Monday, October 22, 2012

Children's Books for Halloween

Halloween can be lots of fun - especially for older children but it can also be overwhelming for a younger child.  Reading about Halloween and what will be happening - whether you go trick or Treating, will have trick or treaters at your door, or attned any costume event, preparing little ones can be a good idea.

Even if it isn't a first Halloween, each year a younger child will discover new things happening and relate in a different way.  When our grandson  was one year old he was fascinated by kids coming to our house in costume and came with me to the door with every trick or treater.  Soon he was running around saying.  "Thank you,  Thank you, Thank you."  He was learning fromj the children that come to our door that is what you say when you get a treat.

Anyway, here are some Halloween books I recommend:

Happy Halloween Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
My kids, my grandson and I are all Little Critter fans.  This inexpensive paperback is perfect as the Little Critter goes to a party with everyone in costume and his fears go away as he realizes his friends are in the costume.

Little Critter: Happy Halloween, Little Critter!

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
The witch has growm a very big pumpkin but she can't get it off the vine to make a pumpkin pie.  The witch, mummy and vampire could not do it  - it takes a bat  (How halloween is that?) to help make it happen.  Great illustrations and great reviews. School age kids will love this one too.

Big Pumpkin - Halloween Books for Kids

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and jan Berenstain

If you think it is getting late for Halloween books, this one may be perfect for you.  It really is about the pumpkin contest for Thanksgiving but anything about pumpkins also passes for Halloween too - Right?

And for fancy nancy fans....
Fancy Nancy: Halloween or Bust! by Jane O'Connor

This story revolves around Fancy Nancy making a Halloween costume for herself.  If your child is fascinated y Fancy Nancy this book will not disappoint.
Fancy Nancy: Halloween...or Bust! By Jane O'Connor Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

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