Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Halloween Books For Kids from Harper Collins: Just Say Boo!, It's Pumpkin Day Mouse!, Mia: It's Time To Trick or Treat!

It's the fabulous time of year! The weather gets colder, the leaves start turning colors, pumpkins are abound, and of course it's Halloween! No holiday is complete in our house with out some fun holiday treats. I'm not talking about the kind you eat, I'm talking about the kind you read. We love books that celebrate what ever holiday it is we're celebrating. Since Halloween is fast approaching, I wanted to share some of this year's must have children's Halloween books from Harper Collins.

By: Susan Hood
Illustrated by: Jed Henry
Published by: Harper Collins
Released on: July 24th, 2012
Ages: 2 & up
4.5 stars: We Really Enjoyed It!
Source: book from publisher to review

If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say?

"Boo!" of course! In this charmingly spooky story by Susan Hood, little trick-or-treaters learn just what to say in every Halloween situation. From rattling bones to ghostly footsteps, Susan captures all the best scares of the season--and teaches just the right way to dispel fears in favor of fun. Jed Henry's lustrous watercolors add the perfect crisp chill to this fall-weather story.

For if a skeleton groans as she rattles her bones, what do you say?-quoted from Goodreads

What an adorable Halloween read! I loved this story makes the some of the scarier things of Halloween fun for kids. For example, "If a yip and a yowl make you shiver and scowl, what do you say?" "BOO?" Kids are not only treated with some with incredibly warm and fabulous illustrations, they get a fun story, with easy to read words, and in the process learn a little Halloween adequacy as well. Like to say "Trick or Treat", "Thank You" and when something scares them, say "BOO!". This is a book that my kiddos have enjoyed reading over and over again, and it's one I'd definitely recommend picking up.

Illustrated by: Felicia Bond
Published by: Balzer & Bray
Released on: July 24th, 2012
Ages: 2 & up
Source: book from publisher to review
4 stars: We Really Enjoyed It

Join Mouse from "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" as he decorates all the pumpkins in the patch! -quoted from Goodreads

Fans of If You Give A Mouse a Cookie will really enjoy this Halloween themed book. Toddlers will love reading about Mouse and seeing how he decorates his seven pumpkins. They'll also see a surprise visitor from one of Mouse's friends who drops in to see him. This one I'd definitely recommend picking up for little readers. Being a board book makes it great for little hands.

Illustrated by: Olga & Aleksey Ivanov
Published by: Harper Collins
Released on: July 24th, 2012
Ages: 4 & up
4 Stars: We Enjoyed It!
Source: book from publisher to review

Mia and her best friends are going to be matching ballerinas for Halloween. Matching pink ballerinas, that is! But when Ruby wants to be green and Anna wants to be blue, things get a little . . . colorful! Can the tutu-tastic friends get their costumes together before it's time to trick or treat?

This book includes a full page of stickers to dress up Mia and her ballerina buddies! -quoted from Goodreads

You can not go wrong with a Halloween book that's about ballerinas and comes complete with stickers. Little girls are going to love this book. This has become of my daughter's favorite Halloween reads. One of the things I like about this story, is it's not just a Halloween read, but it's one that comes with a lesson. It's about comprise. Young Mia wants all of her friends to dress up how she is, but she soon learns that it's important to comprise, and listen to your friends. The end result for Mia was having a memorable Halloween with her friends and having some pretty great costumes too.

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