In this episode we talk about why we appreciate fantasy literature for children, and why it’s okay for children’s fiction to be a little bit scary.
Elisa’s Winks & Drinks
“Why I Write Scary Stories for Children” – A very interesting article by author N.D. Wilson on the topic of whether children should read things that are frightening, and what purpose fiction can serve in their lives. (Thank you to Elisa’s sister Emily for the recommendation!)
Celestial Seasonings Cookie Dough Sleigh Ride herbal tea – weirdly delicious
Jenn’s Winks & Drinks
Read-Aloud Revival podcast – This is a wonderful podcast, and this week we’re recommending episode 44, “Magic and Fear in Children’s Books,” an interview with N.D. Wilson.
Well Read wine (red blend) – It’s red, it’s good, it’s inexpensive, it’s got a cozy book nook on the label…Are you on your way to get some RIGHT NOW?
Here are some suggestions for youth/young adult fantasy (besides Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings, of course):
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