Kids Halloween Book Picks

Halloween is quickly approaching and there are many who might wish to add some fun seasonal books to their child’s library.  Here are a few that you just might like.

It’s Raining Bats and Frogs; written by Rebecca Colby               illustrated by Steven Henry

Delia has been looking forward all year to flying in the annual Witch Parade.  But parade day brings heavy rain.  So, Delia takes action.  Using her best magic, Delia changes the rain, first to cats and dogs.  But that doesn’t work too well!  Then, to hats and clogs.  But that doesn’t work to well either!  Each new choice of rain brings a new set of problems.  So, what will Delia do to save the day?

Age: 2 – 5  / Publisher; Fiewel & Friends – 2015                   ISBN – 13/ 978  – 1250049926                                                      

Max the Brave; written and illustrated by Ed Vere

Max is brave, fearless, and loves to chase after mice.  But there is a big problem.  Max doesn’t have a clue what a mouse looks like!  Funny huh? And, with a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing an even bigger challenge.  Follow the journey of this little black cat  as he engages in asking a list of animals to help him find a mouse.  Many cat mistakes and lots of humor, a fun book and children’s classic.  And a must have.

Age: 3 – 6 / Publisher; Sourcebooks Jabberwocky                                                  ISBN – 978 – 1492616511

Peanut Butter & Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale;  written by Joe McGee, illustrated by Charles Santoso

All the zombies trudge through Quirksville scaring the townspeople and moaning for brains, brains, brains. But, Reginald is very different.  Reginald’s stomach growls for sticky peanut butter and sweet jelly.  He  tries to convince his zombie buddies that there is a whole lot more to life than eating brains.  But, they are not concerned.   So, Reginald must find a way to convince the other zombies that there’s nothing better than peanut butter and jelly.

Age: 4-8  Publisher; Harry N. Abrams                                                                ISBN – 13/978 – 1419712470

I Am a  Witch’s Cat; written and illustrated by Harriet Muncaster

Harriet Muncaster creates a whimsical story with use of her creative mini handcrafted three-dimensional scenes, as she poses and photographs them for a magical look her readers love.  The hunt for a Halloween costume is on for this little girl who believes her mom is a good witch, and she is a very special witch’s cat.  But, if you’re a witch’s cat, why would need a costume?   Yes, there is plenty of witch magic and story glitter in this not-very-spooky Halloween read that can be enjoyed all year round.

Age: 4 – 8   Publisher; Harper Collins                                                                 ISBN – 13/978 –  0062229168

I Want to Eat Your Books; written by Karen LeFranc, illustrated by Tyler Parker.

A zombie! With an unstable limp and outstretched arms, a groaning zombie is coming for you.  But, unlike other zombies, he doesn’t want your brains.  This zombie wants your books.  What!?!   Yes, this little zombie wants your books!….from history to mystery.   Any kind of tasty book will do!  And the school library has got plenty.  M..m..m..!  Certainly not a picky eater, is he?  But, now the children must quickly come up with an ingenious plan to avoid a devoured library.  So, what’s the plan?    This fun and silly  story, which is a lesson on friendship and kindness, teaches patience and second chances.  It’s a perfect little thrill book which is not too scary, but holds just the right amount of monstrous fun!  And it’s perfect for a good read throughout the year.

Age: 4 – 8   Publisher; Shy Pony Press                                                             ISBN: 13/978 – 1634501729


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