Miss Smith and the Haunted Library
by Michael Garland
A dreary fall morning takes a wacky turn when Zack’s favorite teacher walks the class to the library. Mrs. Creeper, the librarian, reads from the Incredible Storybook and out leaps the Headless Horseman and a whole cast of spooky characters—love it!
Michael Garland’s luminous illustrations make readers feel like they are a part of each scene. There are lots of quirky perspectives and that’s what made this picture book so much fun. I gasped when the Hound of Baskerville pounced from the book and I bet kids will, too:
(I'd buy this one again and again!)
And while we’re on the subject of haunted libraries…
Do you suppose they are real?
I had the pleasure of visiting Evansville, Indiana several years ago. Victorian Gothic architecture dominates the downtown area. I wasn’t surprised to learn about the Grey Lady ghost who reportedly haunts the Willard Library on First Avenue. Check out the 24-hour a day Ghost Cam and see if you can spot her. I love a good scare and October is the best time of year for it.