Sunday, October 7, 2012

Getting Ready for Halloween...




I did not get my blog written, though I have some very nice picture books picked out for you that I will end up talking about this next weekend. But since it's that time of year, let me ask you a couple of questions instead:

What's your favorite Halloween book for kids?

Also, can you think of a time when someone gave you a real scare on Halloween?

Please share your book picks and/or stories in the comments and I will add them to the post!

My own favorite is Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Mike Reed. It is positively rollicking, not so much as story as a song. Basically, you get famous fairy tale figures like Red Riding Hood rocking out at a Halloween party. Kids love to join in on the refrain. This one's a good pick for the 4 to 8 crowd.

I will refer you to two of my previous Halloween posts as well, one about scary Halloween poems by Eve Merriam and the other an overview of witch books.


Recommendations from the Comments:

I just wrote a brief review of Zen Ghosts by Jon Muth, found it beautiful to see and to think about-more than just a Halloween story, but it is that too! And I found Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw, read it to my granddaughter (3), but certainly it would fit up to 8 years at least-so funny. --Linda at Teacherdance

My kids like not-too-scary books about ghosts especially The Ghost's Dinner by Jacques Duquennoy and Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara. --Brimful Curiosities

Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey is one of my favorites. I also love Dragon's Halloween by the same author. And thank you Brimful Curiosities! I had forgotten about The Ghost's Dinner and I love that book! --Jennifer


4 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I just wrote a brief review of Zen Ghosts by Jon Muth, found it beautiful to see and to think about-more than just a Halloween story, but it is that too! And I found Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw, read it to my granddaughter (3), but certainly it would fit up to 8 years at least-so funny.

Linda at teacherdance said...

I just wrote a brief review of Zen Ghosts by Jon Muth, found it beautiful to see and to think about-more than just a Halloween story, but it is that too! And I found Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw, read it to my granddaughter (3), but certainly it would fit up to 8 years at least-so funny.

Brimful Curiosities said...

My kids like not-to-scary books about ghosts especially The Ghost's Dinner by Jacques Duquennoy and Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara.

Jennifer said...

Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey is one of my favorites. I also love Dragon's Halloween by the same author.

And thank you Brimful Curiosities! I had forgotten about The Ghost's Dinner and I love that book!