Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 21, 2013

It’s almost here — HALLOWEEN! Let’s see what we cn find to put us in the mood!

Halloween Origami by Ruth Owen

“Bats, pumpkins, ghosts, and frogs are just some of the Halloween symbols featured in this informative guide. Readers will learn to transform a flat sheet of paper into something truly spooky. Easy-to-follow instructions allow readers to create a multitude of imaginative objects.”                     [J736.982 OWEN]

Halloween Sweets and Treats by Ruth Owen

“Halloween is the king of candy holidays. This spooky book of recipes goes beyond candy corn and chocolate and delves into wickedly tasty delights. Readers will be introduced to a wide array of Halloween delicacies as they learn measurements and cooking tips.”       [J641.568 OWEN]

Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea

“Goslings are on the prowl in this holiday board book from the popular Gossie&Friends series! While Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo are tricking and treating, Ollie is thinking about how sharing is better than scaring.”         [JPB DUNREA]

Happy Halloween! by Stan and Jan Berenstain

“It’s the best Halloween treat ever—a collection of three Berenstain Bears Halloween books in one! Included are The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat, The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest, and The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin, sweet and spooky tales that are the perfect ingredients for a whole lot of Halloween reading fun!”                    [JPB BERENSTAIN]

Hailey’s Halloween by Lisa Bullard

“It’s
time for Hailey’s favorite holiday—Halloween! She plans her costume. She also
carves jack-o’-lanterns with her family. Finally, it’s time for Hailey to
trick-or-treat with her friends.”               [J394.2646 BULLARD]

Ralph Masiello’s Halloween Drawing Book

“Illustrator Ralph Masiello brings a haunting twist to his popular drawing series by presenting step-by-step diagrams that show young artists how to draw ghosts, witches, jack-o’-lanterns, skeletons, a haunted house and more.”   [J743.87 MASIELLO]

A Halloween Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids by Sarah L. Schuette

“This cookbook is full of spookily simple, and frighteningly fun recipes that even young children can make. With recipes like Jack O’ Lantern Juice, Eyeball Salad and Slithery Sandwiches, young chefs are sure to enjoy cooking creatively. Most recipes in this collection make one to two servings, which makes them perfect for after school snacks or fun one-on-one creative time with a parent.”      [J641.568 SCHUETTE]

Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs With Everyday Materials by Holly Cleeland

“With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise. These 28 clever ideas are showcased in fabulous full-color photographs and are made with easy-to-find materials, including plastic cups and plates, cardboard boxes, fabric and foam core. A fantastic resource for teachers, librarians, and parents.”          [J646.478 CLEELAND]

Illegally Easy Costumes for Kids: 100 Costumes with Simple Patterns, No-Sew Shortcuts, Last-Minute Solutions, Treat Bags & Accessories by Leila Peltosaari

“This book will make you a costume wizard. Create an unforgettable outfit for a child for Halloween and other occasions. 100 costumes with lavish full-color photos and user-friendly visual index, simple patterns in three sizes
for children 3-12 year-olds, no-sew shortcuts, last-minute solutions, treat bags
& accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and well-organized layout. Most
costumes can be made without a sewing machine, many in just one evening, some even in an hour or less. Creative and comfortable designs range from traditional and storybook characters, animals and clowns to celestial beings, cultural tributes, and country costumes.”       [J646.478 PELTOSAARI]

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