I always enjoyed fantasy when I was a kid. I loved reading Jane Yolen and Tamora Pierce (and still do). I also loved fairy tales. The Grimm's Brothers fairy tales were all so dark and disastrous, yet somehow I loved them all like they were my close friends. I have a copy of the complete Grimm Brothers that I loved to read as a kid.
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel with the Witch on the doorstep of her cottage, illustration by Arthur Rackham for Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1909.
So pick up a fun fantasy/fairy tale and get your last special bead of the summer! At the end of the week/beginning of next week we will draw prize winners, so keep an eye out!