Anyway....I was in Barnes and Noble on Saturday looking for Spanish and English literature for youth. I was greatly surprised the enormous volume and percentage of fiction devoted solely to the topic of vampires, witches, and magic driven fantasy. In the Spanish section for youth it was nearly entirely vampire and witchcraft. I bought the **only** non-vampire/witchcraft book on the Spanish literature shelf.
This must reflect the curiosity that youth have in the occult. From the covers of the books these fiction seems to be dark stuff...not many cute little red slippers there.
This is happening near my hometown as well. Last year I went to a large book retailer and all the front shelves featured vampire, ghost and werewolf books. The store also sold official Twilight vampire dolls. I went in there to look for a Bible to purchase as a gift. It was a spiritually bizarre experience.
I’ll second what you are saying! I have a 3 year old so it hasn’t impacted her too much yet but I have noticed reading for school-aged kids (like 2 grade) is inundated with magic, wizards, vampires, etc. And shows & movies are just as bad (think “twilight”). Fortunately, my little one is into EWTN’s Faith Factory shows and we together pray St Michael’s chaplet. It is my hope that she never strays away from our Lord & that St Michael will protect her from evil influences.