10.7.2015. I Used to Be Afraid by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (September 2015). I always do an "I'm Not Scared" storytime in October, and this book is perfect. With simple text and those wonderful die-cuts that Seeger always uses, kids can explore why you might be afraid of something before you learn more about it. The ending shows her getting back at her brother for using a scary mask, which ties in well with the season without focusing on Halloween.