Well, with an anxiety-ridden spectrum kiddo, we may not have many Halloween decorations out, but we do have a nice stack of books! Similar to my Christmas book post, I thought I'd share our Halloween books.
First up: book order cheapos.
Out of this, Wee Witches Halloween is definitely my fave. The Halloween Play is second, and Runaway Pumpkin is a pretty fun read-aloud. They probably came in a pack or something years ago.
Other random paperbacks:
Ed Emberley is fun to draw, of course. Big Pumpkin was the kids VERY fave for so many years - it is a classic.
Angelina's Halloween gets pulled out of our Angelina collection, those illustrations are gorgeous.
Scaredy Squirrel is a new find for us - it's a library book, but I'd love to own it. SUCH a cute book. Not really a read-aloud, it's more lists and stuff. "A safety guide for scaredies" is what it says on the bottom. Kinda perfect.
Great Pumpkin - the best I could find as far as the 'real' book of the movie we love so much. Arthur is a board/lift the flap book, and Tricky Treaters was a free comic book day find.
I almost forgot Leonardo. We love all things Mo Willems.
A few 'chapter' books in the stack as well. All were old library sale finds. The Best Halloween ever is by the same author as The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. While not as good as that one, Best Halloween is still a funny story of the Herdmans.
More scary stories to tell in the dark. Never was into those, but sometimes the kids pick it up. The Newbery Halloween one is great though. Selections from various chapter books, by authors like E.L. Konigsburg and Beverly Cleary.
And here's our newest edition to the Halloween Books:
Last year I made up a photo book of all the Halloween costumes! I make photo books often (always with Shutterfly - love them!), and I like to keep the backgrounds simple (white). But with this one I had Monkey help me and we went nuts with the Halloween pages. Each year is documented, from 2000 when baby Girl was a fairy, to last year's Aquabat/Goddess costumes.
We had to scan a bunch of photos from the film camera!
Some you may remember:
Anyway, it's way fun to look through them. My plan is to put a glassine envelope or something on the inside back cover to hold the next few year's photos.
This really makes me want to put together a Christmas book!