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Biz and Theresa clarify for the record that no, we can’t read minds! Sadly, our kids refuse to believe it. Being blamed for not being able to predict what kids want is frustrating and helping kids navigate their disappointment is unrewarding. If only our kids were the mind readers! Wait, then they’d know parents don’t always love being parents. Plus Biz juggles plates, Theresa has an announcement and we welcome back Recommendations Librarian Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library to talk spooky books!

You can find more from Gwen on Twitter @NYPLRecommends or at NYPL.org/books-music-movies/recommends. You can also hear Gwen on her podcast The Librarian Is In and on One Bad Mother episodes 163 and 195!

Gwen Glazer's Spooky Book Recommendations

Gwen's personal favorite spooky books:
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
One of Us Is Lying (YA) by Karen McManus

Picture books:
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise
The Yark by Bertrand Santini

Older kids books:
The Spirit Hunters series by Ellen Oh
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Scream and Scream Again! edited by R.L. Stine

Adult books:
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
See What I Have Done by Sara Schmidt

 

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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