Take 5: Read about your “Mummy” (and Egypt)
Today we are going “Beneath the Surface” for the Collaborative Summer Reading program and talking about Mummies. Earlier, we shared some movie and programming ideas. But you’ll definitely want to share some good reads as well. For example, you can’t go wrong with a John Bellairs mystery, can you? Here you have Johnny Dixon searching an abandoned house for a missing will . . . with the undead at his heels. Also kicking it old school, R. L. Stine has a good mummy story with Goosebumps #5: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb. Tween readers STILL ask about Goosebumps and Fear Street at my library, so don’t be afraid to use them! Speaking of Goosebumps, do check out Chris D.’s love letter to the Goosebump series.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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