Halloween is just a week away, and while I’m not doing a storytime on Halloween, tonite I will most definitely be reading some Halloween tricks and treats…..
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas. Easy text, super fun illustrations….this will be a hit.
Not Very Scary by Carol Brendler and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. Melly isn’t afraid of much but when she is walking to a party, she feels she is being followed. First by 1 black cat, then 2 skittish skeletons. A fun Halloween counting book.
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean. Simply adorable. Rhyming text and great Pete the Cat illustrations…I am so excited to read this one tonite!
Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick-or-Treating by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Joyce Wan. It’s Halloween and Peep wants to trick-or-treat but Egg does not. Peep tries everything to get Egg to go. Will Egg finally agree or will Peep have to go all alone???
Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette and illustrated by Adam Record is a super fun Halloween story that sneakily adds some counting to the text. This one is another that I will try and squeeze into storytime!
I have been seriously slacking! I wrote about more Otter fun without ever mentioning Otter before…I hope Otter and Sam will forgive me. Otter lives with Otter Keeper and together they celebrate Halloween, talk about school and Otter even goes to outer space…in addition to starting her own school. This is such a fun series with great illustrations. I can’t get enough of Otter.
I read Halloween books all year long. Since school has started (or is about to) that means that the holidays are right around the corner. Go ahead and curse me but you know it’s true!! So, to get ready for my favorite holiday of all time, here are some picture books that are on my shelf waiting for that storytime in October:
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t love it either. That being said, I am always on the lookout for new Halloween books to put into the collection at school.
Everyone has their own taste, and this one just wasn’t for me. I think that there are loads of people who will like it and I think that I will attract some kids at school with it.
I had really high hopes for this book as I love Halloween and I love rhyming books. This book started out strong but just a few pages in the rhymes lost the ability to hold my attention. I don’t think this would work out as a read aloud story for me. I do however love the illustrations as they remind me of books from the 70s.
This was the first Scaredy Squirrel book I read, thanks to Netgalley. I love all the preparation that Scaredy does for any adventure he goes on (deciding what candy transportation device is needed) and the tips he gives the reader (5 reasons why the apple is a particularly scary fruit). I think the kids at my school will get a kick out of Scaredy and I think it would be fun to create some more storylines from him.