Children’s Books that are a must-read for Halloween!

Halloween is almost here! Can you believe it?! These two books are a must-read!

This first one would be a hit for the little ones! I like it because it is a fun read and not too scary! 

SKELLY’S HALLOWEEN by David Martin; illustrations by Lori Richmond (Henry Holt and Co. BYR, August 7, 2018, Ages 4-8)

 The holiday’s name is in the title! Focusing on what kids love most about Halloween–the candy–the book steers away from the spooky side of the holiday, focusing instead on the silly, sweet side and making it perfect for young readers. David Martin is a Parents Choice and Oppenheimer Choice award-winner and has written over 25 picture books for early readers.Lori Richmond is at the beginning of her career, with two books out so far but many more to come. Her illustrations are just the right balance of playful and cute.

The next one is a great one for children who are reading chapter books!

I like this one because it’s a little scary but a fun read too!

BABYSITTING NIGHTMARES by Kat Shepherd (Imprint, on sale 6/5/18, ages 8-12) 
The Babysitter’s Club meets Goosebumps as a diverse group of friends encounter supernatural problems on their babysitting gigs. Perfect for readers of both contemporary friendship novels and scary tales, the series is a new and original concept that’s sure to captivate audiences from the start! The main characters are four diverse 12-year-old girls: Rebecca has both Jewish and Chinese-American heritage, Clio is African-American, Tanya is Mexican-American, and Maggie is Caucasian-American. They each have varied interests, including history, theater, engineering, and baking. The chilling supernatural mysteries propel the plot, but each story is centered on the emotional connections between the girls, and the highs and lows of their friendship.

Self Disclosure: I received free books to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided. 

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