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Some of My Favorite Halloween Board Books

October 21, 2021

Below are some spooky Halloween board books for your little ghosts and goblins to enjoy.

Count to five forwards and backwards in these books filled with Halloween treats.

Five Little Pumpkins written by Rosie Greening and illustrated by Lara Ede, Make Believe Ideas, 2016

Five Little Pumpkins illustrated by Ben Mantle, Tiger Tales, 2010

Five Spooky Pumpkins written by Danielle McLean and illustrated by Roisin Hahessy, Tiger Tales, 2019

Have fun with this rhyming text while finding geometric shapes.

Pumpkin Shapes written and illustrated by Charles Reasoner, Picture Window Books, 2015

Join Duck and Goose as they search for a pumpkin.

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin written and illustrated by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, 2009

These two boo books will keep spines tingling as readers find surprises on each page!

Boo (Peek-a-Flap) written by Rosa Von Feder and illustrated by Gaby Zermeño, Cottage Door Press, 2017

Boo! written by Jonathan Litton and illustrated by Fhiona Galloway, Tiger Tales, 2015

Everybody loves a party – especially a pumpkin party with all your friends!

Pumpkin Party! written by Maudie Powell-Tuck and illustrated by Gill Guile, Tiger Tales, 2015

Don’t forget a Halloween witch with push, pull, and slide fun.

My Magical Witch written and illustrated by Yujin Shin, Abrams Appleseed, 2021

Look at this sweet little pumpkin. Not all Halloween books have to be spooky.

You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie written and illustrated by Natalie Marshall, Silver Dolphin Books, 2018

Here’s a classic Halloween book about friendship written in high-flying rhyme!

Room on a Broom written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Dial Books, 2012

And one last spooky lift-the-flap ghost book with lots of ghoulish surprises.

Ghost in the House written by Ammi-Joan Paquette and illustrated by Adam Record, Candlewick, 2015

Be sure to share these devilishly fun Halloween books with your youngsters!

See You Around

November 2, 2017

A ball. A wheel. A pie. These are a small sampling of circles that are all around you. Today happens to be “Look for Circles Day.” Have some fun with your youngsters. Whether you’re young or old, keep the circular ball rolling and read, sing and count together today.

Books with circles:

hole

The Book with a Hole by Herve Tullet

round

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table written by Cindy Neuschwander and illustrated by Wayne Geehan (Check out the series.)

circle square

So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban

spots

 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter

city

City Shapes is written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Songs about circles:

Circle Song – Jack Hartmann

Circle Songs for Early Learners 

The Circle Song with Didipop Music

If you’re counting, did you remember to count all of the circles in this post? Don’t be surprised if by the end of the day you find yourself going in circles. Have fun!

Fall Fun

October 24, 2013

Pick A Circle, Gather Squares:  A Fall Harvest of Shapes written by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky and illustrated by Susan Swan is a wonderful seasonal book to introduce shapes.

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It’s October, and what’s more fun than a family trip to a farm for a harvest hayride and pumpkin picking? While there, the family is on the spy to see how many different shapes they can find. Round pumpkins and apples, a square bale of hay, oval eggs, a rectangular box, hexagons in the chicken-wire fence, and triangle slices of pie. What other shapes can be found?

This concept book is perfect to share with preschoolers. Susan Swan’s illustrations include cut paper and bright autumn colors that will keep youngsters entertained as they search for the various  shapes.


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