This post was originally published on October 31, 2012.
Lauren Thompson is a great author. Her Mouse series highlights the many firsts encountered by a little mouse. Mouse’s First Halloween follows inquisitive little mouse through all sorts of Halloween experiences which in the end all prove not to be so scary after all. This is a gentle Halloween tale that would make a great read aloud.
As a family that loves the whimsy of Halloween rather than the spooky, Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma is a great addition to our Halloween book collection. This sweet tale about being true to yourself is terrific!
The Bumpy Pumpkin is an extremely sweet tale about a little girl who thinks a small bumpy pumpkin would make the perfect jack-o-lantern. Her sisters do not agree and are quick to tell her that the pumpkin she wants is too small, too bumpy, and too ugly to be any good. Left alone and feeling sad, she is soon greeted by a number of animal friends who understand the beauty she sees in the small bumpy pumpkin. They help her transform the pumpkin into a darling jack-o-lantern. Ultimately, Little Nell and her sisters realize that jack-o-lanterns can come in all shapes and sizes.
Just Say Boo! is a perfect choice for a Halloween read-a-loud. The book tackles how to deal with Halloween situations little ones might find a little scary…”Just say boo!” The refrain is repeated throughout the book and children enjoying the story will no doubt be able to help the reader with the verbiage as they become familiar with the pattern. Just Say Boo also tackles basic Halloween etiquette including saying “Trick or Treat” and “Thank You”. This a great little Halloween tale that is targeted to early elementary children.
10 Trick or Treaters is a darling counting book that includes rhyming text and bold, colorful pictures. This would be a wonderful first Halloween book for little ones. Definitely a terrific Halloween treat….
For those of us who thought all alphabet books need to begin with the letter A and end with the letter Z, Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween provides proof that alphabet books can begin as well as end with non-traditional letters and be entertaining as well as informative. Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween includes awesome illustrations which feature each letter of the alphabet in a Halloween costume. This one is just plain fun!
Curious George Goes to a Costume Party introduces the reader to a variety of Halloween traditions beyond trick or treating. It is a fun book which highlights George’s curiosity and the mishaps that happen as a result.