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Overheard at Donnell

Small Child: I’m allowed to read scary books, but only if they’re about God.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Leviticus?

  2. Potentially. I was thinking something more along the lines of The Brick Testament.

  3. Heh. I remember when I was 7 or so, my evangelical Christian grandparents gifted me with some religious comic books. Some of it was pretty innocuous stuff (Dennis the Menace) but then there were the super freaky comics about the Garden of Eden and Noah’s Ark, complete with cobras and large-busted women. Now, that’s scary!

  4. My seven-year-old son has decided he has outgrown his Beginner Bible and asked for a new version. One for older readers. But not that one with all the violence, he advises.

  5. Cheryl Rainfield says:

    This is funny! Love the post.