scary books. This post is from 2009, and I still don’t quite feel like it’s Halloween until we pull out these books and at least take a glimpse. It’s hard, really, to sip a mug of pumpkin chai latte without thinking of Too Many Pumpkins. Â And wondering, what would it be like to not like pumpkins? Of when the boys fight, it’s hard not to think of the sibling-like qualities of cooperation in Pumpkin Soup.
37 comments to “It’s Halloween, and I’m busy reading…”
We love Room on the Broom! It’s fabulous. Don’t know the others, though, so perhaps I should hunt them out.
I think I remember that one. It is a good, funny laugh. I’ll have to add it to our annual list.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. My friends and I petrified each other with this one every October. Now my oldest is loving it for the same reason.
It’s definitely not advisable for younger kids. Their nightmares will keep you up for weeks!
My son is a afraid of a lot of things right now, but some of those books look like fun to read! I think I will try to check some of them out for him because he loves to read!
Thanks for the tips; I’ll definitely check them out!
Thanks for visiting my Tolkien quotes TT. I like that particular quote a lot too! 🙂
Yes, these books will definitely have them laughing.
I haven’t read any of them, but between being scared of scary books and not having Halloween here in Israel I suppose it’s no wonder lol.
Ah, since we haven’t celebrated Halloween that long, I had no thought of that is exists books too… Silly of me 🙂
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Looks like you’ve got a great assortment. I don’t think I have any…
but I do love to hand out candy on Halloween!
Fabulous! I will have to check some of these out! Happy T13!
Those all look far too scary for me. I wouldn’t dare read any of them!
They look like great books….I wish my niece and nephew lived here so I could read to them. My kids are too old:( Happy TT.
We have The Little Old Lady… it’s a fun read! I’ll have to get my hands on some of the others; we are off to the library either tomorrow or Friday. Thanks for the ideas and happy TT!
extreme pumpkins looks cool, and Skeleton Hiccups made me laugh!
We have that Room in the Broom and my little boys likes it:) Nice idea for TT!
I just loved Halloween books when I was a kid!
You’re missing the headless horseman–I love the classics.
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Thanks for the ideas! My boys loooooove “The Little Old Lady…”!
Those look lovely! my “babies are all inbetweenies right now. 🙁 Too grown (28) or too young (5 months), but I might just head to the librabry with this list, anyway… for future reference.
Wow, those look like some FUN Halloween books my kids would really enjoy reading. I’ll have to check some of these out!
I love Skeleton Hiccups in particular as I love how the text is arranged on the page. I have 2 recommendations as well: Neil Gaiman’s Wolves in the Walls and Carl Reiner’s Tell Me A Scary Story: But Not Too Scary. Both are really excellent!
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Pumpkin Soup is a good one.
I don’t know any of those. 🙁 How I miss Halloween that once was and I’m told by my new neighbors that there’s not a lot of kids that come around. 🙁
Great list of book, several I don’t think I’ve read before. I personally love the Witch Next Door series.
We loved the I spy books and also finding gold bug on every page of the jim Scarrey books esp Cars and trucks and things That Go
I’ll have to check those out. I’m sure my nephew will love them.
Great idea for this week! I remember several of those form when I was teaching….great books.
I love kiddo Halloween books! Right now Mouses First Halloween is a big hit.
I’m going to add all those to the list – does “The Gruffalo” count as an honorary Halloween story?
You need to read Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. It’s a silly book of Halloween-ish poems.
I completely forgot about the Gruffalo!! And I have never heard of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich — but it sounds right up our alley. Witch next door series — another one I have yet to explore.
You guys are truly making this the BEST Halloween ever.
Great list, as I’ve read none of them. Thanks.
Those books all look adorable, and I haven’t read a one of them! 🙂
A great Halloween TT! Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine.
Beware the Brindlebeast by Anita Riggio, as I looked at your books, I tried to remember what we used to read and my 16 y/o helped me. This might be one worth checking out, the illustrations are great.
What a wonderful list you’ve compiled for one of my favorite holidays. I wish I could say I’ve read at least one of them, alas, no children has rather left me out of the children’s books loop.
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i LOVE the little old lady who was not afraid of anything!