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Halloween Reads, whether you like it sweet or scary, I have some for you! (Book List)

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Halloween Reads, whether you like it sweet or scary, I have some for you! (Book List)Otter: Trick or Treat by Sam Garton
Series: Otter

Illustrator: Sam Garton
Find the Author: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon
Also in this series: I Am Otter, Otter in Space, I Am Otter Board Book
Also by this author: I Am Otter, Otter in Space, I Am Otter Board Book
ISBN: 0062366661
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Halloween
Published by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen on July 1st 2015
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover
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The curious, charming, playful, and internet-famous picture-book character Otter gets in the Halloween spirit in her first paper-over-board book!Hi! I am Otter.Halloween is the best holiday ever! It is also a very busy time for me and Teddy: We have to pick pumpkins, decorate the house, and make scary costumes. With so much to do, it’s a good thing I’m a Halloween expert!

I love otterThere are a handful of new good readers for little spooks this Halloween as well as our oldies, but goodies from other years. Hopefully you’ll find something to add to your lists from here! Most of these books are available as eBooks as well as hardcover picture books (but of course I always recommend the real thing!)

I love Otter! We love Otter! Otter is absolutely adorable, truly I do not exaggerate. Otter! was a big hit, Otter in Space! was perfect for us this year, and now Otter Loves Halloween! is a great addition. While the first two books are taller 9×11″ jacket hardcovers, this seasonal special is a 9×9″ hardcover and will go great on the holiday shelf next to the Marley, Splat the Cat, and Pete the Cat books.

Otter is a brave sole, just as are most children in the 4-8 age range and he is excited for Halloween. He is very into the idea of costumes being super scary, but he gets in a little over his head as he soon finds everything else to be scary too. In the end, he’s fearless “of course” and he just wants to protect his friend Pig. This little seasoned story is a great fit for those who are exuberant, but might find themselves a little concerned when it comes to the big fright night.

Parental note: There is nothing too scary in these pages and I wouldn’t hesitate to let all of my children flip through it.

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Halloween Reads, whether you like it sweet or scary, I have some for you! (Book List)Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
Series: Pete the Cat

Illustrator: James Dean
Find the Author: Website, Twitter
ISBN: 0062304186
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Halloween
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on July 21st 2015
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover
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Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins" in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!

Pete the Cat is always fun and musically brilliant! So why not get a Five Little (Monkeys) Pumpkins music in your head and sing a long to this preschool and early elementary worthy song rendition. This is another great 9×9″ hardcover to add to the holiday shelf. Make sure to check out the animated trailer video and downloadable worksheets!

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Halloween Reads, whether you like it sweet or scary, I have some for you! (Book List)Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Series: Splat the Cat

Illustrator: Rob Scotton
Find the Author: Website, Twitter
Also in this series: Splat Says Thank You!, Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise, Splat the Cat: The Big Helper
Also by this author: Splat Says Thank You!, Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise, Splat the Cat: The Big Helper
ISBN: 0062368974
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Halloween
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on July 21st 2015
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
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The fun of Splat the Cat continues in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton's paper-over-board edition of Scaredy-Cat, Splat!It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately, he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o'-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?

Splat the Cat is such a silly cat, he’s always up to some sort of planning for a school themed-activity. This time he wants to be the scariest and not scared-est cat and of course Seymour is there to help!

This is a good 9×9″ hardcover to add to the seasonal shelf. Friendship, working through things when they don’t go exactly as planned, and fun Halloween ideas. Originally published in 2010.

If you’re interested, there is a Splat the Cat costume out there in the world! Ahh!!!

 

 

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About James Dean

James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his art work, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, GA, with his wife, four cats, and one dog. You can visit him online at www.petethecat.com.

About Jane O’Connor

Jane O’Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O’Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.

About Rob Scotton

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Splat the Cat, Love, Splat, Merry Christmas, Splat, Russell the Sheep, Russell and the Lost Treasure, and Russell’s Christmas Magic. His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist. You can visit Rob Scotton online at www.robscotton.com.

About Sam Garton

Sam Garton is the author of I Am Otter and Otter in Space. He began writing and illustrating stories about Otter and her world on the blog “I Am Otter: The Unheard Ramblings of a Modern-Day Domestic Otter” in 2009. Sam lives in London. He met a real otter once. It bit him.

You can visit Otter at www.iamotter.co.uk.

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her Kindergartener AppleBlossom, newborn Almond Blossom (the boy!) and toddler OrangeBlossom in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

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