Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists, and Other Matters Odd and Magical

sideshowThis new collection of short stories is edited by Deborah Noyes, who also brought us the creepy collections: The Restless Dead and Gothic!

Just in time for October, this book is wonderfully eerie with stories from David Almond, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Vivian Vande Velde.

The Bread Box by Cecil Castellucci is my personal favorite and involves a family bread recipe that calls for the tail of a living, worm-like starter.  It was equally sweet & grotesque–a bizarre combination, but one that many of these stories have in common.

So, if you’re busy with school, work, or life in general, check this out.  Each story is about 20 pages long and can be finished in one sitting.  Just don’t read it right before bed. =)

batgirl2~ Tricia is the Teen Librarian at CPL.  She loves short stories and can’t get the image of the bread box creature out of her head…