Short reviews: Halloween Books for Children

October 16, 2014 Book Reviews, Review Archive 3

MMMOhMY (1)Scholastic,Inc. where I work has a bookstore and it’s hard to not want to go and buy up everything that is in there..lol. Even though I don’t have kids I still have fun reading the little books. So I have picked up four books for the little ones at Halloween time and I am going to give them away if someone has a little one that they might like to get them for. I decided to read them myself so I could let everyone know how cute they are!

scaredycrowScaredycrow by Christopher Hernandez, Illustrated by Kyle Poling

Scaredycrow is about a scarecrow who is suppose to scare off the crows and other animals so they don’t get the corn. The thing is, is he his is afraid of everything. So any time another animal gets near him he yells and hollers and waves his arms in fear but he always ends up scaring off those animals, but he doesn’t know it.

Scaredycrow was very cute and is beautifully illustrated with a lot of lovely bright colors. It also comes with a punch-out scaredycrow so you can make your own little scarecrow! How cool is that! It’s only 24 pages and makes a great Halloween book for the little ones!  4stars

weewitchesWee Witches Halloween by Jerry Smath

Four funny witches go to Scaring School to learn how to frighten trick-or-treaters on Halloween night…But when they scream their biggest “BOO!” the kids just laught and scream “BOO” too!

This one is a cute rhyming book about this four little witches who go to scaring school to learn how to be scary but when it comes to scaring people nobody thinks they are scary. They go to a fair, a parade and yell BOO and nobody pays them much attention or just screams BOO back at them. It has cute illustrations and I love how the witches hatch from a pumpkin patch!! 🙂 Is 32 pages and great one for the little ones! 4stars

happyhauntingHappy Haunting Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, Illustrated by Lynn Sweat

Trick or treat! Amelia Bedelia wants to help prepare for the big Halloween party, but how can she follow directions when nothing is as it seems? (Goodreads)

Now this one is for those a little bit bigger but still a child’s book and it is 64 pages. So I have never read an Amelia Bedelia book before but I know they are very popular. There are something like twenty in this series and from just reading this one I can tell they all must be a lot of fun. Amelia helps the Rogers in their home and on her way there she sees that it looks really odd. She thinks someone has messed up their home but what has happened is the Rogers are getting ready for Halloween.

Amelia bungles some things along the way but she finally gets the hang of this Halloween party and is very delightful and run. Amelia cracks me up because she takes things that the Rogers say so literally. Like cracking the window, you will have to read it to find out what that means!  4.5 stars!

dinnerdraculaDinner with Dracula: A Spine-tingling Collection of Frighteningly Funny Poems Edited by Bruce Lansky, illustrated by Mike and Carl Gordon

Just in time for Halloween, “Dinner with Dracula,” is a hilarious anthology of scary, spooky, spine-tingling poems about werewolves, vampires, headless horsemen and other creepy creatures that will tickle kids’ funny bones. That’s right-a scary but funny (or funny but scary) poetry book that will start selling at Halloween and keep selling throughout the year because the content is about scary stuff rather than Halloween stuff. Edited by “The King of Giggle Poetry,” Bruce Lansky, who along with Shel Silverstien and Jack Prelutsky, rules the children’s poetry section of bookstores Includes poems by Jack Prelutsky, Kenn Nesbitt, Bruce Lansky and other leading creators of “giggle poetry.” (Goodreads)

Here is a little taste of the fun poems inside:

Advice from Dracula

Don’t ever dine with Frankenstein; he feasts on flaming turpentine. He chomps and chews on soles of shoes and quaffs down quarts of oily ooze.

There is a lot more to that poem but isn’t it fun!! All the poems in this children’s book is fun and full of Halloween themed poems. I have only one complaint and that was the fact that there was a poem in there with a word that is way larger than the age group for this book. It will be okay if an adult is reading it to there kid but I thought the word was just sort of out of place as I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce it or no what it meant when I was little. Other than that I thought it was a lot of fun and has a lot of poems in it for only 32 pages. The illustrations are a lot of fun as well. Great for Halloween! 3.5 stars

So these are the four books I have for the giveaway. If you have a little one that would enjoy these then please check out the giveaway below.

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3 Responses to “Short reviews: Halloween Books for Children”

  1. Michelle

    When i was little I was snow white but it was those plastic costumes in the box with the creepy mask. We really had scary costumes back when lol. But it was always my favorite (regardless of how creepy it was) 🙂

    Love those book! Great Hallloween Post!!!

    • ladystorm

      I remember those!! I was yoda one year and it had the hard mask that went with the costume! When I was about 12 I was the Where’s the Beef lady! LOL Do you remember that commercial..hehe. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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