What We’re Reading: Halloween books for kids of different ages

silly skeletonsSilly Skeletons

If your little one isn’t quite ready for anything too scary, we love the idea of this Halloween pop-up book called Silly Skeletons, written by Janet Lawler. (We’ve never met a kid who didn’t LOVE a fun pop-up book.)

This one is described as “not-so-spooky,” and the story is about two kids and their dog who make the rounds on Halloween night. Click on the book cover for more info.

lula's brewLula’s Brew

This rhyming picture book is about a would-be witch who really dreams of being a chef instead. See what she cooks up when her aunts encourage her to try making just one last potion. Click on the book cover for more info.

And here’s a bonus: The illustrator of this book lets you download free coloring pages at her website. Click HERE to see download the coloring pages, some of which are fun Halloween pictures.


relicFor teen readers who like a good “who did it” mystery, check out Relic, written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It received more than 300 reviews on the Barnes & Noble website and ended up with a 4+ star rating. It’s available in paperback or as a Nook Book. Click on the book cover for more info.

This book is part of the Special Agent Pendergast series, so if your teen likes it, he or she will probably end up reading the entire series. (We love a great series of books that keeps kids reading!)