Want to raise your own army of the undead, able to cripple your foes with their zombie-adorableness?
I haven't made anything from Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate's book Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead, but they look fantastic.  

So who is going to make some and then reproduce Thriller using stop-motion animation? Or would it be reanimation?
 
 
In the tradition of "Talk Like a Pirate Day," I'm wondering if there should be a "Talk Like a Zombie Day" in Zomtober.  Then again, there are various cities with their respective Zombie Crawls where people can celebrate Zomtober by dressing up like the undead and drilling their fellow humans in how to behave during a zombie attack.  For the little ones who may find it easier to blend into the horde, consider this teaching tool by Steve Mockus.
That's right, that little keypad on the side is so that you can listen to proper zombie pronunciation. Inflection in Zomspeak is very important.  Raarrhrg is an entirely different word than RaaRRhrg, and the last thing you'd want to do is say something offensive or awkward that would blow your cover.
 
 
While I was working at the branch library today, my Outreach Coordinator came in with his family to check out a few books for the holiday.  I couldn't resist snapping this photo of his older daughter.
No, Samsara Toddler, Zombies are NOT allowed. There's a budding survivor of the undead apocalypse! 
 
 
So I'm walking from our Youth Services department to one of the Adult Services desks and I see this gem on our New Books shelf. (Picture snagged from the author's site)
Meet Angel Crawford, who is apparently a loser. And an addict.  And a convicted felon.  And a car-accident survivor.  And a new employee at the county morgue. And a zombie.

Sounds fun, doesn't it? I might have to pick it up after I finish Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children...

Happy Zomtober Reading!