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I want to build a classroom library of Halloween picture books. Recommnedations? (for 5th grade)
And I wanted an excuse to use these spooky icons :blackcat :skeleton :bat :pumpkin   :skull
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#1 - October 08, 2010, 09:41 AM

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This isn't a Halloween PB, but has a very Halloween feel to it because of the illustrations and the characters. . . THE DUNDERHEADS by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by David Roberts.  I think it would be perfect for 5th graders, too.

In our house, we love BONE SOUP by Cambria Evans (a Halloween twist on Stone Soup). 
#2 - October 08, 2010, 09:45 AM
You're never too old to become younger. - Mae West

My book (I Need My Monster) has a Halloween tag because it includes monsters. Funny, I never think of it as Halloween. I also love Skelelton Hiccups.
#3 - October 08, 2010, 10:30 AM
I Need My Monster ~Flashlight Press
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Alabama Camellia
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THE HALLO-WEINER by Dav Pilkey.  :dr
#4 - October 08, 2010, 10:43 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
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Frankie Stein by Lola Schaefer. A very favorite in this house!  :coffin
#5 - October 08, 2010, 10:51 AM
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http://wwwpamcalvert.blogspot.com/p/picture-book-university.html

Brianna Bright Ballerina Knight series

Princess Peepers
Multiplying Menace

Boris and Bella. Great illustrations and writing. Great for 2nd-5th graders.

(I think it is even more than 600 words... perish the thought!)



#6 - October 08, 2010, 11:46 AM
What's for pudding, Mimmy?

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http://www.puddintanesbrain.com

www.puddersputter.blogspot.com

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The Story of the Jack O'Lantern by Katherine Tegen and Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray both illustrated by the great Brandon Dorman. But I've always loved the classic, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Who can resist the peanut gang, at any age!
#7 - October 09, 2010, 06:10 AM

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For 5th grade you should get Eve Merriam's Halloween ABC with illustrations by Lane Smith (very early in his career--his first or second book?). Quite a sophisticated book, and genuinely creepy in places. Not for little kids, but your 5th graders will appreciate it.

It's OP but I've seen used copies on Amazon and elsewhere.
#8 - October 09, 2010, 11:56 AM
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 :wow   Thank you everyone!!
 I have a feeling many of these books will end up in my home library, too. 
Oh, I just noticed this fun Halloween friend  :medusa
#9 - October 09, 2010, 06:44 PM

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This is not specifically a Halloween story, but I always loved Dr. Seuss story about the pale green pants with nobody inside them.  Can anyone remember the title?
#10 - October 09, 2010, 07:44 PM
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SAYA AT SPEED
RULES OF THE GAME
TEST CASES
TWISTER RESISTERS
CRASH COURSE
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HALLOWILLOWEEN by Calef Brown
#11 - October 09, 2010, 08:42 PM
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I love BY THE LIGHT OF THE HALLOWEEN MOON by Caroline Stutson. Also FRANK WAS A MONSTER WHO WANTED TO DANCE (blanking on author right now). I know there are many more that I like, but those are the first two that came to mind.
#12 - October 09, 2010, 08:45 PM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
UNLOCK THE ROCK, 2018
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The pale green pants story is hysterical! I think it is called What was I Scared Of? and is one of a few stories in the book The Sneetches and Other Stories.
#13 - October 09, 2010, 09:13 PM
ANNIE B. MADE FOR TV, Running Press Kids 2018
MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY, Sterling 2017
SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE, Sky Pony 2015
MARATHON MOUSE, Sky Pony 2012

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I second HALLOWILLOWEEN, and not just becasue it's fun to say! I also thought ALPHA OOPS! H IS FOR HALLOWEEN was cute and could be stretched to fifth grade, despite being an alphabet book.

As far as not-quite Halloween books, ones that I read aloud to older classes this time of year are THE WIDOW'S BROOM (Van Allsburg), ALIENS ARE COMING (McCarthy, about the 1930's War of the World radio panic on Halloween), and FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH (Rex).
#14 - October 10, 2010, 07:19 AM
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MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT (HMH, 2012)
MALCOLM UNDER THE STARS (HMH, 2015)
GLOW: ANIMALS WITH THEIR OWN NIGHT-LIGHTS (HMH, 2015)

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In addition to the titles mentioned above:

Vunce Upon a Time, A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner!, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, The Halloween Kid, BOO!, Mostly Monsterly, I’m Not Afraid of This Haunted House

I have more Halloween books but my daughter borrowed them last week for her class, and now I can't remember what they were.  LOL.  I'm about to order Monster Town.  Have you seen it yet?  I love the retro illustrations!  More picture books with the spooky/creepy factor:  Once Upon a Twice and Just A Minute.   

