Like a lot of people I LOVE the fall, but I especially love Halloween. My birthday is the day before (darn, I missed by less than 4 hours), and all my birthday parties had a Halloween theme. So of course I have to join the Halloween Book Linky hosted by First Grade Found Me (link below).
I have tons of Halloween books but these two are my favourites.
This is a rhyming book about a HUGE pumpkin that wreaks havoc on a family farm. The kids love it ’cause they’re always worried (or are they hoping) that one of the animals will get squished 🙂
This is THE most beautiful, tender story about a little girl who grows out of her very special baby blanket. She doesn’t want to give it up but her Dad suggest that each of the quilt squares could be used to protect the pumpkins when the frost comes. This book has a very magical feel to it and I’m sure you’ll love it.
Before I go I have a Halloween freebie to share with you.
My kids love playing sight word tic tac toe to practice their words. Instead of using x’s and o’s they each use a different sight word. Then when they play a new game they each pick a different word to practice.
I’m going to laminate mine so that I don’t waste paper:)
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20 thoughts on “Halloween Books & Spelling Freebie”
The Runaway Pumpkin is one of my favourite Halloween read alouds – the language and rhythm is just so fun!sandirubberboots and elf shoes
It is, isn't it? 😉
Both those books are new to me! Going to put a hold on them now. Thanks!
I haven't read these, I need to add them to my list! I love Halloween too:) Does that mean you are a Scorpio? I have a few good friends that have Halloween B-Days:)Aloha,CorinnaSurfin' Through Second
Thanks for sharing these books, they look great! I just became your 500th follower! Looking forward to more great posts :)NicoleTeaching With Style
Whoo hoo!! Thank you. I've been waiting all summer for 500. I feel like I should give you a lucky prize or something — ha ha;)
Yes! Full-blooded Scorpio 😉
You're welcome, Erin!
I haven't heard of either of the books…. gonna have to go check them out!
Love the Runaway pumpkin–I can't wait to read the next book. I don't know what my daughter is going to do when her favorite pink blanket falls apart!
Love the Pumpkin Blanket . . . SUCH a beautiful story!Happy Autumn from TX (where it still feels like summer…..),Barbara
Thanks so much for linking up, Barb! The Pumpkin Blanket sounds like a very touching story. And I always enjoy the Runaway Pumpkin. Thanks for the cute sight word freebie. My students will enjoy it. I think we'll do it tomorrow. I was looking for something different to break up our routine. Take care!ChrissyFirst Grade Found Me
I'm sure you'll love them!
Aw … maybe she can keep it forever 🙂
Happy Autumn right back at you!
You're welcome, Chrissy. This is a fun linky!
Hi Barbara,I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for sending Jeff some birthday wishes! You're so thoughtful.- Amanda Inspired in Second
Two more books that sound great! Thanks for sharing them with us. Now I have more books to buy!LoriConversations in Literacy
I love The Run Away Pumpkin – it is so fun to read aloud. The Pumpkin Blanket is new to me – thanks for the introduction.
Yeah, it's one of my favourites, too. Be sure to look for The Pumpkin Blanket. I know you'll love it! It's a very gentle story with beautiful art:)