Kim Ventrella is a children's librarian, and a lover of weird, whimsical stories of all kinds. She is also the author of the children's book The Skeleton Tree. She lives in Oklahoma City.
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and so are some of the best new books for children - featuring a bat who loves cherries, a boy who is desperate to be a great magician, a scary cowboy and short stories from Rainbow Rowell.
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