It’s Halloween and SpongeBob is determined to scare everyone this year. All he has to do is dress up like the Flying Dutchman. But SpongeBob doesn’t realize just how scary he can look. Join the gang from Bikini Bottom for this spooky Halloween tale!
What is hiding under the bed? What is scratching at the window? Find out in New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier's scary stories collection. These five spine-chilling stories will have beginning readers everywhere begging to stay up late to read (with the light on!). With authentically scary, easy-to-read text and creepy, full-color artwork throughout, this book is perfect for young children who crave lite scares. This is also THE book to share at sleepovers or around a campfire. It will send SHIVERS down your spine!
Clifford's friends bring him a ladder, a hose, and a light that flashes. Children will delight when Clifford marches into the Halloween parade as a big, red firetruck in this story they can read themselves!
Itchy witches, groaning ghosts, and plump pumpkins are just a few of the characters in this collection of giggle-producing Halloween tongue twisters. It's so much fun, it's like trick-or-treating for your tongue!
On Halloween night, best friends Minnie and Moo take a wild ride into town on a runaway bed. They find the streets filled with trick-or-treaters dragging bags of candy. Leading a ragtag troupe of their farm buddies, Minnie and Moo join the festivities, performing hilarious tricks to earn their treats.
Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories about strangers at the door. By the time they have finished, they have scared themselves under the bed. Stories in this book come from Bohemia, the Guyanas, and Peru and are based on the universal theme of not opening the door to strangers.
All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction site. While deciding their best course of action, they tell each other stories about strange toys, a mysterious glass bottle, and a dragon. By the time they are finished they are scared, but they know just what they should do. The Far North, Germany, and Italy are featured this time.
This time a lost dog sparks the theme of strangers and the wisdom in avoiding them. And what a collection of strangers they are! Headless trolls, people with pointy ears and huge eyes, and long-lost “aunties,” who enjoy eating their guests. Stories from Scandinavia, Sierra Leone, and Iraq are highlighted in this universal warning.
Cautionary tales from West Virginia, Africa, and Central Europe are related by each boy until they are certain Mothman, Monster, and Ghost are after them. Are they scared? Not enough to admit it, but they certainly are running for home a little faster than usual.
In short lines, large type, and text broken into phrases, three more stories are told. Marcos, Leon, and “I” try to out-do each other with warnings against tasting things that may not be safe. Dire consequences and ridiculous outcomes take the boys to new heights of hilarity in these spooky tales from Australia, Italy, and Eastern Europe.
Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys’ imaginations run as swiftly as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from Central Europe.
Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that they mustnâ€™t forget important things and these generously illustrated tellings from Russia, England, and West Africa drive the point home in a memorable way.
Fenny and Crag, two young swamp monsters, have been reading about children- they sound neat! So when they spot some real ones on a class trip to their swamp, they decide to follow them back to school...
Amber Brown has come up with a fantastic costume, but it's a secret. She won't even tell Justin, no matter what he bribes her with.But one thing worries Amber all day. Her parents had a fight before school. What if they don't make up before their traditional Halloween dinner (macaroni and cheese, carrots, and orange juice)? What if they are in bad moods during trick-or-treating? Halloween is one of Amber's favorite holidays, and of course this one turns out to be as wonderful as all the rest.
Thistle's new playmate is about to discover that a visit to Old Howl Hall is not your average play date. From peculiar pets to terrifying treats, this is truly a ferociously funny family. Beginning readers will be able to zoom through this spooky text with the greatest of ease.
Can a vampire and a mummy learn to share? Scarlet is a feisty little Vampire, and her best friend, Igor, is a roly-poly little Mummy. Together, they star in three humorous, heartwarming stories about two friends who never agree on anything. That is -- until they discover different ideas can become even better ideas when they cooperate!
It's Halloween night, and someone has stolen Miss Hildy's sleuthing cape and cap. This gives Miss Hildy the perfect opportunity to use her detective skills. So she sets out to look for clues, wearing an old witch costume and carrying a spyglass. What she finds will surprise new and accomplished readers alike. This funny book will have readers wishing for more Miss Hildy mysteries.
A crisp wind blows. A voice howls. Masked figures dance by moonlight. And the taste of chocolate is in everyone's mouth. It's Halloween! Lee Bennett Hopkins captures the spirit of everyone's favorite holiday in this sweet and spooky collection of poems for beginning readers.
