Halloween is quickly approaching. Below are some books to get you into the holiday mood. All synopses are provided by the publishers.
October brings falling leaves, pumpkin spice and costumes. The following books for young readers celebrate the spooky season.
Bone Soup, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Tom Knight, takes the classic tale of Stone Soup and gives it a spooky, Halloween twist.
if you’re looking for something that has the ambiance of Halloween without being holiday specific, Bonaparte, Zombelina and Ghost Cat are good options.
If your kids are fans of How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Elf then you’ll probably want to add How to Catch a Monster to your collection.
Like its predecessor, Sue Lowell Gallion and Joyce Wan’s Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat offers sparse text that serves as a framework for charming illustrations.
“Seven Orange Pumpkins” — which has been adapted from Stephen Savage’s “Ten Orange Pumpkins” for younger readers, is a rhyming countdown featuring a sneaky spider, wily witch, silly scarecrow and other spooky creatures.
“LOCKED IN” and “CREEPED OUT,” by Z. Fraillon, Hardie Grant Books, Sept. 1, 2011, $8.99 each (ages 9-12) If you’re…
“ONE SPOOKY NIGHT: A Halloween Adventure,” by Kate Stone, Accord Publishing, Aug. 9, 2011, $11.99 (ages 6 and up) and…
“FRANGOLINE AND THE MIDNIGHT DREAM,” by Clemency Pearce, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott, Chicken House, $16.99 (ages 3 and up) During…