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

Book Review: Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline

Today’s book is Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline. Here’s what it’s about: Horrible Harry and his classmates all love Halloween. Everyone wears a costume to school-even Miss Mackle. Every Halloween Harry shocks his classmates with his scary costume. In kindergarten he was a bloody Count Dracula, in first grade he was the Loch Ness Monster, and in second grade he was a slithering snake. So everyone in Room 3B can’t wait to see … Read more

Book Review: The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler

Today’s review is The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. This is a book more for the little one, and here’s what it’s about: All summer, Little Nell has tended the garden with BIG Mama, BIG Sarah, and BIG Lizzie, and finally the pumpkins are ready for Halloween. Her sisters choose smooth, round pumpkins to carve, but Little Nell likes a bumpy little one best. Sarah and Lizzie jeer, “It’s … Read more

Book Review: Harriet’s Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson

Today’s review is Harriet’s Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson and here’s what it’s about: While sharing might be okay the rest of the year, on Halloween Harriet’s determined not to share her treats with her little brother, Walt. She is running out of places to hide her stash, and there’s only one thing she can do … Harriet’s hilarious–and tummy aching–solution will delight both her old fans and those new to Nancy Carlson’s Neighborhood in … Read more

Book Review: Boo! by Robert Munsch

Today’s review is BOO! by Robert Munsch, a fun book I fell in love with in the first few pages. Here’s what it’s about: Best- selling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko create another funny adventure about a boy named Lance, who finds an inventive way of getting more candy on Halloween. Lance loves dressing up for Halloween. This year, instead of wearing a store-bought mask, he paints his face very, very scary. When Lance … Read more

Book Review: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Since today is the 2nd of the month and I’ve only posted one other review for the Halloween reviews, I’m re-posting this one. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds is one of my favorite scary books for kids and worthy of an annual reminder. Here’s what it’s about: The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper … Read more