Pick a Pumpkin
by Patricia Toth & illustrated by Jarvis
Halloween is such an exciting time. There are many Halloween traditions, from decorating the house, dressing up in spooky and fun, colorful costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting the pumping patch. This playful book celebrates one of those traditions; picking a pumpkin from the patch.
I love the rhythmic text and how vividly we can follow a step by step fun from choosing the perfect pumpkin, carving it and making a beautiful, glowing jack-o’-lantern.
My kiddo adores this book and we can’t wait to pick our own pumpkin!
Hide and Seek
by Katie May Green
Kids will have an amazing time listening to this spooky bedtime story. At the top of the Shiverhawk Hall live children in pictures on the wall. When the moon rises, the DeVillechild twins are missing from their frames. The rest of the Shiverhawk children search for the girls, playing a game of hide and seek. Will the children be able to find the twins and return home to their paintings before the sunrise?
Spooky and fun. I love the creative and imaginative story. It has lots of character and charm. You just want to keep turning page after page and can’t wait to see what happens.
The Right One for Roderic
by Violeta Noy
All ghosts wear white sheets. But one little ghost named Roderic wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things: a bag, a rug, a boot. Can he find the right one for him? This sweet story about standing out and being true to yourself is just the sweetest story.
Ghosts can be scary. But this family of ghosts is so darn cute. I really like that this story adds a nice personality and character to Roderic, making it playful and to stand out. The story makes you feel a sense of warmth and being friendly with Roderic.
Give Me Back My Bones
by Kim Norman & illustrated by Bob Kolar
Take a underwater scavenger hunt as a silly pirate skeleton tries to put itself back together piece by piece. I love how the rhymes just jump at you. My kiddo was giggling and laughing as each page reveals pieces of the skeleton and he tries to put himself into one piece. It’s very entertaining and a blast to read along!