Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight

Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight

RWYK Author Interview: Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight by Melissa Harker Ridenour

Hey FRWYK Family,

Our guest today is Melissa Harker Ridenour!

Melissa is formerly a teacher and librarian, is now a children’s book author and freelance writer.  She has published essays, poetry, magazine articles, and web articles.

Her first book, What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers, was honored as a Best Books Award Finalist, USA Book News and was awarded five stars as a Reader’s Favorite. Melissa continues to advocate for the education and well-being of children in her new book, The Bully and the Booger Baby: A Cautionary Tale, a book dedicated to helping children, parents and schools deal with the ever-increasing bullying problem.

In our exciting interview, we talk about her new book “Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight” and, about the importance of school libraries.

 

More about the author

Melissa Harker RidenourAs a former teacher, Melissa Harker Ridenour has mentored students in every capacity of their educational development. As a mother and grandmother, she shares concerns with all parents for the safety of children. Melissa’s love of children and her concern for their well-being, education, entertainment, and empowerment is the motivating factor behind the development of all four of her well-reviewed and/or award-winning books:
What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers
Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight
Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes
The Bully and the Booger Baby: A Cautionary Tale

Melissa also has an author website – Melissa Harker Ridenour books which can be viewed via www.AuthorMelissaHarkerRidenour.com

Melissa also maintains five blogs, four of which are related to the subject matter and themes of her books:

Child Safety Blog – Child Safety Blog – http://childsafety-melissa.blogspot.com

The Bully and the Booger Baby Blog Buzz – http://thebullyandtheboogerbabyblogbuzz.blogspot.com/

Girl Empowerment Blog – http://girlempowermentblog.blogspot.com

 

Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight

Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children's Tales of Fright and Delight

An “imaginary” friend, a haunted attic, a cursed mirror, gremlins in a coalmine, an unfortunate meal and a car propelled by a ghost.  Author Melissa Harker Ridenour presents six supernatural tales with a discussion setting out both sides of the Paranormal question.  DO YOU BELIEVE? Let your children decide with this entertaining book.

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Tell us about “Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children’s Tales of Fright and Delight(02:30)
  • Why do Kids Love, and need scary stories? (06:30)
  • Being a librarian for so many years, Please talk about the importance of having a good library in schools (10:00)
  • Tell us about some of the other books you have written for kids (13:30)
  • More about “What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers” (18:00)
  • Where can people find all about your books online? (19:15)

 

 

A big thank you to Melissa Harker Ridenour for sharing these wonderful books with us and for joining us on the Reading with your kid’s podcast!

 

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