Books for Preschoolers on Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! For this week’s storytimes we read non-scary books about monsters and other spooky creatures. You can click on the book covers below to find each title in our catalog.

Image of item We began with Pumpkin Trouble, in which a duck tries to carve a jack-o-lantern, but ends up trapped inside it. His friends are terrified by the “pumpkin monster” who calls their names, but it all works out in the end.

Image of itemThere were plenty of giggles for Tickle Monster, as we tickled the various parts of the monster to make it go away. The adults in the audience helped out by tickling their children as well.

Image of itemCan You Make a Scary Face? has always been one of my storytime favorites, and this week was no exception. I was very impressed with the scary faces I saw during storytime, and enjoyed hearing about the different faces of the jack-o-lanterns many families have carved at home.

Image of itemIf You’re a Monster and You Know It follows the familiar tune of the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” but instead of clapping our hands and stomping our feet, this book had us smacking our claws, stomping our paws, roaring, and growling like monsters.

Image of itemAfter all these books about scary things, the Monday storytime ended with The I’m Not Scared Book. This title is one of many by Todd Parr that offer reassurance and comfort to children. The world can be a scary place, especially when you’re small. Have a safe and happy Halloween!