19 Days of Halloween: Day 18

So. My Halloween buddy is down for the count today. He started running a fever last night and it carried over today. I’ve called the doc and his nurse is 99% sure it’s just molars busting through. He finally let me give him some Motrin about an hour ago {after refusing medicine all day} and crashed on his floor.

Since he’s been icky all day and not up for projects or recipes, I thought I’d share with you some of our favorite Halloween books for little ones!

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is a fun rhyming book full of beautiful illustrations. As the witch in the story makes her late night flight, she picks up friends along the way who squeeze onto her broom.

By the Light of the Halloween Moon by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

By the Light of the Halloween Moon by Caroline Stutson is perhaps the only book on my list that could be considered even slightly “scary.” But even then, this one is so fun, I still recommend it for little ones. A pair of feet dangle off a bridge and Halloweeny characters come by to tickle the toes, each one foiling the attempts of the one before it. It’s funny, rhyming, full of fun pictures, and carries just the tiniest bit of spine-tingling fun suspense.

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain is a staple from my own childhood. I had a huge collection of Berenstain Bears books, and loved this one in particular. Like all of their books, this one is fun mixed with a sweet moral message to share with little ones.

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams is an engaging book for preschool and kindergarten aged children. It’s whimsical and folksy, with a captivating story for kids to follow, and has fun with onomatopoeias.

Bone Soup by Cambria Evans

Bone Soup by Cambria Evans has just enough “eww” and “ick” to delight school-age children {perhaps particularly little boys, although girls can enjoy a little bit of yuck too!} This is a Halloween parody of the classic Stone Soup story with delightful illustrations by the author.

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Yet another fun parody, The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing is a colorful rhyming story for young children that takes the spooky out of Halloween and makes it a night of fun and excitement. Ghosts decorate trees and children pick out costumes in this fun poem book based on the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite Halloween books with you. I also have a whole list of wonderful monster books, but I decided to limit this list to Halloween specific. There has to be some restraint on my part or this post could be pages long!

I think it’s a wonderful tradition to build up a collection of holiday-themed books to keep up in a closet until that time of year. We have Halloween books, Easter books, and of course Christmas books that only come down once a year. It makes them so special, and Little loves going through the books he rarely sees.

Happy Haunting!




Filed under Creative Ideas and Crafts, Halloween Fun, Learning at Home

2 responses to “19 Days of Halloween: Day 18

  1. Thanks for the book suggestions! We’ve been reading Trick or Treat so many times I have it memorized. I’d love to try some of the other ones you mentioned and we just happen to be going to the library today!

    • No problem! I LOVE children’s books (maybe more than most kids lol) and these are really fun. I really enjoy Room on the Broom. That one is really fun. There are others that I like too, but I don’t know how easy they would be to find. We have one about a fun haunted house that lights up in the dark, but I doubt it’d be available at the library. There are so many cute Halloween books out there though.

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