Friday, October 21, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with Workman Publishing / Book Review / Giveaway #WorkmanHalloween

Happy Halloween! We're the last stop in the spooktacular HALLOWEEN blog tour hosted by Workman Publishing. Today's stop features reviews for some of their newest Halloween releases, and an epic GIVEAWAY! One winner will receive all 5 of the books featured on today's tour stop. Before you enter to win, here's a little bit about each book. 


By: Sandra Boynton 
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: August 23, 2016
Ages 0-4
Rating: 4 stars - We Enjoyed It
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It starts with an uh-oh—the chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? / Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!” 

What happens when a few silly chickens get together on the spookiest night of the year? You'll get a fun board book with a few scared chickens trying to figure out why they're seeing witches, and wizards, and yellow-eyed glowing pumpkins. Little do these chickens know it's Halloween, and it's all part of the fun! This is a really fun, non-scary board book all about Halloween. Fun illustrations, and bright colors, make this book one young kids will enjoy reading. 

By: Julie Winterbottom 
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: August 23, 2016
Ages: 8 & up
Rating: 4 stars - We Enjoyed It
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Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined.

A fascinating read that combines facts, fiction, and hands-on activities. FRIGHT-LOPEDIA has all the things that go bump in the night, and then some. From mummies, to the largest spiders in the world, to being buried alive, ghosts, and zombies. Listed in chronological order, this is a great book for those who enjoy the creepy, crawly, scary, make your skin crawl, kind of reads. From history to modern day, to the 'what-if', this is a book that will both fascinate, and creep out it's readers. This book definitely makes for a perfect Halloween read. 

By: Brian Castleforte
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: August 23, 2016
Ages: 9 & up
Rating: 4 stars - We Enjoyed It
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Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun! Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool factor of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights.

A really fun, do it yourself book for creative young minds. This book includes everything you need to make your own paper robot. With over 46 robots to create, this book comes with pictures of each robot, information about the robot, including their name, the directions on how to build them, and the cut out robot, along with stickers to add to them. This book is hours of fun for those who love to build, and create. 

By Hal Johnson
Illustrated by: Tom Mead
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: September 8th, 2016
Ages: 9 & up
Rating: 3 stars 
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Illustrated throughout, including eight drawings printed with glow-in-the-dark ink, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is for every young reader who loves a good scare. The book was originally published in 1910 by William Thomas Cox and is now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes. The creatures are all scales and claws, razor-sharp teeth and stealth, camouflage and single-minded nastiness. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, they speak to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is smart and quirky. The illustrations have a sinewy, retro field-guide look. Read them around a campfire, if you dare.

Perfect for kids who love R.L. Stine, this book features stories that will keep you up at night! Perfect for scaring your friends around the camp fire, this is a book that will make it's readers question just how much of these stories are real, or made up...... You definitely won't go walking in the woods at night after reading these stories. Not for the faint of heart, this book is almost as good as visiting a haunted house. There's definitely a few scary stories in this one!

By Joy Masoff with Jessica Garrett and Ben Ligon
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: November 1st, 2016
Ages: 8 & up
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Featuring 114 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting. Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!

I've not read this book, but this sounds like a book that's great for those who like the kind of experiments that gross people out. 


Thank you to Workman Publishing, one winner will receive a copy of all 5 of the books pictured above, along with a Workman Publishing tote and a few other surprises. To enter, please fill out the form below. 


October 10: Lisa/A Rup Life
October 11: Jessika/Kidliterati
October 12: Jennifer/Reviews Coming at YA
October 13: Laura/Literacious
October 14: Sandie/Teen Lit Rocks
October 17: Christina/Confessions of a Book Addict
October 18: Kate/Ex Libris
October 19: Lori/Pure Imagination / Lauren/Love is a not a Triangle
October 20: Andrea/The Overstuffed Bookshelf
October 21: Katie/Mundie Kids

* Books, and prizes provided by Workman Publishing. All titles reviewed were received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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