#15 - October 10, 2010, 12:14 PM

I absolutely love Halloween books. I have a list of my favorites on my blog: http://frolickingthroughcyberspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-favorites.html and there's also GHOSTs IN THE HOUSE by Kazuno Kohara: http://frolickingthroughcyberspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/ghosts-in-house.html

I'm definitely going to have to check out Monster Town, Kimberly Lynn. It sounds right up my alley. :skeleton And I've heard great things about Hallowilloween too, and An Eyeball in My Garden.
#16 - October 11, 2010, 04:36 PM
UNICORN AND YETI: SPARKLY NEW FRIENDS, A GOOD TEAM, & FRIENDS ROCK! Coming 2019 from Scholastic Acorn

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WHERE'S MY MUMMY? by Carolyn Crimi & John Manders
THE MONSTERS' TEST by Brian J. Heinz & Sal Murdocca
QUACKENSTEIN HATCHES A FAMILY by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Brian T. Jones
MOSTLY MONSTERLY by Tammi Sauer & Scott Magoon
and another vote for BONE SOUP by Cambria Evans
#17 - October 27, 2010, 06:43 PM

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And don't forget that in a few years we should add taradawn's  own The Monstore to this list!  :chesirecat
#18 - October 27, 2010, 07:09 PM
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RULES OF THE GAME
TEST CASES
TWISTER RESISTERS
CRASH COURSE
Heinemann, Fall 2013

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And don't forget that in a few years we should add taradawn's  own The Monstore to this list!  :chesirecat

Oh wow! Aren't you sweet! Thanks so much.
#19 - October 28, 2010, 02:52 PM

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Ooooo Halloween books are so much fun!  Here's a few:

Meaner than Meanest by Kevin Somers
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
#20 - October 28, 2010, 06:18 PM
GRAVE IMAGES, Scholastic Press 2013
FOREMAN FARLEY, Grosset & Dunlap 2014

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I just came across this link while researching and thought I'd share it in case it helps...

http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/halloween

Lots of my personal faves as well as some I haven't heard of but would like to check out.

Also, just thought of another:

Druscilla's Halloween by Sally Walker (Carolrhoda) -- about a witch with creaky knees who must invent the first flying broom. So funny!
#21 - November 28, 2010, 03:07 PM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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It's non-fiction, but a wonderfully creepy (but still educational!) book: The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters, by Judy Sierra. It's arranged by continents, and covers the monsters of folklore for each area. The illustrations by Henrik Drescher are great!!!  :cheerleader
#22 - November 28, 2010, 04:07 PM

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Missed this thread but here's a great PB by one of my crit partners, Lynne Berry:

The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat
Illustrated by Luke LaMarca
Published by Simon & Schuster (2006)
For preschool to 2nd grade
#23 - November 29, 2010, 02:47 PM

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This month my blogging partners and I are sharing S.C.R.E.A.M. (Super Creepy Reading Extravaganza A la Mode) lists that highlight our favorite Halloween books. Each list includes at least one picture book.

Bigfoot's S.C.R.E.A.M.
http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.com/2011/10/bigfoots-scream.html

Morzant the Alien's S.C.R.E.A.M.
http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.com/2011/10/morzants-scream.html

Violet the Telekinetic Puppy's S.C.R.E.A.M. (includes I NEED MY MONSTER...awesome book!)
http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.com/2011/10/violets-scream.html

Oliver the Telepathic Puppy's S.C.R.E.A.M.
http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.com/2011/10/olivers-scream_4493.html

Upcoming lists will include these picture books:
ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
THE BAKE SHOP GHOST by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
#24 - October 19, 2011, 09:35 AM
I read, therefore I am.
http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.com/

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http://www.dogdarecritiques.com

May I please add a plug for my silly-spooky illustrated poetry collection SCARUM FAIR?
It's aimed at mid and upper elementary grades.  Some reviewers have found it too
scary for the little ones, though my six-year-old neighbor (girl) has it memorized.
I'm currently giving away free copies through my website and/or see the Book
Giveaway thread for details.
Happy halloween!
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Jessica, I have your book on hold at the library. I can’t wait to read it!
#26 - October 19, 2011, 11:18 AM
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I JUST found this thread, and I think it's great!  What a fun collection of Halloween books--perfect for my favorite holiday!

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And I've heard great things about Hallowilloween too, and An Eyeball in My Garden.

Thanks so much for the Eyeball mention, Heather!  It's not a picture book, but it is an illustrated collection of spooky poetry geared toward upper graders.  I just shared it with some 5th graders on Monday, and they really enjoyed it!

Laura  :eyeballs:
#27 - October 19, 2011, 02:21 PM
AN EYEBALL IN MY GARDEN, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
www.LauraWynkoop.com

I love Halloween picture books! I posted a review of Only A Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee here: http://readatouille.blogspot.com/2011/10/bewitching-october-reads-only-witch-can.html  I'm hoping to add a few more. One of my students recently brought in a terrific one, if I can remember the title...

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#29 - October 20, 2011, 01:32 AM

I have a book coming out next year. Not Halloween as per say, but it's an alphabet book about spiders.

Arachnibet by: Tracey M. Cox

I'll post a picture of it when it becomes available.
#30 - October 20, 2011, 11:20 PM

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