Kiddosphere: One Week Until Halloween!
Halloween is just one week away! Do you have your costume ready? Have you decorated your house (or your car if you’re going trunk-or-treating)? If you’re still doing errands for Halloween preparations, stop by the library to check out some terrific Halloween books!
Galaxy Zack, starring a human boy living on the planet Nebulon, is one of my favorite new easy chapter book series; A Haunted Halloween features Zack attempting to track down the mystery of ghost apparitions.
Nina Laden’s board books are must haves in any board book collection. Her latest, Peek-A-Boo, encourages children to make predictions about the (not-so) spooky creatures hiding throughout the story.
I discovered the History of Fun Stuff and Science of Fun Stuff series several months ago; I had a feeling that they would be instant hits, and I’m so pleased that I was right! The subject matters appeal to many children, and the concepts are explained creatively and succinctly. The Tricks and Treats of Halloween is a fun look at the history of this unique holiday.
If your family attends a harvest festival or a trunk-or-treat event instead of Halloween activities, Trunk or Treat is for you! It’s a sweet and simple look at a super fun event. This obviously takes place at a church; you can see the steeple and some children are dressed as Biblical characters; readers are free to emphasize these subtle illustrations or mentions as they wish.
Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library
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