Monday, September 24, 2012

Scare Up A Good Book

Silly, Spooky, Scary, Splendid!
Autumn's here, Halloween is just around the corner, and now is the time to start rounding up a few good reads to get in the mood for the colorful, boorific days ahead. Here's a few quick lists of latest (or greatest) titles for kids.

Board Books
Gentle or non-threatening stories in board book format, for your littlest people:
Five Little Pumpkins -- It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! -- Happy Halloween, Biscuit! -- Ghosts In the House! -- Goodnight Goon : a Petrifying Parody -- Horns, Tails, Spikes and Claws -- Mouse's First Halloween

Picture Books, Early and Easy Readers, and Then Some
Do browse our Holiday Book collection for Halloween titles; several of the latest are listed below. Also listed are a few non-seasonal titles with outside-the-box stories about what might be scary, silly scary, or not so scary after all. As always, parents, choose for yourselves or for your kids.

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
The Boo! Book : A Haunted Picture Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Monster School : First Day Frights by Dave Keane
The Monster's Monster by Patrick McDonnell
My First Ghost by Maggie Miller and Michael Leviton
That One Spooky Night by Dan Bar-el
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro
Trick or Treat by Leo Landry
Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace

Non-Fiction for Older Kids
Horrogami : 25 Creepy Creatures, Ghastly Ghouls, and Other Fiendish Paper Projects by Chris Marks
Last Laughs : Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen
A Halloween Cookbook : Simple Recipes for Kids by Sarah L. Schuette