October 29, 2014


Me: "What's Luke the Duke going to be for Halloween this year?"

Miss M: "Would you believe he wants to be a Zombie?
 I want him to still be little enough to wear "cute" little costumes!"

Me: "I don't like Zombie's either! 
How about something from Disney....something from Frozen!
 That's got be very popular this year!"

Miss M: "I think those days are over. 
Cayden is going to be Ninja, so I am working on that idea. 
I think a Ninja is better than a Zombie, don't you?"

ME: "Sigh.....remember when he was that cute little monster?"

These are Luke's recommended Halloween books for children!
DIY bookmarks and A First Visit to The Pumpkin Patch:
 Compliments from Maine Grandma!

A young green witch tells us about witches and humans. Witches, she says, love Halloween for the decorations and the costumes, but they are afraid of humans because they are not green. She points out that humans are afraid to fly, they do not wear pointy hats, and they seldom cackle. But this brave young witch is determined to take a look at humans, so she and her orange cat take off on her broomstick to observe the celebration of Halloween. Swirling around a tree, she loses her balance and falls to the ground. She is immediately surrounded by young humans who treat her very kindly, asking if she is all right and admiring her costume. One little girl pats her and tells her that she dreams of flying. The two girls climb on the broomstick and fly happily above the trees, discovering that their fears have been groundless.

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?

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her. 

Once there was a witch who longed for a pumpkin pie! Unfortunately, the pumpkin she had grown from a seed became so big, she simply could not get it off the vine. Although she pulled and tugged and pulled again, the pumpkin just sat! Along came a ghost! "I am bigger than you and stronger too" he said. "Let me try!" Well, the witch wanted that whole pumpkin all for herself. But....she needed help...Halloween was just hours away.......

Halloween.... or Bust is the perfect October read for your little Fancy Girl. Nancy shows you that Halloween is ALL about dressing up. Nancy knows how to make everything even more fancy, with special touches, and special FANCY words that give the ordinary a new meaning. Here are just a few of the new words Fancy Nancy introduces the young readers to:

* Unique - one of a kind
* bonbons -fancy candy
* disastrous - very bad

Nancy's Halloween Party included games such as, pin the tail on the monster, but before the party is over Nancy experiences something "disastrous" herself -- it has to do with her costume. Fortunately, the readers lucky enough to read this book, can help Nancy make a new costume with the lovely stickers that come with this book.

I introduced Fancy Nancy books to our granddaugher Abbie, when she was younger. They are marvelous books for both illustrations and the story line....a beautiful way in which to enhance your child's vocabulary! Little boys enjoy these books just as much as little girls! 

Each day the teeny tiny ghost goes to haunting school to try to become scarier. It's hard work, though — especially since he's frightened by his own screams! Then, one bat-black October night, the teeny tiny ghost is floating in his teeny tiny home when he hears a RAP TAP TAP on the door. And then he knows it's up to him to keep himself and his teeny tiny cats safe. But what are the chances that a teeny tiny timid ghost will really be able to scare someone away?

One of life's treasured moments! 


  1. Oh that sweet last picture!!!

    A zombie. Oh sigh. I don't "get" zombies. But then, I'm "olden"... ,-)

    I am only familiar with one of your precious books... "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything." ,-)

    What adorable book marks!!!

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    1. All of these are just wonderful children's books Tessa! Doesn't it prove to be one of life's greatest pleasures, seeing children in a pumpkin patch! Thank you for visiting today!

  2. Those bookmarks are so cute and so "Halloweeny" without being scary. I bet Luke the Duke is super excited for Friday!

  3. I love children's books and love to buy and give them to my little great grandchildren. My little neighbor girl has been coming and reading here and borrowing them for the past three or four years now. These were so cute.


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