The Lambchops can't wait to be spooked at a Halloween party! Arthur is excited for the haunted house, and Stanley wants to show off his limbo moves. But when they see a bully picking on their friend at the party, the boys know that they have to help. Soon, Stanley comes up with a plan that is flat-out hilarious!
Little Witch wants to go to school just like her friends, but her mother thinks she should stay home and learn from her witchy aunts. Mother Witch finally agrees to let Little Witch go, but only if she promises to be very, very bad. It's a wild ride on a broomstick that kids won't soon forget The third book in the popular Little Witch series, "Little Witch Goes to School" has all the mixed-up magic and quirky humor kids have come to love in the first two books.
Little Witch is back, and this time she's mad! At her cousin Bossy, that is. Cousin Bossy has come for a visit and makes Little Witch feel as if she can't do anything right. When Little Witch has had enough, she dreams of turning her magic on Cousin Bossy--and turning her into a stinking pile of garbage. But is it all a dream? Readers will enjoy finding out when they read this great new addition to the Little Witch series.
It's Halloween in Coolsville and Scooby and Shaggy are off to meet the gang at a groovy costume party! But when Scooby and Shaggy show up at the party, it's YIKES! in a haunted house! Turns out it's not really haunted, just for sale, and that Scooby and Shaggy have gotten the address wrong!
While taking a walk on Halloween night, a witch and her cat are frightened by three children in costumes. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about everyday life and adventures. Educator resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include; phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
A boy and his pet dragon play in the autumn leaves, make a jack-o'-lantern, eat pumpkin pie, dress in costumes, go trick-or-treating, enter a costume contest, and fly together. Includes reading activities.
It is Halloween morning. Arthur is dressed up as a ghost for the school party. Then he spills ketchup on his costume, and that's just the beginning. Now Arthur has a crazy costume that nobody can figure out- until Wilma's big sister comes up with the most original idea.
This early reader in verse entertains with silly dogs getting up to some Halloween hijinks. The crazy dogs from Joan Holub’s Step 2 reader Shampoodle are back and as spirited as ever! There’s a puppy party in the backyard, but the scaredy-dogs skedaddle when ghosts and ghouls begin to arrive. What should these pups do? Don costumes and join the Halloween parade!
A ghost horse that warns ships away from the reefs. A haunted painting that won’t be moved. A body of bones that doesn’t want to stay in its grave. A sea captain with a hook for a hand who still walks the beaches of California a hundred years after he died. Here are four ghost stories from around the country about real people and true events.
Join Wanda Witch in her third Level 3 Scholastic Reader adventure! Wanda Witch doesn't want to go to school EVER AGAIN! She is always in trouble with her teacher Miss Foulbreath. But little witches have to go to school to learn to read, according to Cat-a-bogus, so Wanda Witch decides to prove that she can read. She just has to read the spell that turns a prince into a frog! A pinch of this and a pinch of that and VOILA! a frog! And then another frog...and another...and another...Good thing Cat-a-bogus is there to get rid of all the frogs. Wanda Witch decides that going to school may be a good idea after all!
When pranksters ruin Dolores Starbuckle's perfectly good pumpkins, Andy Shane puts his trickiest plan to the test in this humorous, uplifting tale filled with Halloween fun. Andy Shane does not want to go to Dolores Starbuckle's birthday party. It's on the same day as Halloween! Plus, Dolores is always ordering Andy around, making Andy lists on a clipboard, or squealing over Andy's marble collection. But when Dolores tells him that someone is smashing pumpkins in front of her house, the idea of tricking the tricksters sounds too appealing to resist. Maybe there's even a way to scare off the vandals and give Dolores a really great present, all at the same time!
Halloween is here and Petal and Poppy are going to a party! But Petal is scared. Halloween is too spooky. But Poppy assures Petal it's all just pretend. There's nothing to be afraid of. But then a haunted house scares Poppy. Maybe Halloween is a little spooky after all!
Is there a ghoul in your garage or a phantom in your family room? Then you need the Ghostbusters! In this hilarious book for beginning readers, Erin, Abby, Holtzmann, and Patty go after ghosts and banish banshees to prove their skills to you. If our heroes have it their way, after reading this hilarious book packed with exciting stills from the movie, you’ll be convinced. If there’s something strange in your neighborhood…call the Ghostbusters! (Operators are standing by.)
