Beatrice Likes the Dark

Beatrice Likes the Dark by April Genevieve Tucholke, illustrated by Khoa Le, is a spellbinding book about two sisters, Beatrice and Roo, whose different personalities and preferences are celebrated. “Beatrice like the dark dark dark and the dark dark dark likes her”, the book reads, repeating words like a chant. Beatrice also likes moonlight, spiders, wearing black, having picnics in graveyards, and being quiet. Roo likes just the opposite: sunshine, fireworks, birthday parties, bright colors, and being loud. The two don’t understand each other, but through a little empathy and sisterly magic, they can express their love and support for each other. This is a beautifully illustrated book with a sweet message. Plus, Beatrice’s witchy preferences are perfect to read about at this time of year!