Check out these new seasonal children's books to add to the fall fun
With leaves and pumpkins and tricks and treats all around, settle in for some seasonal books that will add to the fun. Visit your library or ask your favorite bookstore about these new gems.
“Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating” by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Jay Fleck (Chronicle Books, ages 2 – 4)
Learn all about trick-or-treating before the big day gets here – and add in a lesson on friendship and sharing, too. This board book can be part of your family’s fall fun for years.
“Halloween Treat Hide-and-Seek” illustrated by Olivia Aserr (Chronicle Books, ages 2 and older)
This board book features an interactive wheel and flaps to lift, so little ones can be a part of the story. Find the Halloween treats and practice guessing skills, too.
“Daniel Visits a Pumpkin Patch” by Maggie Testa, illustrated by Jason Fruchter (Simon Spotlight, ages 3 – 5)
Daniel Tiger is looking for the perfect pumpkin. This is a ready-to-read level one story that will have beginning readers adding to their skills with the comfort of friends from TV.
“This Book is Not a Bedtime Story” by Eoin McLaughlin, illustrated by Robert Starling (Pavilion Books, ages 3 – 6)
Silly monsters – this is definitely a bedtime story. And it’s one that will have plenty of giggles before sleepy kids and monsters settle into a snore. This one is fun all year but the perfect treat for the Halloween season.
“Spooky Sleuth & Solve” by Victor Escandell (Chronicle Books, ages 8 – 12)
If you have an amateur cryptographer at your house, this is will fit the bill for lots of interactive reading time. Readers can decode mysteries inspired by creepy characters, like a werewolf, ghosts and even the Loch Ness monster.
“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” adapted by Patty Michaels (Simon Spotlight, ages 8 – 12)
See the movie that opens Oct. 1, and then read this novelization of the story. (Or maybe you want to reverse the order of that.) In addition to just being a high interest chapter book, this lets kids compare the book and the movie. Which is better? How are they different?
“Thankful” by Elaine Vickers, illustrated by Samantha Cotterill (Paula Wiseman Books, ages 4 – 8)
Usher in a season of gratitude with this beautifully illustrated tale inspired by Elaine Vickers’ personal family tradition of creating thankful chains. The 3-D illustrations will enthrall even younger children and might inspire a new tradition in your family that will carry your household through the coming winter months. This is a sweet story for cuddling together on a chilly evening.
· Two new titles have launched in the Indestructibles series of washable, nontoxic books for babies: “Happy and You Know It” and “This Little Piggy,” both by Vanja Kragulj (Workman Publishing).
· “Barkus the Most Fun” by Patricia Maclachlan, illustrated by Marc Boutavant (Chronicle Books, ages 6 – 9) This tale of seasons and family is loads of fun for animal lovers and beginning chapter readers.