Mr. Brown and his clever cat, Cobweb, are back for a new adventure in their haunted bookstore. When a burglar who does not believe in ghosts tries to steal from Mr. Brown, it's up to Cobweb and her ghostly friends to convince him otherwise. Beginning readers will love the charming illustrations and easy-to-read, humorous text in a sequel that gives the youngest fans of "ghost" stories another big reason to cheer.
Whoosh! City witch Drusilla and country witch Constance are flying to the country fair in style--on top of Drusilla's vacuum cleaner. The bad news is that it's not so easy to ride a vacuum cleaner. But that's what makes their trip so much fun!
Did you know that hundreds of years ago, people would carve Jack-O’-Lanterns out of turnips and potatoes? Or that today, Americans spend nearly two billion dollars each year on Halloween candy? Learn all about the not-so-scary history of Halloween in this fun, fact-filled book. A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
Jane O’Connor’s classic story for beginning readers Lulu Goes to Witch School has been given fresh illustrations by Bella Sinclair in this beautiful new edition. Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves pretty new teacher, Miss Slime, especially her wart. Lulu’s first flying lesson around the cemetery goes great. There’s only one thing she doesn’t like about witch school—curly-haired Sandy Witch who seems to do everything better than Lulu. Funny, spooky Lulu Goes to Witch School is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own, but still need a little help.
Captain Charles Handsome has captured an ice-cream cone of unusual size to display in the Big City. But Cone Kong escapes his captor and flees with Bouncing Betty Beautiful to the top of Igloo Tower! Who will save her? Will Cone Kong escape? This hilarious adventure is penned by the one and only Daniel Pinkwater, whose witty writing style makes this book perfect for summer reading!
It’s Halloween, and the Cat in the Hat is taking Sally and Nick on a trip to find costumes. But when they encounter a colony of tiny cave bats, they are in for a fright—until they learn that most bats are harmless and nothing to be afraid of! Based on the PBS Kids Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween! TV special, coming in 2016, this early reader is the perfect way for kids to celebrate the holiday—and learn a bit about an iconic Halloween animal!
Scooby and the gang are picking pumpkins for Halloween when they see a witch haunting the pumpkin patch. When the witch makes another appearance at the town's annual Halloween bash, will the guests be too spooked to party?
Mittens the kitten wants to help Nick get ready for Halloween. But when Mittens tries to paint spooky faces, put up spooky cobwebs, and make orange cookies, he makes a mess instead! Halloween activities take center stage in this sweet beginning reader about Mittens.
Melvin has a flat tire. When he rolls into a spooky graveyard, he finds just what he needs: a new golden one. But as soon as he puts it on, he hears a spooky voice calling after him, “Who took my golden tire?” Melvin speeds home and hides under his tarp. The ghost follows him. The spooky voice gets closer and closer... Who could it be?
It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate's friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost? Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are on the case!
A pirate bride who sinks with her ship, a ghost that gets ever larger, and a big slobbery monster with long green fingers and floppy purple lips are just a few of the characters who populate this collection of silly, spooky tales collected and retold by folklorist Judy Sierra.
A pirate bride who sinks with her ship, a ghost that gets ever larger, and a big slobbery monster with long green fingers and floppy purple lips are just a few of the characters who populate this collection of silly, spooky tales collected and retold by folklorist Judy Sierra.
The Know-Nothing want to go trick-or-treating, and all they need is a trick for getting treats. But it is a night for ghosts and witches -- and dressing up -- and the four foolish friends find that there is more to Halloween than candy!
Olivia and her friend Francine are helping decorate the classroom for their Halloween party, but they can’t agree on the color scheme. Francine insists that Halloween colors are always orange and black, but Olivia wants to use her favorite color, red. Since the decorations won’t be “perfect,” Olivia decides to look for the perfect costume, instead. On the day of the party, when Olivia arrives in her costume, she finds a few surprises waiting for her…
Mouse likes Halloween. In fact, Mouse loves Halloween. And with only a few days to go before the big day, Mouse has lots of preparations to make. There are decorations to hang up and pumpkins to carve — especially for the big pumpkin-carving contest! Mole does not like Halloween nearly as much. It is scary. It is creepy. And who left that broom on the front step? Thankfully a pumpkin-carving contest is not too scary.
