Halloween Reads Giveaway

For the past few years, we have done a modified version of an advent calendar for Halloween.  (Read more about it here.)  In the two weeks leading up to the big day, we read one spooky tale a night from our box of Halloween books.  This year, we are happy to offer your littlest readers a trio of Halloween picture books.  Please leave us a comment, and we will draw for a winner on Friday, October 17th.  Canadian and American readers only, please.  Thanks to Sourcebooks for the bookish goodness!

It’s Halloween night, and Count von Count is dozing off in front of his fireplace. Suddenly, he hears someone knocking at his castle door, but when he opens the door, nobody’s there! Could it be a spooky Halloween spirit playing a trick on him, or is it something less sinister? Join Count, Elmo, and all of the Sesame friends as they celebrate Halloween!


A Halloween Scare by Eric James

It’s Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?

This humorous, creative story is the perfect Halloween adventure for children and parents to share.



Pumpkin Time by Erzsi Deak

The day the cows strolled down Main Street in fancy hats…Evy didn’t notice.

What was Evy doing?

Evy is so focused on watching her garden grow that she misses all the silliness going on around her—pigs DANCING, donkeys FLYING, and sheep HAVING A PICNIC.

But after Evy’s spent all year taking care of her garden, everyone’s invited to pumpkin time!


9 thoughts on “Halloween Reads Giveaway

  1. “Halloween Advent” — that is such a good idea. I have always been reluctant to buy seasonal books (except for Christmas — I have separate rules for Christmas), because they seem so short lived. But having a plan to save them up and read one a night makes me wish I’d indulged more in my children’s wishes for the half a dozen Halloween books they always hone in on, on the Scholastics order form.

  2. Love the idea of the calendar. Our boys have been asking us for months “when will Halloween be here??” so what a great way for them to track it themselves. And seeing as this year the family is going as vampires, I think the the boys would love Happy Halloween…must add it to our library 🙂 Tx for all the great suggestions!

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