“Where the Wild Things Are”

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”


“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak ISBN-13: 978-0064431781 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

In this children’s classic, readers are introduced to Max, a little boy who likes to run around in a wolf suit and make mischief.  When his mother sends her wild child to his room without dinner, Max embarks on a great adventure where he sails to the world of the wild things.  But can a child survive in a place filled with monstrous creatures?  In Max’s case, not only does he survive but also becomes their king!