Candy, costumes, books and games--Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! The candy we'll leave up to you, but we've got kids' costumes, brand new books and plenty of games to help your Halloween go with a scream!
by Sandra Boynton
Workman Publishing, $6,95
The chickens are nervous, strange happenings are afoot... Sandra Boynton celebrates Halloween with her vivid illustrations and simple words in this board book.
Deanna Caswell, Bob Shea
Abrams Appleseed, $12.95
Clever Halloween fun with Haiku puzzles and brilliant illustrations-- every poem has a clue to the image on the next page!
Little Blue Truck's Halloween
HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99
Little Blue Truck is collecting his friends for a Halloween party. Lift the flap to see who is hiding in which costume!
If You're Spooky and You Know It
Little Bee Books, $5.99
The monsters are dancing to 'If You're Happy and You Know It', but they are putting their own special spin on the song. Clap along to this board book!
And, of course, we've got all your Halloween book favorites, like
Room on the Broom
Click, Clack, Boo!
Halloween is a great time to play games. The weather is cooling off and it's time to snuggle indoors and have fun. Games with spooky themes are perfect for Halloween and the long, dark nights of winter!
(8+, 2-4 players), a card game that has you stirring up spells and concoctions--react fast, or somebody might put a spell on you! Or
,(7+, 2 or more players) another card game--can you be the first to escape the zombies chasing you?
If you like a more challenging game,
(10+, 2-5 players), is an exciting strategy game about collecting ingredients to make potions. Witches whoosh across the board--but will you be first to create the right spell? And don't forget
(8+, 2-4 players) and, for younger players,
(5-8, 1-4)--shift the walls of the maze to collect your treasure, but don't fall into a trap!
For fast-moving fun, try
(7+, 2 players) and use your magnetic wand to grab gems--and steal other people's! Or, play classics with a twist, like
--it's a scream--and
I Spy Spooky Mansion
, based on the
I Spy books
We're also ready with lots of Halloween extras, like spider frisbees, spooky boxes, Halloween socks, moving mouth masks, spiders, bats, stickers, coloring, and even a Ouija board--if you dare!