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If you look at any “scary” books for kids now they are all colorful and cutesy. The cover art alone is creepy enough to bring on some nightmares. This was THE book to check out from the library in October in elementary school.

If you look at any “scary” books for kids now they are all colorful and cutesy. The cover art alone is creepy enough to bring on some nightmares. This was THE book to check out from the library in October in elementary school.

Six tales of Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Edmund Dulac: The Nightingale; The Emperor’s New Clothes; The Princess on the Pea; The Little Mermaid; The Wind’s Tale; The Snow Queen.

Six tales of Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Edmund Dulac: The Nightingale; The Emperor’s New Clothes; The Princess on the Pea; The Little Mermaid; The Wind’s Tale; The Snow Queen.

My sister got this very nifty Which Witch Game for one of her September birthdays, just in time for Halloween.

My sister got this very nifty Which Witch Game for one of her September birthdays, just in time for Halloween.

holly hobbie playsets | ... HOLLY HOBBIE GENERAL STORE Vintage Colorforms COMPLETE Standup Playset This was one of my favorite sets.

holly hobbie playsets | ... HOLLY HOBBIE GENERAL STORE Vintage Colorforms COMPLETE Standup Playset This was one of my favorite sets.

80's Sporto Duck Boots!  I had a blue pair of these in high school.

80's Sporto Duck Boots! I had a blue pair of these in high school.

This magical hardcover edition is drawn from the mammoth collection first published in 1909 and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Forty full-color plates, plus innumerable black-and-white spot elements, retain the best features of the original.

This magical hardcover edition is drawn from the mammoth collection first published in 1909 and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Forty full-color plates, plus innumerable black-and-white spot elements, retain the best features of the original.

Garbage couture is groovy! - my favorite comic while growing up in South Africa

Garbage couture is groovy! - my favorite comic while growing up in South Africa

I only later learned that you originally had to use a real potato. By the 80s, that was no longer necessary.

Your Favorite Toys From the '80s

I only later learned that you originally had to use a real potato. By the 80s, that was no longer necessary.

The Swineherd (Illustrated) (Andersen's Fairy Tales) (Kindle Edition)  http://flavoredbutterrecipes.com/amazonimage.php?p=B00655AQ0S  B00655AQ0S

The Swineherd (Illustrated) (Andersen's Fairy Tales) (Kindle Edition) http://flavoredbutterrecipes.com/amazonimage.php?p=B00655AQ0S B00655AQ0S

Here is a list of 20 children's books that my co-writer and I grew up reading with our families. Check out the list to see if your favorites are listed! #childrensbooks

Our Favorite Classic Childhood Books

Here is a list of 20 children's books that my co-writer and I grew up reading with our families. Check out the list to see if your favorites are listed! #childrensbooks

Fisher Price record player - I had one of these, loved it!

Tourne-Disques Fisher-Price