Robert Lawrence Stein, born in 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, is more commonly known as R.L. Stein writer of the Goosebumps series of books for children as well as others. He has written over 300 books with there being over 60 books in the original Goosebumps and more than 20 of the Goosebumps: Horrorland books with Why I Quit Zombie School a Horrorland Hall of Horrors book number four, having released on October 1, 2011. Stine’s book, Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror a collection of short stories holds position 85 in Children’s books best sellers on Amazon.com and holds position 4 in Spine-Chilling Horror within the Children’s books realm on Amazon.com. His books have sold over 400 million copies in over 32 languages.
Buying a child a book is one of the best alternatives to buying them candy. Books are fun, they increase your reading and writing skills, and they are fun. I love looking at the new holiday themed children’s books not matter what the holiday.
So I did some research on what Halloween Books were out there for children and came upon a plethora of choices. These are my favorites.
My top 3 are:
by Lauryn Silverhardt
Illustrations By: Style Guide Art
I wasn’t originally going to choose this one but my son ran up to the Barnes and Noble display and grabbed it off the table and wouldn’t put it down. This speaks to either the popularity of SpongeBob or the benefit of it having the shape of a treat basket.
The book focuses on Spongebob trying to decide which costume he will pick for trick or treating.
The Haunted House
By Peter Lippman
Illustrations By: Peter Lippman
This book is amazing. It’s shaped like an old house and each page turns you to a new room in the house.
I love this book. Not only does it give you a decent funny story to read through, the book is a work of art and a definite must buy.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
By Charles M. Schulz
This is a classic and is available in Board Book format as well as hardcover, mass market paperback, and trade paper. It’s a great book and fun. It also includes 30 reusable stickers. On Amazon it is part of the 4-for-3 promotion that allow you to purchase 4 books for the price of three.
Funny Faces Halloween Jack – Buy this one, not the Haunted House because it has an annoying witch laugh at the end.
Slide and Find Spooky – Slide and Find are always big in my house. Also great for developing fine motor skills for autistic children.
Fisher Price Little People Halloween is Here! – I really like the style of the book.
That’s Not My Monster (Touchy-Feely Board Books) – Has various textures for little hands a perfect book especially for autistic children.