This Halloween book round up includes picture books, a graphic novel, and a picture book biography. I’m giving away Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume and a prize pack for The Mortification of Fovea Munson To enter to win either prize, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
What are your favorite Halloween books for kids? Thanks for sharing!
New Halloween Books for Kids Round Up
Go To Sleep, Little Creep by David Quinn, illustrated by Ashley Spires
Even ghoulish parents have trouble getting their little ones to bed! Mummies, vampires, and other creepy creatures implore their children to go to bed. In rhyming verse and with charming and not-at-all-scary illustrations, this is the perfect bedtime book for October! [picture book, ages 2 and up]
Mother Ghost: Nursery Rhymes for Little Monsters by Rachel Kolar, illustrated by Roland Garrigue
I love how this Halloween themed picture book sneaks in poems that are a riff on classic nursery rhymes. Pair with the classics for a comparison! I actually find this monster version more fun than the originals! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Mark Fearing
This picture book starts off with a similar beginning to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, but it veers off into its own rhyming scheme. This could be a Halloween version, though, of a classic rhyming poem. In this book, Michael McMichael is a nice boy taking something to his grandmother but his bus ride proves to be more than just transportation. Michael McMichael uses his wits to outsmart the scary driver and all is well on this unusual bus. Kids who are not easily scared will like this Halloween themed adventure particularly those who take the bus! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume
The wildly popular cartoon character, Peppa Pig, tries to decide what she wants to be for Halloween. All her ideas are already taken by her friends so she comes up with an idea that matches practicality with fantasy. The Peppa Pig picture books are not my favorite, but then I am not a fan of the animated TV show. This a case where the book is not as good as the “movie” but I don’t think that matters to young fans. [picture book, ages 2 and up]
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelly Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illustrated by Felicita Sala
Mary Shelly created Frankenstein to win a ghostwriting competition held in the house of Lord Byron where she was staying. She was just twenty years old and didn’t have a story the night before the contest was to end. Her story combined different elements from her real life: a memory of a science experiment when she was young, her deceased mother’s own daring writing, and her imagination. Her story of Frankenstein was eventually made into a play, making Mary famous. This is a great book to show girls role models of strong women who overcame obstacles to reach their dreams. [picture book biography, ages 5 and up]
Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner
My 13-year-old son abandoned this book because of the slow start. He’s not interested in girls yet so the first half of the book that focuses on a 6th grade boy and his crush turned him off. The second part of the book changes up the plot into a Halloween worthy story involving vampires — real and fake — and a new teacher with his own relationship issues. I would recommend this to readers who like relationships based stories mixed with vampire adventure. [graphic novel, ages 10 and up]
The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Hinn Heider
True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea’s stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein’s snuffling assistant! That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud. What seems like a nightmare, or bizarre hallucination, is not. Fovea is somebody’s Igor, all right. Three somebodies, actually. And they need a favor.
With a madcap sense of humor and a lot of heart (not to mention other body parts), this is a story about finding oneself, finding one’s friends, and embracing the moment. [chapter book, ages 8 and up]
Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume & a prize pack for The Mortification of Fovea Munson GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume and a prize pack for The Mortification of Fovea Munson.
There are two winners. One for Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume. The other for:
- Copy of The Mortification of Fovea Munson
- And a $50 Visa gift card to (trick-or)-treat yourself!
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