Halloween is near, and we just can’t contain our excitement!!
If you haven’t stopped by in the last week, you may notice something a little different the next time you come visit.
Decorations are up!
The ghosts, the skeletons, the little witch in her rocking chair. The crying baby pumpkins.
Most importantly, the books! As soon as you get upstairs, you will be greeted by a selection of our Halloween kiddie books. Feel free to read them with your little one, or grab one to peruse for yourself.
The young adult/teen section also received some seasonal updates.
Do you see any Fall favorites in there? I am most excited about the Scary Stories books!
One book that is very special to us is ‘The Haunted Mansion’. This is a Disney book based on the popular song ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts’, which was written as the theme song for the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland. (Fun fact: the song title comes from a Shakespeare poem.)
The original song was sung by Thurl Ravenscroft. You may recognize his voice from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘The Cat in the Hat’, the voice of Tony the Tiger, and various Disney movies.
Not quite sure what I’m talking about?
Don’t feel bad; I wasn’t all that familiar with this song, book, or Disney attraction before I flipped through the book and listened to the original tune. I think that I kind of missed the boat on this one, which is kind of surprising considering my love for all things Spooky.
After I thought about it a bit, I vaguely remembered the movie featuring Eddie Murphy that came out in 2003. Might be time to watch that one again…
One of the things that makes this book extra special to us is that there is a raven featured on every page of the book. (Except for the last page…we’re still trying to figure that one out.)
Come check out this magical book, along with all of our other Halloween favorites.
See you soon!
-Jessica, your Media Specialist