Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Attention Teachers...

When do you start reading Halloweenish books? I was going through my children books the other day and got super excited about reading my Halloween books! Though I don't want to read them toooo early and then have nothing the week of Halloween, but maybe I could throw in one Halloween book a week until the week of Halloween? :)

Here are some of the books I'm excited about!

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper has EXCELLENT illustrations... Oh man I am super excited about this one. I can already hear one of my little boys giggling over the photos and the slurping and slopping of the soup! Basically, three friends live in a cabine Duck, Squirrel and Cat. They make pumpkin soup everyday and each have their own jobs. One day Duck wants a new job and uh-oh trouble starts!! It's cute, funny and awesome for kids 4-9.

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner is yet another hilarious Skippyjon Jones tale.
Another tale featuring the independent, stubborn Siamese kitten. Once again,
Skippyjon dons mask and cape, enters his closet, and changes into El Skippito
Friskito, an adventure-loving Chihuahua. Here, after daydreaming about ancient
Egypt, he converts into his alter ego and meets his amigos (a pack of
troublemaking poochitos) along the Nile River. Skippyjon fans will find much to
like here–the amigos speak a slang of Spanish and English and spur the
frightened kitten into confronting the Sphinx and a mummy–but the book may be a
bit confusing for newcomers as there is no explanation of his transformation or
his canine pals. Done in acrylics and pen and ink, the vibrantly colored
illustrations add humor to the already silly story (the gang wants to visit the
Under Mundo where mummitos rest in peas) and children will want to stop and pore
over the details (the mummy is a Siamese). The text is lengthy, with several
points of action, so it is recommended for readers who can follow the longer
format. However, the narrative is broken up by songs and rhymes that will keep
them laughing throughout. When Skippyjon returns to his (real) mummy, youngsters will feel as if they have been to ancient Egypt with him.–Susan E. Murray,
Glendale Public Library, AZ (Ages 4-10)

10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman is a cute counting book for preschoolers/kindergartens with a Halloween twist. Cute pictures and funny words!

What are some of your favorite Halloween books?


Anais said...

I don't think I have any Halloween books that I read... but I remember when I was little, around Halloween I would reader "horror" novels... and they scared me SO MUCH!! I had nightmares for weeks after that!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Fun! Thanks for highlighting some books - I am always looking for new books to buy for my nephews.

I don't have any fave Halloween books, but that is because it has never been a holiday that I've loved!!

Marie Cloutier said...

that's a fun list. we don't have halloween books at my library (it's a religious Jewish library and halloween isn't really a jewish holiday) but I have fun glancing at them in the bookstores. :-) I think Charlie Brown & The Great Pumpkin is my favorite. Old fashioned, yes!