Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monsters, ghosts and other spooks, oh my!

Looking for great Halloween reads? Usborne books has you covered with scary or not so scary books for all ages.

Books for Baby & up-

Monsters are a perfect topic for Halloween and Usborne has several not so scary Monster books for you to share with your youngest of readers.

Baby Monster by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells
A soft cloth book with crinkle texture and lift the flaps just perfect for the youngest little reader. In this story baby monster Minnie needs help finding her friend Mo.

That's Not my Monster by by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells
From probably one of Usborne books most popular series comes this touchy feely monster read.

This is my Monster by Sam Taplin and illustrated by Masumi Furukawa
Another simple monster tale with touchy feely textures and sound too.

Noisy Monsters by Jessica Greenwell and illustrated by Lee Wildish
Eight noisy monsters fill this book with sound buttons.

Ages 4 & up -

A selection of picture books and an early reader.

There's No Such Thing as Ghosts! by Emmanuelle Eeckhout
Kane Miller Publishing brings this charming tale from Belgium of a little boy on a ghost hunt with his trusty butterfly net in hand. He can't seem to find any ghosts anywhere but I bet your little readers will!

The Story of Growl by Judy Horacek
This is another book in the Kane Miller Publishing collection, this time from Australia. Meet Growl who, well loves to growl. That growl gets her in and out of trouble in this fun loving simple monster read.

Scardey Cat by Russell Punter
This level three reader from Usborne books shares the story of Stanley the scardey cat who's scared of everything. But he's a hero inside and overcomes those fears to save the day.

Activities and Crafts for all Ages -

Doodle, craft, stencil and sticker your way through Halloween with these books and activities:
Monster Things to Do and Make by Rebecca Gilpin, illustrated by Erica Harrison, Spooky Stencil Cards, illustrated by Ashlyn Stobbs, Monster Doodles (Doodle Cards) by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Non Figg, 1001 Monster Things to Spot by Gillian Doherty and illustrated by Teri Gower and
Spooky Sticker Book by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Stella Baggott.

As always if you are interested in any Usborne or Kane Miller publishing books you can contact me. I also wanted to re note that Kane Miller books are now being sold exclusively through Usborne reps and are not available from retailers. I can assist you in a purchase or help you find a local rep near you.