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Picture Book Saturday: Halloween Edition

I've come across some great new picture books for Halloween at the Library that I just had to share!

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Peter Brown

Rating: 4/5 Stars

A little bunny names Jasper loves carrots so much he sneaks into the carrot fields to eat all the carrots. He eats them everywhere and everyday. But one day the carrots start to follow him-or do they?

Billed as a Twilight Zone type of read for preschoolers, Creepy Carrots is hilarious and just the right amount of scary for young readers. The illustrations are great-Jasper is seeing carrots everywhere but no one else believes him. Readers will notice how what Jasper sees as carrots turn into other orange objects. There's a very fun twist ending that cracked me up and I think preschoolers and their adults will be laughing out loud about those creepy carrots. You may think twice about eating a carrot again though!

Sounds Spooky by Christopher Cheng, Illustrated by Sarah Davis

Rating: 4/5 Stars

There's something spooky in the house! This is a ghost story told from the point of view from the ghosts. Kids are ghosthunting in her house and something sounds spooky to her. What are all those noises? This is a book that has dual stories-the ghosts and the kids. The sculpture illustrations add to the scary story. This is a fun twist on the typical haunted house story.


Even Aliens Needs Snacks by Matthew McElligott

Rating: 4/5 Stars

After reading and loving Even Monsters Need Haircuts, I hoped this followup book would be just as fun-and it was. A young chef discovers that aliens make the perfect customers for his unique creations that none of his family will eat. The illustrations are great-the aliens are creative and the text matches the illustrations with lots of humor (the topsy turvey alien loves the turnip slide down cake, bean puffs are popular with guys from the gas planets-very funny stuff!) A great read aloud and storytime book!




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  1. I LOVE Creepy Carrots! Every time it gets checked in I make whoever is working read it.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee