood, join us in introducing them to a new generation of readers. Feel free to use my logo above, but link back to my post as well.
My plan is to highlight a book, a series or an author that I think children will love. These will not be new books, they will be books that I have recommended to parents or kids, or books that I have bought for my own children or grandchildren. There are so many wonderful books from the past that today’s children will love. Here goes.
This week, I want to highlight one of my son’s favourite books when he was growing up as well as the kids at school. This was one I read aloud every year, the voices I used were a hoot. This would make a great Hallowe’en read.
What moans at midnight in Toad-in-a-Cage Castle?
Toad-in-a-Cage Castle was filled with secrets–secrets such as the hidden passages that led to every room, the long stairway that wound down to the dungeon, and the weird creature named Igor who lived there. But it was the mysterious night noises that bothered William the most–the strange moans that drifted through the halls of the castle where he was raised.
He wanted to know what caused them.
Then one night he found out….
Bruce Coville is a wonderful children’s author. My son read almost all his books that were published while he was a kid, and he wrote quite a few. I have kept most of them (I took them to school to use in my classroom library and some disappeared, they were so well loved) for my grandchildren. If you are a teacher or librarian, he does author visits. Information is on his blog. @brucecoville