Today’s selection: Handbook to Bigfoot, Nessie, and Other Unexplained Creatures by Tyler Omoth (Call number: JUV 001.94 Omoth)
As a kid, I loved reading ghost stories and mysteries and became very interested in “real life” mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and the Mothman. This book would have been perfect for me! Featuring “cryptids” (any creature that may or may not exist) like Nessie, mermaids, bigfoot, and the chupacabra, it is not overly long and has lots of awesome photos and graphics. It does not claim that anything is definitely real, but gives enough evidence to make you wonder. I also like that it includes vocabulary definitions throughout (such as “hoax,” or “cryptozoology”) and a list of resources (books and kid-friendly websites) at the end in case your child wants to learn even more about these unexplained creatures. This book would pair well with our middle-grade fiction book “Mothman’s Curse” by Christine Hayes.
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