Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Books...

My love for children's books, is more like an obsession.  I have been collecting children's books since before I ever even had any kids.  If I could choose any job in the world (other than being a mommy) I would be a children's book illustrator/ writer!  Of course, that's a far-fetched dream, seeing how I lack the artistic abilities, so I enjoy other talented folk's work instead.  ;)  My more realistic dream is to one day have a library like my mother's.  You should see her collection.  It's fabulous!!  :)  My 6 year old's closet is already reaching it's capacity to hold all of the books I've accumulated over the years... and my bookshelf in the playroom has reached it's limit as well.  But, the way I see it, you can never have too many books.  :)
     For each different Season/Holiday, I love to take out and display my books that go along with that Season, or Holiday... Today I'd like to share with you a few of my favorite Halloween books!

At this moment I have them displayed in this fun wire basket.  I'd like to make an actual box, to fit them better, with more room to grow over the years, but this'll do for now.  :)
 Today I'm only sharing 5 of my favorites, I have many, many more.  Let me know if you're interested in learning more of my favorite Halloween reads!  

"Cinderella Skeleton" by Robert D. San Souci, Illustrated by David Catrow
Such an absolute darling take on the "Cinderella Story" and the illustrations are just lovely!!

"Boris and Bella" by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Gris Grimly
This was a new find for me last year.  I am in love with Gris Grmily's artwork!!  I have one other book illustrated by this artist.  The storyline is fun too.

"Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
This is probably my daughter's absolute favorite.  So Dang Cute!!  Enough said.  ;)

"Scary, Scary Halloween" by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Jan Brett
This has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl myself!

"Little Goblins Ten" by Pamela Jane, Illustrated by Jane Manning
Oh, I just LOVE this one!!  You just need to read it for yourself. Well, all of these that I've listed, for that matter.  ;) 
What are some of YOUR favorite Halloween books??  I'm always on the lookout for one I haven't read yet, I'd love to hear some that you and your kids love to read.  


  1. I want to get Little Goblins Ten. My favorite of the ones that you posted is Scary, Scary Halloween. Love that one.

  2. I have a dream of having a library of children's books in my house one day too! I absolutely love reading them and I sure hope Carter learns to love them just as much as I do if not more. I am going to get some of these and please keep the suggestions coming. I am trying to put a list together of what I want and then do one big order on Amazon. I have a feeling Santa is going to be bringing lots of books for Christmas to our house :)

    1. I love getting books for my kids for practically every holiday, and 'just because'. There's just too many to choose from, and my list doesn't seem to shrink as I buy them either, it only gets bigger with each new month. LOL. I'll be sure to post more of my favorite's! :) Carter is going to have a great Christmas!! ;)

  3. Oh we love books too! I don't have any of these. I will have to get some.. Thanks for sharing them ;)

  4. The Grand's have been better at buying books for my little girl but she loves her "stories" and I need to get her more. I love the holiday ones to break up the favorites we read multiple times a week. I am loving these books already. Amazon here I come! I'll be checking here to see some of your other favorites soon :) Thanks Cherie~

  5. Room on the broom is a favorite around here!