Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Books

Here are a few Halloween reads that the girls and I have enjoyed:

Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by Gris Grimly... cute, clever story, creepy/fun illustrations

The Little Green Witch by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illustrated by Martha Alexander... a Halloween remake of The Little Red Hen...with a fun twist at the end.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler... a witch keeps making room on her broom for friends...until the broom snaps in two. Then they have to come up with a plan for the best broom of all.

A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Harry Bliss... A little witch and little girl both show their bravery.

The Halloween House by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Jon Agee...A counting back book (from 10 to 1) with rhyming and all your favorite Halloween creatures.

CinderHazel... The Cinderella of Halloween... by Deborah Nourse Lattimore... I love clever remakes of fairy tales... and this Halloween Cinderella is sure to delight... Cinder Hazel is the messiest Cinderella of all.

The Witch Next Door by Norman Bridwell (author of Clifford)... Some neighbors don't want a witch living next to them... so the witch casts a (kind) spell on them.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything... Lovely repetitive book with a great ending.