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    Question Hallowe'en book recommendations

    I noticed there is a thread for Christmas book suggestions, but I was wondering if you would share your Hallowe'en book recommendations, too, please?

    My 4-year-old is all about Hallowe'en at the moment. We have a few Hallowe'en titles and stories about ghosts which I saved up to read in the run-up to Hallowe'en. He enjoys reading them because of the Hallowe'en connection, but I sense that he hasn't found any favorites yet.

    I found a gem online, called Beginner Readers Hallowe'en by Ella May Woodman, which is perfect for where DS1 is now. He was able to read it all to me, apart from one word on the last page, so he was pretty chuffed with himself. The whole story uses some sight words and the rest is rhyming -at words. I highly recommend it. We've read it several times since I got it last week.

    Another ebook DS1 likes is "A Ghost Went Trick or Treating" by Gene Wilikers. It has a good moral to the story, but I don't like it as much as DS1 does. It says it's for emergent readers, but it's really not, so this is for me to read to him. From the second page - "Oh, you be nice, I'm sure he did the best he could," remarked the Ladybug. In contrast, the Woodman book has easily decodable lines like "The rat pats the bat's hat."

    I've gone on a bit of a tangent, sorry! I would love to hear your Hallowe'en book recommendations

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    There's a lot of good Halloween poetry. Obviously things like "The Raven" and "Hist Whist" and so forth by famous poets, but there are some good picture books.

    I like Hallowilloween by Calef Brown. And there are some old good collections - Ghost Poems and Witch Poems - that we take out of the library most years (though I can't seem to Amazon find them... too oop, I guess). And Marilyn Singer's Monster Museum and Creature Carnival are both creepy fun. And there's The Monsterologist by Bobbi Katz. Lots of good ones...

    How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamera is a cute math Halloween tie in book for K-2nd graders - really good book actually. And there's a Let's Read and Find Out science book called From Seed to Pumpkin that's cute.

    There are others... we're just so far past the picture book stage. I remember we liked Cranberry Halloween (because we liked all the Cranberry books). But not much else...

    For chapter books, The Witches by Roald Dahl is a good one.
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