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Scrabble Creek

Combining the joyful experience of a family camping trip with the ominous fear of the dark, Patricia Wittman’s charming picture is filled with excitement and bravery.

There isn’t much to dislike about the family’s annual camping trip to Scrabble Creek. Their time away is spent splashing, skipping, and lounging in the sun. But when the sun goes down and the moon rises, the darkness is filled with spooky sounds.

It’s the young narrator’s first year sleeping in the bunkhouse with the big kids, instead of in the trailer with her parents, and she can’t help but think about all of the scary things that can happen in the woods when the black night sky comes out.