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The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Though we'd welcome some wintry weather in California, it's beginning to hit the rest of the country. Cozy up to these snowy tales with some hot cocoa and your favorite young child.

"Blizzard" by John Rocco; Disney/Hyperion; 36 pages; $17.99.

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Boy-Friendly Books for Reluctant Readers

Often, boys aren't as enthusiastic readers as girls. Happily, there's a popular chapter book niche addressing that issue with humor and excitement. These new books are fun, mischievous, gadget-filled tales of adventure for kids who would rather ...

Amazing Animal Tales

This batch of animal stories -- some fiction, some true -- introduces real squirrels, weird frogs, birds that teach music and toy rats that attack.

"The Secret Life of Squirrels" by Nancy Rose; Little, Brown and Co.; 32 pages; $17.

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Halloween Books, Round Two

These new books are super-fun and help kids get in the mood for the year's spookiest holiday.

"Scary Tales: One-Eyed Doll" by James Preller; Feiwel and Friends; 98 pages; $5.99.

Dedicated to the memory of "The Twilight Zone's" Rod Serling, ...

It's the Time of Year for Spooky Tales

Kids love slightly scary books. It helps them anticipate one of childhood's most popular holidays, Halloween. Here are a few books, for preschoolers through chapter book readers.

"Otis and the Scarecrow" by Loren Long; Philomel/Penguin; 38 ...