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Hi Kid Lit Friends!
One of my favorite parts of Halloween is the day after… when my Instagram and Twitter feeds are filled with photos of all the fantastic costumes and decorations based on children’s book heroes! I thought I would share some of the amazingness I saw in my social media feeds, which I think represents the best of the internet.
As most of you know, I’ve had a Little Free Library outside my building for many years now. This photo of a Little Free Library in Lawton, Oklahoma makes me want to dress our library up next Halloween!
One of my absolute favorite indie bookstores, Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia, posted a photo of this family decked out in Harry Potter costumes!
Speaking of Hogwarts, let’s not forget one of the most memorable students: Luna Lovegood. One of my favorite author/illustrators, Corinna Luyken (picture book author of My Heart and The Book of Mistakes), posted this on Instagram.
My youngest daughter went trick-or-treating with her friend who had such a clever costume: Origami Yoda folded out of tarps! He is the biggest fan of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.
Children’s book author Christina Soontornvat (author of the Diary of an Ice Princess series, The Changelings series, and the upcoming A Wish in the Dark) spotted a family decked out in Princess in Black characters! I just love this series written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham!
And this adorable kid could totally be Astrid. I mean, isn’t this the cutest?
Whew! So many wonderful children’s book-inspired Halloween costumes and decorations. It makes me want to start planning next year already!
Have you checked out Book Riot’s Kidlit These Days podcast yet? I co-host it with my friend, school librarian Matthew Winner. We chat about the intersection of children’s books and what’s going on in the world today. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
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