Something Upstairs by Avi

June 22nd, 2013 by

Something-UpstairsSubmitted by Cole, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Something upstairs is a very interesting book and very entertaining. if you like ghostly stories you will love this book. This book is about a boy named Kenny who moves to Providence into a neighborhood. When they get the house Kenny wants the attic to be his room. One night while sleeping Kenny hears noises from the closet. Kenny looks in the closet and sees a blood stain. He is very curious about the blood stain. the next night Kenny sees a ghost feeling his way around the attic. Kenny is very scared Kenny asked the ghost what his name was and the ghost replied “Kaleb”. Kenny asked Kaleb if he needed help and Kaleb said help me find my killer. Kenny also found out Kaleb was a slave a long time ago. So Kaleb took the into the past to find his killer.

Kidsmomo Podcast #10: “Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet”

November 3rd, 2009 by

Finally coming down off your Halloween sugar high and need a pick-me-up? Well, you’re in luck because it’s time for our latest podcast, all about spooky and supernatural books!

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  • “Mini Monsters, Evil Aliens, and Ballerinas in Sweatpants” — this week’s mystery book and ghosts of our Halloweens past
  • “Ghosts and More Ghosts” — our spooky book picks* (The Graveyard Book and Something Upstairs)
  • Karen’s most glorious costume moment… sadly, decades ago

And when you’re done listening, don’t forget: our next theme is wacky families! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these books about wacky families that will have you laughing out loud and maybe, just maybe, being a little nicer to your siblings. Ha ha, yeah, right…)

— Nancy and Karen

*P.S. – In this part of the podcast, Karen mentions that you can hear Neil Gaiman read all of The Graveyard Book if you go to his website. Here’s a quick link right to it!