Monday, October 17, 2016

"In the Spirit" Workman Publishing Halloween Tour and Giveaway

Halloween is quickly becoming the most popular holiday in my house. My little guy gets more excited for it with each passing year and my other little man is already fascinated by all things Halloween.  When I was given the opportunity to share Workman Publishing's latest Halloween reads for kids, I jumped at the opportunity.  Who doesn't love a spooky read this time of the year?

EEK! Halloween by Sandra Boynton is one of our absolute favorites. You can't go wrong with Boynton! Not only does my four year old enjoy it, but my little guy loves the story and illustrations.  The rhyming and the various "strange things" that the chickens see are absolutely too cute. What are these strange things? Well, it's Halloween, of course! We love that it's a board book as well, which means we can enjoy it for years to come.

Papertoy Glowbots by Brian Castleforte - So, this book says for ages 9 and up, but my four year old LOVES it. It's his favorite book of the five I'm sharing today. He and his dad are enjoying putting together these robots and reading all about them.  The best part? The glow in the dark stickers that you add to the robots! This is a seriously fun book and perfect for a rainy day. The robots can easily be put together with an adult if kids in your life are too young. Plus, it's also a great way to get older children accustomed to reading and following directions in order to put the robot together correctly. 

Frightlopedia by Jule Winterbottom - I have read parts of this book to my four year old and I'm saving the scarier stuff for when he's older.  However, we are thoroughly enjoying checking this frightening book out. It's perfect for Halloween.  It goes over scary places, spooky creatures and the best part, some of these places and creatures are real!

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson - My little ones might be too young for this, so I am saving this one for our enjoyment in a few years, but I have perused it. I think it's perfect for a spooky night or a Halloween sleepover where kids share scary stories. I love that some of the illustrations glow in the dark; that only adds to the spook factor! I know I would have loved this as a kid. It was originally published in 1910 and now the stories are retold by Johnson; it's definitely reminiscent of a time when people were afraid of the deep, dark woods and the creatures that lurk there.  Could you imagine taking this one with you on a camping trip??!?

Oh, Ick: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! by Joy Masoff with Jessica Garrett and Ben Ligon - There's something you should know. The boys in my house LOVE science. Not sure how that happened, but my oldest is into all things science, so this book is right up his alley. He can't wait to check this one out with me and take part in some of the gross experiments. What kid wouldn't want to make slime or embark on an insect safari? I'm always on the hunt for books that will keep my kid occupied on a snowy or rainy day and this one fits the bill for sure! 

Thanks to Workman Publishing, I am giving away an awesome Halloween prize package featuring all five of the books above along with a Workman Publishing tote and a few other surprises! How awesome is that! Plus, it's perfect Halloween treat for the little one in your life.  Please make sure you refer to my giveaway rules and the deadline is October 27th. It's open to US readers only. Good luck! 

Don't forget to visit the other stops on Workman's "In the Spirit" Blog Tour! Here's the line-up:

October 10: Lisa/A Rup Life
October 11: Jessika/Kidliterati
October 12: Jennifer/Reviews Coming at YA
October 13: Laura/Literacious 
October 14: Sandie/Teen Lit Rocks
October 17: Christina/Confessions of a Book Addict
October 18: Kate/Ex Libris
October 19: Lori/Pure Imagination
        Lauren/Love is a not a Triangle
October 20: Andrea/The Overstuffed Bookshelf
October 21: Katie/Mundie Kids

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Happy Halloween!


  1. Ahhhh I miss this age when I can read with my kids. These sound good. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. I am definitely savoring these moments, Joy! Thanks for visiting!


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