I did not read any children’s books this past two weeks, so here is,

I need to get on the ball and read more kids’ books.

I ordered this book, and it arrived in time for me to send to my great-grand niece for Halloween. She is four, a bit too young to read it herself, but I am sure her parents will read it to her.

tAdorable illustrations throughout

According to the back cover,” Misery Manor is home to the Impalers–the bravest vampire family that ever lived. Except for Vlad–he’s not brave at all. He’s even a bit scared of the dark!” Vlad decides he needs some friends and decides he can find them at school, so off he goes, with his pet bat tagging along. His misadventures provide hilarious moments, and I can’t wait to start this promising book.

I promise to get to bed early tonight, something I did NOT do last night, which caused me to sleep in and not write Saturday Mornings for Kids until four o’clock Saturday afternoon!
Thanks Evin.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."


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