Every year I pull out seasonal books and put them in our reading nook for the kids. Last month we rounded up all our Halloween and fall books and started to get into the mood of the season. I’m not a big fan of horror themes, especially for the little ones, so all our books concentrate on sweet themes and celebrations.
Here’s a list of our favorites:
I Am a Witch’s Cat by Harriet Muncaster
I was unsure about this title, but it is a very sweet tale about a little girl who dresses like a cat and thinks her mother is a witch. Not a bad witch, but a witch none the less. Her mom is a witch because she keeps lots of strange potion bottles in the bathroom. Her mom is a witch because once a week she gets out her broomstick and cleans her room. What makes this book unique is the use of mixed media as illustrations.
Click, Clack, Boo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
The cows from one of my all time favorite books, Click, Clack, Moo, are at it again. Farmer Brown doesn’t like Haloween, but the cows and the other farm animals want to have a Halloween Party. Find out what mischief they are up to this time in this sweet Halloween tale.
Halloween Bugs by David A Carter
This pop-up book has been a favorite in my family for years now. Although my kids have kind of outgrown it, it still has a place on our Halloween bookshelf. Every page has a door to open. One yellow with green polka dots, another is a rusty iron door, and another is a dusty old door. Six doors in all, each with a different “scary” bug behind it. The little bugs are actually cute. There’s a lollipop bug, an orange hairy bug made of yarn, and even an itsy, bitsy pumpkin bug.
Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fall Storybook Collection by Jane O’Connor
This book includes 6 Fancy Nancy stories all about fall. There’s one called Halloween … or Bust!, Apples Galore!, the 100th Day of School, and Our Thanksgiving Banquet, and two more. In the Halloween story, Nancy has to decide her costume. Should she be a caterpillar, or a butterfly, or a glittering silvery snowflake? She ends up with a choice that “pops” during the party and she has to act quickly to decide what to do.
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan by Rob Scotton
Splat’s back at it in this paperback book with a page of stickers. Who doesn’t love stickers? Splat is on the search for a very round and very orange — perfect pumpkin. This Splat version helps small children with differences (colors and sizes) and offers problem solving opportunities as Splat tries to figure out how to get the biggest pumpkin home.
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