Tuesday, October 21, 2014

6 Newly Published Spooky Halloween Books for Kids

"The Ghosts Go Haunting" is by Helen Ketternan. It came out on September 4, 2014. The book is set in a school, where a parade of creatures shows up on Halloween.

"Only a Witch Can Fly" is by Alison McGhee. Meant for ages 4 through 8, it tells the story of a little girl who wants very much, and tries really hard, to fly.

Also by Alison McGhee, The Sweetest Witch Around tells the tale of a witch with a powerful sweet tooth.

In "Monster Cookies," Little Monster is having a party and everyone's invited. Five spooky friends try to make monster cookies together.

"House 31" is probably best for children over 6 or 7. "When an old house appears on Halloween morning, the neighborhood children soon discover they’re in for a treat. And not just any treat—because when the door creaks open and the mysterious owner starts handing out magic candy, each child is struck with visions of their deepest desires. But when two of the boys return to the house demanding more than their share of sweets, the trick's on them. Because the man with the magic candy is already waiting—and he’s no man at all..."

Oh this is adorable! "I'm a Little Vampire" is a board book for babies. It features a cute rhyme: "I’m a little vampire, short and stout. Please give me treats, so I won’t pout."

Halloween Sleepers and Pajamas for Babies and Little Kids

Adorable Halloween-themed pajamas your little one can wear after a long, sugary night of Trick-or-Treating.

Planet Color Pumpkin Long John Pajamas

Hallowmas Shirt and Pants Pajamas Set

Carters' Witch Pajamas

Pumpkin Baby Footed Sleeper

Pumpkin Preemie Sleeper Pajamas

Mud Pie Pumpkin Spider Sleeper

Vampire Teeth Pajama Set, by Carters

Too Cute to Spook Pajamas

Infant Vampire Sleeper

Spiderweb Sleeper

Spiderweb Baggette, by Perfectly Preemie

Gossamer Ghost Costumes for An Ethereal Halloween

How about a mother-daughter theme costume? These gossamer ghosts could look ultra spooky, given the right makeup and lighting.

Gossamer Ghost costumes are also available on eBay.

New Halloween Oracle Deck for Hallows Eve Divination

The Halloween Oracle came out back in early September, just in time for the autumn and Halloween season.

Author Stacey Demarco has written several books on witchcraft, paganism and spirituality.

Here's a review of the Halloween oracle from Seer Pathways, and also a sneak peek video.

You can also see some images of the lavishly illustrated cards at Aeclectic

The Penguin Book of Witches

Just released two weeks ago, The Penguin Book of Witches covers all matter of historic information on witches. Beginning with Witches in the Bible and witches in England, it continues through the early US colonies, then focuses on Salem in particular. The final chapters are on what happened "After Salem."

Read NPR's book review: "The Penguin Book of Witches Casts a Sobering Spell."

You can also check out an excerpt at Huffington Post.