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The one thing I try to do, even if I’ve failed at everything else for the day, is to read to the kids at night. And this is the fun time of year because between now and January, we have all kinds of holiday books to choose from.
There’s nothing better on a cold fall or winter’s night than cuddling up on the couch with a kid or two (or four…), a nice fluffy blanket, and a good book (ok, and maybe some pumpkin spice hot chocolate? Yes, that too.) Here are some of our favorites for Halloween.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, head-nodding bunch of fun. My kids love acting out the motions in this not-too-scary book by Linda Williams.
We love Farmer Brown and his animals, who have some definite un-barnyard-like antics. They’re back in Click, Clack, Boo! with more mischief. Written by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
It’s a monster! He gets bigger and bigger throughout the first half of the book, then slowly…disappears again. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley is great fun, and will probably have your kids yelling at the monster before long.
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S. D. Schindler, is a great story about teamwork between a witch, a vampire, a mummy, and…a very small bat who turns out to be very important.
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain is a great story about the beloved bear family and their adventures on Halloween night.
Just how much room does this witch have on her broom? Enough for some good friends, who work together to help her out of a jam. Room on the Broom is a funny, rhyming book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
A great book for kids just venturing into chapter books — Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt features one of our favorite pancake-loving detectives and his dog as they search for a lost dog and encounter some strangely dressed characters on Halloween.
It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutsky is full of silly poems and fun rhymes you’ll find yourself repeating even after you’ve finished reading it. Our personal favorite is “Skeleton Parade.”
What are your family’s favorite Halloween books?