Everyone has heard of haunted houses. Creepy Carrots! While not precisely a Halloween book, this silly book about haunted carrots is perfect for this time of year. This is another laugh-out-loud book that is perfect for your October reading. The text is witty and the pictures are hilarious. Just in time for Halloween, he gets his wish. A classic.
Perfect for children and adults alike to love to know of the origins of things. This is another silly story about a witch who needs some help from her spooky friends to get a very big pumpkin home when she realizes that it is too heavy for her to move by herself. The illustrations really work for this humorous book. This is another story that is not specifically about Halloween but fits perfectly into this time of year.
I absolutely loved this one. Ghosts in the House! This is a perfect First Halloween book. More silly than scary, it tells the story of a cute little witch who gathers up all of the ghosts in the house, launders them, and then uses them for household linens. This was one of our new purchases this year. The illustrations were perfect for this wonderfully shivery tale. Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor. Few authors capture the sweet magic that is early childhood better than Tasha Tudor. This book about a girl trying to get her pumpkin home to carve is a favorite of my oldest daughter.
This book is hard to find these days, but it was a favorite from my childhood, so track it down, I did. I love the tale of a little night fairy, stolen by witches years before, finding out the truth of her heritage. Another favorite from my childhood—my children love it, too. What is a ghost to do when it finds a baby on the steps of the historical museum he haunts? The funny, almost theatrical outbursts from Mr.
Frizzle, the head of the museum, every time the baby ghost makes a sound make this story a classic. Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Caldecott Honor Award winning author and illustrator John Muth adds another book to his Zen collection with this delightful book set at Halloween. This is another book that we added to our collection this year. Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian. Can you guess why? The illustrations really make this funny story work. How can a skeleton get rid of its hiccups? Can you imagine what would solve this oh-so unsolvable problem?
Both books are by the same amazing poet who has given us many volumes of terrific poetry that speak to children and adults alike. The first book is perfectly fun-spooky for younger readers. The second book is more gruesome—tales of monsters who eat children or drink their blood are probably best for older children and tweens on up. If your children love the other books in the series, these are terrific stories at Halloween time. We love them all. Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy E. Click, Clack, Boo! Howliday Inn Bunnicula 2 by James Howe. There are more books after this sequel.
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A great read for younger tweens. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. This one also kept the goosebumps to a minimum. Another good read for younger tweens. This book was a little more disturbing than the previous two, but still a great tale that was eventually adapted into a Disney live-action film. Recently adapted into an animated movie that my children love to watch now every Halloween, the one thing that kept it from being truly upsetting was the matter-of-fact tone that the main character takes in spite of the horrific things going on about her.
But if your teen is looking for a great Halloween read, this is it. This book, like many older classics, has a very long and descriptive lead-in. Still, the tale is terrific. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership--at every level--is the most important thing on the battlefield. They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams.
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