🎃 Spook-tacular Halloween Picture Books!👻

Looking for some truly awesome Halloween books? Below are some favorites in my household, as well as some recommendations from our fantastic Story Time with Michele Book Club members! I’ve included something for everyone on the list: younger children perhaps just learning about Halloween to grade-school kids who will want to read these over and over again each year.

I think reading about Halloween ahead of the holiday is a great way to build excitement and assuage any fears your younger ones may have. Halloween doesn’t just have to be about scary things and these books will definitely put a smile on everyone’s face! 😁

There are so many great picture books out there and I am discovering new ones everyday! Enjoy my collection and PLEASE let me know if your favorite is missing so I may add it in the future.

I have included links to purchase these books from my list on Bookshop.org. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. I participate in their affiliate program in an effort to help support these businesses. You can also find all of these titles on Amazon or wherever you purchase books!


Top 5 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids 👻🎃

What a year 2020 has turned out to be! Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, but with trick-or-treating not being an option for us this year, we are doing our best to enjoy the parts of Halloween that are still doable!

Every September we start brainstorming costume ideas – I just love listening to all of the ideas my kids come up with (Ice Queen, Pink Dragon, and Zombie Police Officer to name a few). This year, I thought it would be fun to see what we could actually make ourselves! I DO love a DIY project and researching costume ideas on the internet is a rabbit hole I had a lot fun getting lost in! 🤣

Here are my TOP 5 DIY Kid Costumes for Halloween. Click on the image and you’ll be taken straight to the original post/content creator.

Hand Sanitizer 🧴🙌

Quite appropriate for 2020 is this hilarious hand sanitizer idea. Save the next Amazon delivery box and use your creativity to fashion a sanitizer bottle of your own. I think the top could be simply a cap instead of a pump too!