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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 30, 2009

The 13 Days of Halloween

The Thirteen Days of Halloween

by Carol Greene (Author), Tim Raglin (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 2009)

What to expect: Halloween, Rhyme, Parody, ghosts and gouls

I love a good song and it looks like Carol Greene does, too. She has taken “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and put her own spooky spin on it.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 9, 2009


When I think of Halloween it’s hard not to conjure up images of jack-o-lanterns; kids in costumes going trick-or-treating; witches on broomsticks; black cats; ghosts; monsters; and dark, dark nights. And during the month of October, nothing beats a good, scary story — or a harmless creepy story for the younger set. The following books have been selected for their ability to connect readers to the feelings and images that are synonymous with Halloween. We’ve begun with the more innocent board books and then progressed slowly into the dark-and-sinister for the older and independent readers. So grab your broomstick and hold onto your hat … you are in for a treat!

If you’re scouting for a nice Halloween treat for your little witch, ladybug, ghost, or cowboy, I found all of the following new picture books to be very impressive:

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying ParodyGoodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

by Michael Rex

Reading level: Ages 3-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (August 14, 2008)

Synopsis: Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist!

“Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.”

It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.

A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.