Found on the Net: Lovecraft for Kids

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’d heard about this series, but I guess it’s a good time to bring it up, with the holidays approaching and all. The Lovecraft Middle School Series takes place in Dunwich, Massachusetts at a school with some interesting pupils and professors. The series begins with Professor Gargoyle. The Slither Sisters will be out early in 2013.

The books come with lenticular covers, which add an extra touch of fun to them. It’s probably a good choice for a youngster with an interest in horror stories and the fantastical.

I was at Chapters and I saw a plush toy that might be suitable for fans of giant squids. Squid-O the Squid is part of the Clump-O-Lump line of plush toys. It’s a squid divided into three sections, which can be zipped apart and zipped together with other plush toys of the same line, literally allowing your child to create their favourite abomination, such as a squid-shark-dove. It’s cute and bizarre.