The holiday season is upon us and I am all for it!
I grew up in a home that was always decked out for every holiday. I have so many fun memories of decorating with my mom and dad. I still help them add finishing touches to their home. It is something special that I will continue to share with them for as long as the good Lord allows me to. This year I decorated a special corner at my parents house just for the girls for when we come to visit. Brooke and Olivia are getting older and having this quiet space for them to relax has been so nice. The girls have so much fun getting in on the family tradition of trimming for the holidays. I added a new tradition for my little family that started when Brooke experienced her first Halloween season, reading seasonal books every day.
We constantly read in our house so this was not a big change for us. I began reading nightly when Brooke was just 1 month old. We might skip a day or two because life cannot always go as planned, but for the most part reading is part of our day/night routine. Now keep in mind that I never grew up with an interest in reading when I was younger. But there is something about watching your child’s eyes light up with imagination when you read them a story. This magical moment is what has sparked my love for reading and keeps me turning the pages with my girls.
Halloween can sometimes be a little too scary for kids but i feel that reading a few fun books about the season has helped my girls. Sure none of these books go into a real explanation as to why we celebrate the holiday, but hey my kids are 5 & under. There is no reason for them to know the details about that yet. Until that time comes, they will enjoy the fairy-tales, pumpkins, dressing up and friendly witches and ghosts.
Our book collection has compiled over of the last 4 years and I have some of our fall favorites below. The great thing about these books is that they are all available on Amazon Prime. You can easily have one or all of them right at your doorstep in just 2 days! Or if you like to take your kiddos to your local library, check their inventory for any if these titles.
If you are interested in adding one of our books to your collection…
…click on the title to take you to the website to buy or click the book you like at the bottom of this post.1. Hello, Fall!
A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment.
Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock across the sky. Pumpkins listen patiently from their patch. The season announces itself in all sorts of ways―if you stop to say hello! From New York Times–bestselling author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Lucy Fleming, Hello, Fall! is a touching story of the autumn season.
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?
Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!
Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and the Disney Princesses are celebrating this sweet and spooky season! Cinderella carves pumpkins, Ariel dresses up in costume, and Belle explores the creepy corners of the Beast’s castle in this 24-page storybook featuring all-new illustrations.
How do Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and all the Disney princesses celebrate Halloween? Princess fans will love finding out in this original Step 2 reader!
When they help Rabbit gather foods from his garden, Pooh and his friends learn about the harvest season and how to know when foods are ripe.
Its almost Halloween and Mickey and the gang are getting ready for their big Clubhouse Halloween party. But will they be able to turn the Clubhouse into the spookiest haunted house in time?
This bestselling counting book for beginning readers is filled with ghosts, a witch and spooky fun!It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: a mean witch has moved in and is planning to scare them out, one by one! Young trick-or-treaters learn to count down from ten to one as each ghost flees from the witch’s silly costumes and homemade props. When the homeless ghosts gather in the woods, their fear turns to determination and they plot to get their house back. Will the ghosts frighten the witch away in time for Halloween night?
A haunted Halloween bus ride that will have children singing with excitement.
THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS…with a few ghoulish tricks and treats up its sleeves!
Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way.
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they go trick-or-treating in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
It’s Halloween and that means one thing…it’s time for Charlie Brown and his friends to go trick-or-treating! Pigpen gets a chocolate bar. Schroeder gets a quarter. While all of Charlie Brown’s friends are getting treats, he gets…a rock! Good grief—what a trick!
Spooky tricks and hilarious treats abound in this retelling of the beloved Halloween special that comes with holographic foil and embossing on the cover!
Celebrate Halloween with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang!
It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?
No one knows Fancy like Nancy . . .
. . . and no one knows Halloween like Nancy!
Today is Halloween and Nancy can’t wait to collect candy from each house she visits. But it’s hard to leave all those delectable treats in her pumpkin pail. Is there such a thing as too much candy? Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in this Halloween storybook adventure, complete with stickers!
The next 2 books are for more mature children…14. The Nightmare Before Christmas: 20th Anniversary Edition
In this beloved picture book that could only come from the visionary mind of author and illustrator TIM BURTON, we meet Jack Skellington– a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloweenland. Jack is bored of “the scaring, the terror, the fright….tired of being something that goes bump in the night”. And so, in an effort to bring to joy to his town, Jack kidnaps Santa and takes his place as the jolly old elf. But instead of bringing joy to the world Jack, who is a little more than a grinning skeleton, brings fear by delivering creepy toys and riding a sleigh carried by skeletal reindeer. Only through a number of things going horribly wrong does Jack learn the true meaning of Christmas.
The song “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home.
In this hardcover jacketed picture book, James Gilleard’s shadowy, textured illustrations accompany the lyrics of the classic song, and together they take readers on a guided tour deeper and deeper into the mansion, from the portrait gallery and seance room to the grand hall, the creepy attic, and more.
This charming picture book includes a CD featuring the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”
I like to store all of our seasonal books in a simple basket. This way the girls can easily grab a book of their choice with ease. Or they can bring the basket into another room so we read on the couch or snuggled up in our beds. In this case, we brought our basket to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
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