Title: The Dark
Author: Lemony Snicket
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I think that books with messages are great - of course they are meant to entertain - but if you have a way of working a message in as well. well, then you really have something special! The better thing, if you can work it in, is give a child a power against a fear. This books talks about how the child in the story conquers his fear of the dark.  Pick it up - especially in this great, spooky month!