Yesterday, my holiday book list for kids was published on Mile High Mamas, the parenting blog associated with the Denver Post. If you are looking for some wonderful books to read to the kids or grandkids, or as gifts for your school or friends, this list is worth checking out.
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I went into our bookshelves to pull out all of our Halloween books and start reading them to my kids again. And frankly…we have a strange number of books about bats. Not only do we have five beautiful picture books that feature friendly, cute bats, but we also have a number of factual books due to a report my nine year old did a few years ago on tent bats living in the Amazon.
So my October-themed books include both Halloween and those strange nocturnal creatures with which my boys seem so enamored:
• Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
• The Graves Family by Patricia Polacco
• Zen Ghosts by John Muth
• We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Mr. Kreib and R.W. Alley
• Night Song by Ari Berk and Loren Long
• Bats at the Library, Bats at the Beach, and Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
• Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
• The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Megan Lloyd
• Which Witch’s Wand Works by Poly Bernatene
I am always on the lookout for a great picture book about Halloween, though my kids will soon grow out of them. So while they still love to hear me read to them at night, I would love your suggestions.
For those seeking children’s books in Spanish, check out my review of the Barefoot Books selection of Spanish language books. They are beautifully illustrated books and well-written stories (many based on folklore from Central and South America).
Please go to: http://voices.yahoo.com/barefoot-books-spanish-11392106.html?cat=25