Top 5 scary Halloween children's books
Reading suggestions from Claudia Bouchard @maman.cactus
There are a lot of Halloween books for children! Every year, publishing houses release new albums featuring monsters, ghosts and witches, let's face it, for our greatest happiness. Claudia, a big Halloween fan, presents her top 5!
1. This house is haunted, Oliver Jeffers, Kaleidoscope
Come help a little girl check if her house is haunted! Using special pages, you can make a few ghosts appear here and there.
2. The Good, the Bad and the Scary, Jory John, Pete Oswald, Scholastic
This book tells the story of Sunflower Seed who wonders what the perfect costume will be for the Halloween party. It's her favorite holiday but she's so focused on finding the perfect costume that she doesn't enjoy the day and gets in a really bad mood! A friend, Pumpkin Seed, points out something to her. The important thing is to have fun. Will this reflection be positive for Sunflower Seed?! Will she be able to enjoy her favorite day?!
3. Halloween in Quebec, Nathalie Desjardins, Auzou - My first picture book collection
This book transmits lots of great information about the Halloween festival in Quebec, its origins and its festivities using magnificent photographs that facilitate understanding and captivate the interest of little ones. In addition, there is information on traditions around the world and 2 easy-to-do activities. These books are my 3 year old's favorite!
4. The Little Lost Cat, Nicola Killen, Scholastic
5. Edgar the Little Ghost, Guido van Genechten, Mijade
Beautiful little book that talks about friendship, acceptance and self-respect and inclusiveness.
Claudia Bouchard is a mother of 2 boys and an educator. She shares her daily life, her love of children's books and a range of ideas for little ones. For more literary inspiration and activities, follow her on Instagram @maman.cactus And @lecoinludique
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