Weekly Reader Early Learning Library introduces young readers to common concepts in the early elementary curriculum. Simple, repetitive text helps young readers develop literacy skills as they learn important facts about themselves and the world around them. The twelve books in this series are each devoted to a month of the year, covering the number of days, the seasons, weather, and events that make each month special. In October, readers will learn that falling leaves, pumpkin picking and carving, and Halloween all happen during this month.
Following the well-known and much-loved Rookie Books format, these fun and informative books introduce early elementary-school children to the basic facts about major holidays. Each book explains the development of the holiday and how it is celebrated today, and includes holiday games, traditions, crafts, and foods.
Goslings are on the prowl in this holiday board book from the popular Gossie & Friends series! While Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo are tricking and treating, Ollie is thinking about how sharing is better than scaring. With shiny foil on the cover, a gentle Halloween story, and Olivier Dunrea's signature adorable artwork, this book is the perfect one to share with the littlest trick-or-treaters this October!
Follow Me Halloween is a fantastically busy Halloween finger trail book for young children. They will love to follow Boo the ghost through each of the seven Halloween scenes, using their fingertips to trace along the grooved mazes. Each scene is full of funny little Halloween characters to spot in the Ghost Town, the Count's Castle, the Witches' Wood, and more. And at the end of every trail is a hole going through to the start of the next exciting maze adventure.
A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!
Halloween can be especially spooky for a shy bunny. But when that shy bunny bumps into another shy bunny, friendship scares away fear. Once they join forces, not even the darkest night can stop them two brave bunnies from having the best Halloween ever. Full of sounds, spookiness, and sweetness, this dynamic picture book celebrates the best part of Halloween: friends!
In Karen Katz's distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed? NO! But Baby finds many other surprises as a ghost, a witch's hat, cute-as-a-button bats, and candy apples are found beneath each flap. Finally after Baby finds her pumpkin, she's ready to go trick-or-treating and the final flap reveals a Halloween extravaganza!
Boynton celebrates Halloween! A new addition to the Boynton on Board series, with over 21 million copies sold, Eek! Halloween! is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween. 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!”
Halloween is here, and Curious George is getting ready for the big night. There are so many costumes to try on, treats to share, and games to play! George has so much Halloween fun picking out the perfect pumpkin, decorating his house, and celebrating with his friends that he’s not sure he’s ready for the day to end. Follow the little monkey through his fun-filled day with this book of poems. Happy Halloween, Curious George is a sweet treat to help Curious George fans of all ages get in the Halloween spirit.
Follow the trail for an eerie adventure with black cats, ghosts, and goblins! This storybook includes unique cutout paths for toddlers to follow with their fingers as they encounter haunted Halloween critters. With adorable illustrations and rhyming text, this sweet and spooky book is a fun Halloween read for kids of all ages
Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!
The monsters in the book all want to show how spooky they are! Filled with spooky skeletons clapping hands, wicked witches stomping feet, hairy werewolves jumping up and down, sneaky vampires nodding heads, naughty mummies snapping fingers, and creepy frankensteins honking noses, little ones will love this frightful, Halloween-themed twist on the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It”!
It's Halloween, and Max and Ruby are going trick-or-treating. Max wants to carry his candy, but Ruby says no and carries it for him. Will Max ever get his own treats&150or will he have to trick Ruby? Sturdy shaped pages and candy-colored illustrations make this an ideal book for the littlest trick-or-treaters.
The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises! With a die-cut cover, adorable illustrations, and a flap on every page, this sturdy little board book is the perfect Halloween gift for trick-or-treaters everywhere.
BOO! say the witch, the ghost, and the jack-o'-lantern, giving two timid mice a terrible fright on Halloween night. Then they reveal themselves--with a loud PEEKABOO!--to be guests for the mice's own party. Children will love this small, brightly colored board book that's just right for the witching season. Full-color illustrations.
Candy Corn, a calico kitten in the shape of a triangle, acts as a guide pointing out all the shapes similar to herself as she takes us on a tour of a gently spooky Halloween night. With charming full-color illustrations throughout, this simple, attractive board book will be a natural hit.
