October 08, 2010

13 Halloween books to read with your children

I remember as a child, every holiday big or small, reading a holiday book. I still have my collection, under our bed in a tupperware container, ready to be read by my own children.  But that doesn't stop me from looking at at other holiday books for future reference!

Top 13 Halloween  Books for lil Ones

Frankenstein Takes the Cake is an assemblage of horror movies, literature works, comic strips, and observations of how people (monsters) behave in situations.  Very cute!

The Monsterologist is an engaging rhyme,where the monster master tells all about Count Dracula and dishes on trolls, ghosts, witches, ogres, and myriad mythological and literary creatures!

The Ugly Pumpkin  - The cover is so adorable, I couldn't help but post about it! Same tune of the Ugly Duckling. 

Goodnight Goon is a parody of Goodnight Moon, where a little monster lays in bed and says goodnight to everything!

Young Wizards Handbook - project based book on how to act like a wizard :)

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything was my favorite book as a kid during Halloween time! A little lady stands up to some scary situations and never appears scared - even when Halloween tries its hardest. 

The Teeny Tiny Woman -LOVED this book as a child, about the tiniest woman never being scared. 

Halloween Bugs -pop-up book with whimsical creatures and insects haunting different places. 

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a Halloween classic! Though we mostly watch the cartoon, the book is just as good!

The Monster Who Ate Darkness - an adorable unscary monster likes the taste of darkness, and tries to eat it up - causing sunny days only :)

Halloween at the Zoo Pop Up Book - What would happen if the zoo and Halloween collided? This book!

By the Light of the Halloween Moon - a tale of a series of beasties and witches that nibble at children's toes hanging over the bed at night (I think if I read this as a child, I never would have gone to bed!)

Room on the Broom is a fun story about a little witch who keeps loosing things, but gaining animal friends on her broom. 

Happy Reading!

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Beth said...

I'll have to check the library for some of these sound good!

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Amanda Broadfoot said...

Thanks so much for this great list! My son LOVES LOVES LOVES Halloween, and I'm always looking for new books to read. We've worn out all our old ones :-)

Joy said...

These are such great books. I have to find that parody of Good Night Moon. My daughter loves Mommy? with Maurice Sendak. It is a pop-up book with a little monster looking for his mommy.

Kara Marie said...

Joy - I will have to find that book!!
Beth - thanks so much for following!!
Amanda - it was hard to narrow down the list to blog about :)