Comments on: Halloween Books http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: eerie ideas… | Live Sigma Kappa http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-400847 eerie ideas… | Live Sigma Kappa Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:29:08 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-400847 [...] * when it’s time to wind the day down try reading some classic Halloween books  [...]

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By: Stacie D http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-213420 Stacie D Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:48:58 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-213420 My son loves “Goodnight Goon” by Michael Rex — a creepified version of the bedtime classic. We read it all year.

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By: Lynette Mattke http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-213417 Lynette Mattke Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:46:19 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-213417 Boy Dumplings, by Ying Chang Compestine. It is a Halloween ghost story AND based on Chines folklore.

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-59536 Leslie Wed, 06 Oct 2010 14:17:05 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-59536 Oh, and “Halloween ABC” (Lane Smith’s first illustrated book) is a classic, but dark (a banned book, I think, but the best ones usually are banned at some point).

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-59535 Leslie Wed, 06 Oct 2010 14:14:51 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-59535 I love “Pumpkin Eye” by Denise Fleming. Her illustrations are gorgeous!

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-59382 jen Sun, 03 Oct 2010 11:57:47 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-59382 hands down,” room on the broom” is the best Halloween book!

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By: Adrienne http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72935 Adrienne Sat, 24 Oct 2009 01:15:20 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72935 Does anyone remember the Dorrie the Witch series? About a little girl witch and her cat Gink, I think? We used to check them out from the libary when we were little. I loved them.

I always like to read a chapter book to my kids, on or two chapters a night, leading up to Halloween. We read "The Witch Family" by Eleanor Estes. It's a clever story about two little girls who banish the oldest, meanest Head Witch to live on top of a glass hill forever, except she can come down on Halloween. She can't gobble up little rabbits or use her magic much, which is very frustrating for her. It is very empowering to children, I think. Same author who wrote "The Moffats" etc. I read it as a kid and still love it so much.

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By: Loraine http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72936 Loraine Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:24:03 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72936 The Teeny Tiny Woman

Room on the Broom

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By: Melanie http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72937 Melanie Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:20:30 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72937 "Room on the Broom" is a fantastic, rhythmic book by Julia Donaldson.

Another fave is "Boris and Bella." The illustrations are frighteningly cute.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72938 Anonymous Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:57:21 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72938 We have had Keith Grave's "Frank was a Monster who wanted to Dance" on our shelves for all three of our kids. Every one of them can recite this cute story by heart.

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By: Mixing Bowl Mama http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72939 Mixing Bowl Mama Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:43:30 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72939 Oh, I'm not sure if it was mentioned in all the comments but I forgot to mention we're also reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman…my nine and half year old LOVES it!

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By: s g http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72940 s g Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:27:28 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72940 I have a signed copy of Bone Soup…from Cambria herself we received last year.

My kids LOVE this book!!! They want to read it year round…so clever and the illustrations are hilarious :) We will have to pick up some of the other suggestions!

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By: Mrs. Cupcake http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72941 Mrs. Cupcake Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:35:05 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72941 The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything… great for the little kids.

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72942 jen Tue, 20 Oct 2009 09:38:18 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72942 i know i tweeted this to you when you asked … but i just have to mention it again …
twisted sistahs.
so cute. and funny. and FULL of vocabulary. my oldest girl LOVES it.

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By: wandering nana http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72943 wandering nana Tue, 20 Oct 2009 07:25:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72943 I also recommend "The little old Lady who wasn't afraid of anything". I have been reading this to my grandchildren for years. We always sit on the bed or floor and when we come to the "surprises" we all do the motions. Even the older ones (10) still like to participate in the annual reading.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72944 Anonymous Tue, 20 Oct 2009 01:21:13 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72944 I have to add a third vote for Room on the Broom. It was given to us as a gift and my kids have adored reading it for years now.

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By: Lizzy http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72945 Lizzy Mon, 19 Oct 2009 23:51:32 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72945 buying a new halloween book was on my list for tomorrow. Just ordered bone soup!

We love Go Away Big Green Monster…so fun for little kids.

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By: Deanna http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72946 Deanna Mon, 19 Oct 2009 23:14:13 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72946 We have not gotten any Halloween books yet. Bone Soup sounds like a good one :)

Mommygaga.com

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By: noelle http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72947 noelle Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:07:14 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72947 you must try, you may have already, "pumpkin heads." it is a super simple book for 2-4 or 5 years old. the illustrations are traditional shots of the picture perfect trip to the pumpkin patch and more. enjoy!

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By: kelly http://www.designmom.com/2009/10/halloween-books/comment-page-1/#comment-72948 kelly Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:27:52 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=306#comment-72948 We love "Room on the Broom" and "Mrs. Biddlebox", we are fond of all things WITCHY :).

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