A Mischief of Monsters is a Halloween treat! Children will love joining in with the little and big monsters as they munch and crunch, roar and snore, and squelch and belch! This novelty board book has tactile pages: each little monster is raised so it fits neatly into the recessed scene on the opposite page. With humorous illustrations, innovative novelty, and a stand-out fluorescent cover, this cased board book is fun to share together this Halloween.
Little learners will love wiggling the little ghost puppet while enjoying the spooky retelling of the classic "Five Little Monkeys" rhyme. With cute illustrations throughout, plus plenty of opportunities to sing along, this title makes an ideal choice for parents wanting to encourage the development of fine motor skills in their little ones, and it's perfect for Halloween reading fun.
This teeny tiny ghost is too little to be spooky. Will she find her voice... and a friend, too? Discover the perfect Halloween read-aloud, full of vibrant illustrations, bouncy rhymes, and an adorable friendship duo!
Here you'll find non-fiction books for kids about the history of Halloween, Halloween and pumpkin crafts, DIY costumes, and even spooky poetry!
Jeffrey is the mischievous 'something' that frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels. His only purpose for existing is to prod her into collecting and preserving 'true ghost stories from throughout the south.
This is the first anthology of the author's own favorite ghost stories from the highly successful Jeffrey series of books that began in 1969 with "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey." Hundreds of thousands of these books have been sold. The present volume includes 13 of the best of Mrs. Windham's stories, representing mysterious and supernatural doings from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Most of the stories are related to historical places and sometimes to historical people.
Accompanied by her faithful companion, Jeffrey, a friendly spirit who resided in her home in Selma, Alabama, Kathryn Tucker Windham traveled the South, visiting the sites of spectral legends in Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, among other places. In Jeffrey’s Latest Thirteen: More Alabama Ghosts, a sequel to her landmark Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, Windham introduces readers to thirteen more of Jeffrey's ghostly acquaintances, each with the charm and universal appeal that has created hundreds of thousands of Jeffrey fans. Among the other hair-raising tales in this collection, Windham spotlights the apparitions of academia. From the three Yankee soldiers who haunt the University of Alabama’s Civil War–era Little Round House to the Confederate soldier who resides in the University Chapel at Auburn University, Alabama’s institutions of higher learning seem to have more than a few paranormal pupils. Photographs of the sites about which Windham writes are one of the best-loved features of her series of “Jeffrey the Ghost” books. Jeffrey’s Latest Thirteen features the image of a beautiful child who, though not photographed in life, reappeared long enough to be photographed with his bereaved father's borrowed camera. Bewitched readers will find the startling photograph of the child in the next-to-last chapter, just pages before he book’s photograph of Windham’s own spectral muse, Jeffrey.
Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased, through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects. He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey's antics are widely recounted.
Jeffrey is the mischievous “something” that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased—through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects. He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey’s antics are widely recounted. “Nobody has ever been afraid of Jeffrey,” Mrs. Windham says. “He is very convenient to have—we blame everything that goes awry on him. His only purpose for existing (if that word is proper) is to prod me into collecting and preserving ‘true’ ghost stories from throughout the South.”
Half of this book features Halloween celebrations and entertaining, while the rest highlights creativity with pumpkins.All-new ideas for both crafters and noncrafters. One-of-a-kind Halloween how-to with detailed instructions, patterns, and recipes.
National Geographic Kids gets a spooky twist, just for Halloween. The National Geographic Kids Halloween Book of Fun! will keep kids and families entertained for the entire fall season. Packed with 80 colorful pages of Halloween-themed mazes, hidden picture games, pumpkin carving crafts, Halloween recipes, and more, this exciting activity book for kids ages 6 to 12 will feature the bold illustration style and amazing photography that they have come to love in National Geographic Kids magazine, the nation’s top-selling consumer magazine for children. Kids will have a blast navigating through a spooky pumpkin patch maze, hunting for hidden pictures in a haunted house, or trying out new costume creations and pumpkin carving ideas—every page delights with spooktacular fun! This hands-on book is sure to be a thrill at home and is the perfect Halloween gift for young ghost and goblin friends.
Every October 31, children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door looking for a treat, carve faces into pumpkins, and tell scary stories. Where do these traditions come from? Old and Billin-Frye get to the bottom of this and other questions in their informative and witty nonfiction picture book.
Completely redesigned for today's young investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides readers through the facts that nurture their need to know.From the spooky ancient Celtic and Roman traditions to today's crazy costumes and candy free-for-all, this book visits all the haunts of the October 31st holiday. Find out how Halloween started, who celebrates it, and what customs are most popular now. Don't read it alone!
