Stephen King stopped by a high school in New Brunswick, Canada, recently because the students had conducted a letter writing campaign for him to visit. You can see part of his visit here, (31 minutes) or catch the short version (5 minutes) here. In the video he says he was “blissed out” to get the many letters.
Many of you know how much I love Scaredy Squirrel, imagine my delight when I saw Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies by Mélanie Watt! As in the other books, Scaredy has a plan, suggestions, and a unique outlook, this time on what to avoid during the Christmas season. He covers Christmas completely, including Chapter 8: “When All Else Fails.” (Play dead.) Great fun, and maybe your young ones will think of one or two items Scaredy forgot.
(The Nebraska Library Commission receives free copies of children’s and young adult books for review from a number of publishers. After review, the books are distributed free, via the Regional Library Systems, to Nebraska school and public libraries.)