I swore to myself when I started this blog that I wouldn’t waste posts on apologizing for not writing, but I’m just going to poke my head in now to say that I really am truly sorry that October’s falling apart like this. I knew the holidays would be tough this year, but I hadn’t expected them to be this tough, so I’m really quite abashed about the lack of updates. In the meantime, here’s a few books for you to look at, though, which are appropriate to October:
Start with Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Sheffler. A funny, clever, and just a teensy bit spooky book for Halloween, excellent for toddlers and up.
Another good one is I Am a Witch’s Cat by Harriet Muncaster, a truly charming little story about a girl whose mother is a witch, she’s sure, and she’s her mother’s cat. But what does the mother do on Friday nights…?
Those books should be a good start for any family looking for some Halloween reading– but do you have any other good spooky books to share? Let us know in the comments!
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[…] I Am a Witch’s Cat: This book tells the story of a girl who is her mother-witch’s cat, and we watch as the cat-girl imagines various normal activities (grocery shopping and cooking) as a witch’s life, and herself as a witch’s familiar. Just as you’re chuckling at her vivid imagination, you turn the page to see what her mother is up to on Friday evenings– and whoosh! she zooms by on a broom! A beautiful tale of the warm and familiar with a very slightly spooky imaginative twist, this is a really ideal story for anyone, book-loving toddler and up, who’s got her head in the clouds. […]
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