As the month draws to a close, we’ll wrap up our Halloween storytime series this week with a Trick or Treat! theme. I can’t wait to see what new Halloween books pop up next October!
Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson & illustrated by Paul Meisel
Going trick-or-treating on Halloween means a goody bag full of delicious caramel pops, jelly beans, candy bars…until Merlin waves his wand and everything turns “WackBards.” Whoever heard of paramel cops, beanut putter, or twicorice lists? Will the trickster’s Halloween spell be broken?
Sheep Trick Or Treat by Nancy Shaw & illustrated by Margot Apple
What will happen when the sheep go trick-or-treating? Could there be wolves lurking in the woods, hoping to waylay them as they return home with their bags full of goodies? In crisp verse and whimsically eerie pictures, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple tell the lively story of a remarkable Halloween adventure.
Boo, Bunny! by Kathryn O. Galbraith & illustrated by Jeff Mack
Eeek! Squeak! Halloween can be especially spooky for a shy bunny. But when that shy bunny bumps into another shy bunny, friendship scares away fear. Once they join forces, not even the darkest night can stop them two brave bunnies from having the best Halloween ever.
T. Rex Trick-or-Treats by Lois Grambling & illustrated by Jack E. Davis
It’s the darkest, scariest night of the year . . . and T. Rex can’t decide what he wants to be for Halloween. Everything he thinks of just isn’t uniquely frightening enough. Join T. Rex and his friends as he tries to figure out the perfect SCARY costume for trick-or-treating. Is it a bat? Or a cat? Or maybe a jack-o’-lantern?
The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey
When is a hot dog not a hot dog? When he becomes a hero sandwich! Pilkey delivers a hilarious Halloween treat in this story about Oscar, a dachshund doomed to wear a hot dog costume on Halloween. When he saves the day–and night–Oscar proves that while he may be short on height, he’s long on heart.