Halloween is on Saturday this year. This was my last storytime before Halloween, so I read books about pumpkins, night time, and trick or treating.
Dog and Bear is a series of books by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This book has 3 very short chapters. I read all 3. Each chapter is a self contained story, and they all have surprise endings.
I chose The House in the Night to add a reassuring story about the night. There are wonderful black and white illustrations that have bright orange highlights of certain objects. The text is limited to only a few words on each page.
Our final book, What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen, has terrific lift-the-flap pages. I needed lots of help from the children on this book. Each flap can be opened in one of two ways. One way results in a desirable outcome. Lifting it in the opposite direction results in a yucky object. We had a lot of fun with this.
We will offer a special storytime this Saturday in celebration of Halloween. The storytime begins at 10:30 with rhymes and a short story. Then there will be a costume parade on the first floor of the library followed by a snack (no candy). This is especially designed for children ages 0-6 years old, but older siblings are certainly invited.