Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

One Halloween Night by Mark Teague

October 23, 2010 - 7:05 pm No Comments

Wendell, Floyd and Mona are not happy how their Halloween costumes have turned out, but they are stuck with them. It’s a good thing they decided to stick with them too because they come in handy Halloween night. The bullies of the block show up dressed as witches and it turns out that those Halloween costumes they didn’t like so much have magical powers that help them outwit those witches.

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

October 23, 2010 - 6:54 pm No Comments

A very cute book with the same rhythm and cadence of the more popular night before Christmas story, but this time the ghosts and goblins are getting ready for Halloween, as are the children and their parents.

Mummies unraveled
and put on new wraps.
Spiders found corners
and spun silky traps.

Meanwhile the children
were tucked snug in their beds,
while visions of candy corn
danced in their heads.

Natasha Wing has several “night before” stories and they are all adorable. This one is no exception.

Ten Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman

October 19, 2010 - 9:28 am No Comments

We have read this book A LOT in our house over the years! It is a cute rhyming story that has your kids counting backwards from ten to one as the ten children in the story trick-or-treat through the neighborhood. One by one, a child leaves the story due to some Halloween mishap which leaves one trick-or-treater sleeping in her bed after a long night of gathering candy.

The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton

October 19, 2010 - 9:20 am No Comments

Peter lives on Pumpkin Hollow Farm with his Mimi and Papa. They grow several crops throughout the year, but Peter’s favorites are the pumpkins. One year, Peter ends up tending to a very special pumpkin. He nurtures it and watches it grow and grow. When the farm opens up to the public, that special pumpkin’s vine is so far away from the others that no one picks it. That is until a very special someone comes looking for a very special pumpkin and Peter knows exactly what to do with his pumpkin. Very cute story of giving and friendship and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the illustrations.

Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

October 17, 2010 - 5:29 pm No Comments

Duck and Goose decide they want a pumpkin after they see that a friend has one. They look in a log, in a leaf pile, up in a tree, in a pond and on top of a stump and they still can’t find one. That’s when their friend suggests they look in the pumpkin patch. A very cute first book about Halloween or fall.

Albert’s Halloween: The Case of the Stolen Pumpkins by Leslie Tyron

October 14, 2010 - 1:43 pm No Comments

If your kids like a mystery, then they will enjoy helping Albert and the gang solve riddles that lead them to the missing pumpkins.

10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster by Laura Numeroff

October 14, 2010 - 1:29 pm 1 Comment

Super duper cute book with advice on picking a name for your monster, how much to feed your monster, games to play with your monster and traveling with your monster just to name a few. This is an adorable book and the illustrations are a hoot, too.

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot

October 11, 2010 - 1:42 pm No Comments

Once a month, when the moon is full, a little boy takes over his dad’s barber shop and trims up the locks of monsters, vampires, Medusa, mummies, Frankenstein’s bride, zombies and even a skeleton. This is SUCH a cute book!

Littlebat’s Halloween Story by Diane Mayr

October 11, 2010 - 1:33 pm No Comments

Littlebat and his mother live in the rafters of a library. He would also like to get a closer look at the pictures in the books that are being read to the children, but his mother has warned him that it is not safe for him to go to storytime. One day Littlebat leans a little too far out of his protective hiding place and falls right into storytime. You can imagine how well that went over! He does manage to fly back to safety and his mother tells him that there is one time of year that it might be safe for him to listen to storytime. He waits all through the spring and through the summer until fall arrives when he manages to make himself part of the decorations.

Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch

October 10, 2010 - 10:26 pm No Comments

A very simple cumulative tale with vivid illustrations that takes the reader through Halloween night with a mouse, a jack-o-lantern, a bat, an owl, a dog, a cat and a child dressed up as a ghost.