Book Review: Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

Today’s Halloween book review is Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up – and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L’il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come … Read more

Book Review: Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder

Today’s Halloween themed book is Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder. Here’s what it’s about: Halloween has arrived, but so have spooky skul-a-mug-mugs who frighten the grown-ups into calling off trick-or-treating. It’s up to the kids to take back the night! Told in nonsense verse, this scare-fest will have you yak-yawling with fun! I liked the comic like illustrations by John Martz but wasn’t impressed with the way the poem was written for … Read more

Book Review: The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin

Today’s book review is The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin. Here’s what it’s about: Presents the study of ghosts, including current theories and famous encounters. This is not a Halloween themed book, but ghosts are appropriate for the holiday. You’ll even learn a thing or two. I liked the format of the book. It includes some of the most well-known, real-life, ghost stories, along with other educational information like definitions, historical facts and … Read more

Book Review: Five Little Pumpkins

Today’s Halloween book review is Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. Here’s what it’s about: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again. Dan Yaccarino’s vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh … Read more

Book Review: Paper Crafts for Halloween by Randel Mcgee

Today’s Halloween book review is Paper Crafts for Halloween by Randel Mcgee Do you want to make your own haunted house? Haunted houses are a fun and scary part of Halloween. Follow storyteller Randel McGee as he explores Halloween in PAPER CRAFTS FOR HALLOWEEN. Learn to make a flying bat, sitting black cat, goofy goggles, and even a haunted house! There are all easy patterns to make and the directions are pretty easy to follow. … Read more

Book Review: Wild Witches Ball by Jack Prelutsky

Today’s Halloween Book review is Wild Witches Ball by Jack Prelutsky. Here’s what it’s about: A tall witch, a round witch, a silly witch, too. Some are spooky, some are cute, and one wears go-go boots They have gathered for their ball. Why not try to count them all? This is a playful poem that counts backward from ten. The illustrations are equally playful and fun. This is a really quick read I think kids … Read more

Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone

Today’s Halloween book is Extreme Halloween: The ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again by Tom Nardone. Here’s what it’s about: From baking hemorrhaging desserts to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire readers to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. Some of the spooky ideas include: Alligator in the Leaf Pile, Toilet Bowl of Candy, Fog Your Yard, Buried … Read more

Book Review: Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by Margret & H.A. Rey

Today’s Halloween book review is Gurious George Goes to a Costume Party by Margret & H.A. Rey. Here’s what it’s about: George and the man with the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party—but they aren’t wearing costumes. No matter—there are plenty in an old trunk upstairs, and soon George is trying on all kinds of outfits. But when he wants to look in the mirror, George finds he has to jump on the bed. … Read more

Book Review: Halloween Mice!

Today’s Halloween Book Review is Halloween Mice! by Bethany Roberts. Here’s what it’s about: Simple, spirited verse and lively watercolors capture the excited anticipation and shivery delight of a favorite holiday. Four Halloween mice dress up in costumes for a midnight romp in the pumpkin patch. But they hadn’t counted on a Halloween cat! Children will applaud as the mice’s clever plan scares the cat away-and the littlest mouse gets the last laugh. Another book … Read more

Book Review: Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert

Today’s Halloween Book Review is Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert. Here’s what it’s about: The harvest garden is bursting with delicious vegetables, the pumpkins are decorated and lit, and the mice have their costumes ready. Everyone is looking forward to the annual Halloween-night feast. Scary Cat wasn’t invited to the party, but he seems to think he’s coming anyway. Time for a clever mouse-style surprise to outsmart that cat! This is one of my … Read more

Book Review: The Witch Casts a Spell by Suzanne Williams

Today’s Halloween book review is The Witch Casts a Spell by Suzanne Williams. Here’s what it’s about: With its delightfully hair-raising surprise ending, this Halloween frolic is set to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell” I had fun reading this story with the music of The Farmer in the Dell in my head. What I really liked about this book is the illustrations. Barbara Olsen did a spectacular job! Very creative! It’s a … Read more

Book Review: Wake the Dead by Monica A. Harris

Today’s Halloween book review is Wake the Dead by Monica A. Harris. Here’s what it’s about: “Be quiet, Henry! You’re loud enough to wake the dead!” Henry is having a loud day. When he plays, he’s loud. When he walks, he’s loud. When he talks, he’s loud. Everything he does is loud. His mother, his father, even his sister warn him that he’ll wake the dead. And wouldn’t you know it . . . he … Read more

Zombie Book Reviews

Today I’m mentioning 2 zombie books for my Halloween book review. The first is Zombies on the Loose by Anne Rooney and the second is The World of Horror: Zombies by Sue Hamilton. Here’s what Zombies on the Loose is about: This amazing book reveals the truth behind the science in creating a zombie out of a real human being. The World of Horror: Zombies is about the same thing plus some more information about … Read more

Book Review: Hailey’s Halloween by Lisa Bullard

Today’s Halloween book review is Hailey’s Halloween by Lisa Bullard. Here’s what it’s about: It’s time for Hailey’s favorite holiday Halloween! She plans her costume. She also carves jack-o’-lanterns with her family. Finally, it’s time for Hailey to trick-or-treat with her friends. Find out how people celebrate this spooky time of year! This is a fun book because it contains lots of history facts about Halloween. You learn while Hailey decides which of her costume … Read more

Book Review: Froggy’s Halloween by Jonathan London

Today’s Halloween book review is Froggy’s Halloween by Jonathan London. Here’s what it’s about: Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he enjoys himself anyway. I LUV FROGS! So this is a fun book for me. Poor Froggy has a difficult time deciding on a Halloween costume. Have you ever had a hard time deciding what you want to be for … Read more

Book Review: The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Today’s Halloween book is The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey, and it’s a good one. Here’s what it’s about: Oscar is short, like all dachshunds and other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a hero. Color illustrations throughout. A “School Library Journal” Best of the Best of 1995. Such a CUTE book! We all know that Dave Pilkey writes … Read more

Book Review: Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor

Today’s book is Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor. Here’s what it’s about: Celebrate Halloween with a pumpkin head! Wendell Minor presents a delightful range of glowing pumpkins, from cowboys to witches to snowmen. Kids and parents alike are in for a special Halloween treat. There aren’t a lot of words in this book. It’s all about the pictures in this one. Beautifully illustrated, the pictures are worth a second and third look. The book is … Read more

Book Review: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Today’s review is Book Review: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. Here’s what it’s about: 0nce upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare … Read more

Book Review: Halloween Origami by Robin Owen

Today’s review is Halloween Origami by Robin Owen. Bats, pumpkins, ghosts, and frogs are just some of the Halloween symbols featured in this informative guide. Readers will learn to transform a flat sheet of paper into something truly spooky. Easy-to-follow instructions allow readers to create a multitude of imaginative objects. Origami is one of my favorite crafts. These are all easy patterns. If you’re a beginner this is a good book for you to try … Read more