Halloween Books We Love


I can’t say it tops Christmas, but almost in our house.  Our family has always loved (ok had an obsession) with Halloween.  It starts in early September when we bring out the Halloween books, mid-September trips to the pumpkin patch, and then of course our decorations are always up before October.  I love to bring out holiday books because they have a sort of unique novelty to them.  The kids love to look through them, and say “oh I remember this one!”.  It seems to also refuel their interest in reading, and most importantly, it’s FUN.  I hope you will check out and enjoy some of our family favorites that our 8, 6, and 2 year old love!  What are some of your Halloween Favorites?

The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich

Max’s Halloween by Rosemary Wells

Skeleton for Dinner by Margery Cuyler

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell

Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Witches Four by Marc Brown

Pop-Up Surprise Haunted House by Roger Priddy and Sarah Powell

Monster Needs A Costume by Paul Czajak

The Underpants Zoo Book Review

Happy Easter!  Today was a busy day.  By the time it was all said and done, my children had completed four easter egg hunts, several meals, and tore through eight easter baskets (we have several generous grandparents and aunts in our big family)!  When we got home they were of course overly tired and it was the ideal night for a quick bedtime read.

The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach is a short, silly story about the wacky Underpants Zoo where the animals wear underpants just like us! Except…not exactly like us. Perfect for holding a toddler’s attention, The Underpants Zoo is full of fun and bright illustrations.   My kids laugh through the entire book, and are particularly entertained by  the crocodile’s “bow” underpants and the camel’s underpants full of sand.

You really can’t go wrong with this one…we could probably read it every night and they would still love it!  And who doesn’t want to end the day with laughter?