Here are the stories behind all the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols of Halloween. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween! With clear, color-coded type and clever illustrations, this fourth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book uses traditional teaching techniques to invite young children to read along with the text.
Compost won't mean the same thing after readers have seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled wreckage to hopeful green shoot. The story of decomposition is vividly told so that science comes to life (and death). Part story, part science, and a whole lot of fun. Features a teacher guide in the back of the book, and additional material (including instructions on how to put on a Rotten Pumpkin play in your school) are on the Creston and Author websites.
Hungry for some ghoulishly good Halloween treats? You won't need ghostly help to conjure up these snacks. In just a few simple steps, you can make Jack-o-Lantern Juice, Crunchy Spiders, and much more. So get on your broomstick and get in the kitchen! Snack time will never be the same.
This award-winning book will make you a costume wizard. Create an unforgettable outfit for a child for Halloween and other occasions. 100 costumes with lavish full-color photos and user-friendly visual index, simple patterns in three sizes for children 3-12 year-olds, no-sew shortcuts, last-minute solutions, treat bags & accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and well-organized layout. Most costumes can be made without a sewing machine, many in just one evening, some even in an hour or less. Creative and comfortable designs range from traditional and storybook characters, animals and clowns to celestial beings, cultural tributes, and country costumes. Background information for the characters, Halloween history, and safety tips are included.
Bats, pumpkins, ghosts, and frogs are just some of the Halloween symbols featured in this informative guide. Readers will learn to transform a flat sheet of paper into something truly spooky. Easy-to-follow instructions allow readers to create a multitude of imaginative objects.
Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of creepy and scary Halloween creatures, such as witches, bats, monsters, and more! This book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment
Let's Celebrate Halloween is perfect for busy families with young children who want to mark the holiday with easy-to-do recipes and crafts and fun-to-read stories and poems. The book is interactive and engaging and features a mix of brand-new material and selections inspired by or drawn from Highlights High Five magazine, including a Little Bunny story, four crafts, three recipes, three activities, That's Silly!, and My First Hidden Pictures. Intended to create new family traditions and appealing to kids of all ages, this offers the perfect way to celebrate the holiday year after year.
City and country kids will have fun all year long with Deanna Cook's indoor and outdoor pumpkin adventures, from planning the garden and planting the seeds to baking pumpkin pie and making pumpkin crafts. More than 50 indoor/outdoor pumpkin activities for year round fun.
A picture book biography of José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe’s, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.
And when summer is over, just in time for Halloween we have the ultimate in spooky searches all lined up. From costume balls and Halloween parades, to haunted houses and creepy pumpkin patches, there's no shortage of funny goings-on this Halloween. And with so much packed onto each page it's no wonder that things go bump in the night!
All Hallows Eve has never been so funny with Holiday Ha-Ha's: Halloween Jokes & Riddles. This one-of-a-kind joke book is filled with over 300 hilarious Halloween theme jokes, riddles, and puns, plus Craig's spooky and unique line drawings. And a second helping of humor isn't far behind in the second book in the series, Holiday Ha-Ha's: Thanksgiving Jokes & Riddles. Jokes and riddles are the perfect family entertainment for budding comedians on this, our favorite gluttonous holiday! At such a great price, this is the perfect, simple holiday gift for goofy ghosts, goblins, and little gobblers!
A Frankenstein who shops at the grocery store. A ghost who's afraid of ghosts. A witch with a turbo broomstick. These are just a few of the quirky ghouls and goblins children will meet in this playful picture book brimming with holiday cheer. Joan Horton's silly, spooky poems and JoAnn Adinolfi's whimsical illustrations capture the spirit and excitement trick-or-treaters expect on Halloween. So this year, give a giggle and a shiver for Halloween Hoots and Howls!
You think you've got problems? Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot- now they have problems. Monster-sized. You try to address Dracula's hygiene issues. And don't even get me started on the Phantom of the Opera. Really, just read this book.
Eighteen designs introduce easy sewing, stamping, painting, and woodworking techniques- A mosaic lantern, glowing mobile, and cauldron-shaped candles are great for indoor or outdoor decor- Party-perfect projects include invitations, favors, table linens, and decorated cookies