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This Issue's Book Review Theme:
Trick or Treat!
Many Halloween books are just *too spooky* for young children. These books feature kinder, gentler versions of Halloween characters. The spooks are friendly, the scarecrow isn't scary, and the good witch triumphs.
By Kathy Bennett
The Pumpkin Patch
For parents wanting to celebrate harvest time without worrying about the darker aspects of Halloween, we've reviewed two wonderful picture books you can share with your family.
By Kathy Bennett
Guided Tour of Authors' and Illustrators' Websites
Want to learn more about the writers and artists responsible for your favorite children's books? This recent addition to our Links section lists websites created by the authors and illustrators themselves, and tells you what you can expect to find at each site.
CONTEST!!! - Win a $10 Gift Certificate!
In honor of Children's Book Week, November 16-22, we want to find out about your favorite books! Tell us what children's picture book you cherished most from your childhood, and why, and we'll enter you in our Circle Time contest. If you win, maybe you can use the $10 Amazon.com gift certificate to buy that special book. Read more details and contest rules.
Guest reviewers wanted!
We'd like to include reviews of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books in our December Holiday issue. If you celebrate either of these holidays and have a favorite holiday picture book you'd like to recommend, we invite you send us the title of the book, the author, and your own review! You'll win fifteen minutes of fame and the chance to share your traditions with other Circle Time readers. Please email your review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Issue - November 1998:
REVIEWS - Doggone It! - Crime-fighting Canines and Other Top Dogs
FEATURE ARTICLE - Toys to Spark Your Child's Imagination
RESOURCE - The Circle Time Guide to Holiday Shopping
READERS SHARE - Our Readers' Favorite Childhood Books
NEW CONTEST - Predict the Hottest Toys this Holiday Season