October 28, 2010

Haunting Books for Halloween!

"On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun."
~Author Unknown

These old hags love Halloween night.  After some bat stew they take off to fly to the moon and back, but when they run into some trick-or-treaters - they aren't as brave as you might expect.  The girls loved A Woggle of Witches.

Monsters' Test
The Monsters' Test was definitely our favorite this year.  I love the rhymes, the girls love the pictures, and of course the trick-or-treaters turn out to be far scarier than the actual monsters.  But you may be surprised who turns out to be the scariest in the end!

Go Away, Big Green Monster!The most requested monster book of all time at our house is still Go Away Big Green Monster!  Our poor copy is falling apart now.  I'm going to have to get another, or three!  I think the kids will want to pass this one down one day.  With the turn of each page, you build up this scary guy, BUT... you can tell him to go away.  He won't come back (until you say so.)

The House That Drac BuiltRemember the house that Jack built?   It wasn't nearly as scary as The House That Drac Built!  Thank goodness my kids have never been easily spooked.  Even I was a little surprised at his creepy house.  If you can make it to the end though, you'll find that even monsters need some TLC.  Trick-or-treaters save the day again!     

T. Rex Trick-or-TreatsT. Rex Trick-Or-Treats is another in that series of T. Rex books by Lois Grambling.  He can't figure out what he wants to be for Halloween, but he knows that he wants to be SCARY!  His dino friends seem to have all the best costume ideas already, but with their help he turns out to be the scariest of all. 

I Am the Mummy Heb-NefertI Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert wasn't actually a Halloween book, but since it's about a mummy, I pulled it out to read.  It was over the girls' heads, but Robotson would have enjoyed it if he hadn't been watching iCarly (speaking of scary!)  Seriously though, it's a beautifully illustrated book and a good introduction to mummification.

The Book That Eats PeopleI can't possibly end this post without a shout-out to our favorite scary book of all time, The Book That Eats People.  The girls still shudder with delight every time we read it.  

What are you reading this year?   What are some of your favorite scary books?

Have a Happy Halloween!

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