Seen and Not Heard

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  • Seen and Not Heard
  • written and illustrated by Katie May Green
  • published by Candlewick Press (2015)
  • Roar Score: 3/5

Here’s a book that’s perfect for Halloween without being too scary. It is a picture book, after all. But it’s a picture book that begins like this: “In a big old house, up creaky stairs, in a silent little nursery fulls of dolls and teddy bears, you’ll find the children of Shiverhawk Hall. They’re children in pictures on the wall – seen and not heard.”

What a fantastic setup for this slightly spooky story that got banned from my 4-year-old’s bedroom for being “too creepy.”

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Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by wrangling words together into some sense of coherence. He's the founder and owner of The Roarbots and also a contributor to Syfy Wire, StarWars.com, and GeekDad. On top of that, he hosts The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates creativity in popular culture, science, and technology by talking to a wide variety of people who contribute to it.