Although Halloween isn’t an official holiday per se, it’s celebrated every year with tricks, treats, costumes, and scary movies. To amp up the spirit of this traditional celebration, there is nothing eerier than spooky bedtime stories to put the fright in your kid’s night. Boo! But, not every kid likes to be scared though! There are lots of books on the market that offer a soft scare or a vague hint of something chilling. And there are loads of books that sprinkle the season with cuteness and humor. Whatever your kids gravitate toward, DK Books carries a variety of sinister and Halloween-inspired books for kids of all ages. Here are a few your kids might enjoy.
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin
The Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin is an interactive board book that will help babies and toddlers develop their fine motor skills. Plus, they will be taken on a friendly Halloween adventure where they will be introduced to a variety of characters like black cats, bats, and ghosts.
The content is written in a bouncy rhyme format that captures a kid’s attention and helps develop new words. On each page, one of the characters is searching for a friend. Children are encouraged to open the flaps to peek behind to see who that friend is. They will find a spooky but pleasant surprise.
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Monsters
Pop-up Peekaboo! Monsters is a board book about a happy little monster called Sunny and some of his monster friends. Each page is written in a rhyme format and sets the tone for a different emotion each monster expresses. When children pull the flap and peek behind, it reveals a monster doing something, like taking a bubble bath, eating food, jumping on a bed, and more. Little kids will interact with the characters and enjoy the pop-up pages. Great for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
What would the entertainment world be without Disney Villains? The Essential Guide to the Evilest of Them All reveals over 50 villains made famous in Disney movies. Inside these eerie pages, kids will tremble with terror as they read the dastardly deeds of the vilest villains you would ever despise to meet. But as you flip page after page, you will be mesmerized by the gorgeous illustrations and profiles of these sinister stinkers, bad bullies and the vengeful sidekicks.
Some of these rogues include Ursula and her slithering pets Flotsam and Jetsam. What about the Big Bad Wolf, Yzma, Bowler Hat Guy, Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, Madam Mim, and many more? They all have something in common – bad attitudes, unpredictable mood swings, sneaky lies, dirty tricks and simply enjoy being evil. With full-color illustrations, shock truths revealed and the true story behind each villain, this book will be hard to put down. It just might make your blood boil! Great for Disney and villain fans!
LEGO Spooky! Ultimate Sticker Collection
The LEGO Spooky! Ultimate Collection is filled with over 1000 frightful and fearful full-color Halloween-themed stickers. What’s really cool is that the stickers are reusable, so kids can create a variety of spooktacular and creepy scenes over and over. Meet ghastly ghosts, wicked witches, menacing mosquitos, revolting robots, blood-curdling bats, freakish Frankenstein, vile vampires, and many more spooky characters. There are several premade petrifying scenarios like a Haunted House, Monster Bash, Fright Night, Spooky Castle and more, created in the book. All kids have to do is fill in the spaces with the character stickers that fit the form. Or they can use the stickers to decorate their room, books, or Halloween bag. It’s great entertainment for a spooky night!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.