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A Trio of Halloween Books

Almost Halloween

Since seasonal books are always a favorite of mine, I offer a trio of Halloween books to celebrate the season. Recently, I bought one for each grandkid at an independent Bookstore. Two are board books and one is a story book for the eldest.

Snowmen At Halloween

Board book cover with snowmen dressed in Halloween costumesThe youngest tyke is just now realizing there is a world around him. Fortunately, he has parents that both read and read to him. Snowman At Halloween is a board book that he can put his chubby little hands around…next year. But I am sure he will listen to more than one reading of the cute tale this year.

The story is written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. I picked it up because snow often fell before Halloween when my kids were little. Not so much anymore. The sentences have rhyme and rhythm, and the story is sure to please readers young and old. A perfect start to a collection of Halloween books.

Room on the Broom

This adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler is sure to please my middle grandchild. She loves to open flaps and pull tabs. Since I have not read the original, I cannot attest to the changes. But this board book is delightfully humorous on its’ own. And the perfect length for pre-toddlers still building their attention spans. Interactive Halloween books are hard to find, and Room on the Broom is sure to be a hit.Kids lift the flap book with a witch on a broom

If Animals Trick-or-Treated

Cartoon animals dressed in Halloween costumes.The last of the trio of Halloween books is part of a picture book series. Ann Whitford Paul writes, and David Walker illustrates the If Animals… series. And If Animals Trick-or-Treated is sure to be a winner with the eldest grandchild who understands just what occurs on Halloween night.

If Animals Trick-or-Treated has a 2022 release date, so it may not be in many libraries yet. But the book portrays the various young animals in a variety of Halloween activities from visiting the pumpkin patch to reading scary stories and sharing delightful animal favorite treats.

A Trio of Halloween Books

Holiday themed books make great gifts. Halloween books are favorites with our family. The tradition began with my mom and continues with my grandkids. If your family enjoys Halloween, consider finding one of these three books to read this holiday.