Our Newest Books Make For Great Costume Inspiration!

by On September 27, 2013 in Childrens Books, Reading

‘Tis the season to start thinking about dressing up the kids (and ourselves)! Costume stores are beginning to pop up all over the place selling their polyester wares, but this year, how about thinking of some novel ways to surprise and delight the trick-or-treaters with some book-inspired gets-ups? Instead of Spiderman, why not try dressing your little superhero up as a griffin, unicorn or pea-eating monster?

Fantastic and extreme creatures abound in Bookboard’s new releases this week. We’ve got everything from the aforementioned griffins, unicorns and monsters to velociraptors, witches and a Chicago-based balloon retrieval man named Frank. We also have more down-to-earth costume inspiration like soccer-playing dads and John Glenn. (That’s funny because John Glenn was an astronaut. Which means he wasn’t ALWAYS down to earth. Ba doom boom.)



Cen is a children’s librarian in Silicon Valley, and a children’s digital services consultant at LittleeLit.com. She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the American Library Association's ALSC Children & Technology committeetaschen.

1 Comment

  1. Diana

    September 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love the humor here, and your message to draw inspiration for children’s Halloween costumes from books, not department store pre-mades! Fun! I’m inspired!