Halloween brings with it pumpkins, ghosts and plenty of sugar-highs. But there’s lot of chances for fun reading this Halloween season, too.
We love books here on Mommy Evolution, and eBooks are included. Every year my boys love snuggling up with me to read their favorite stories. Here is a list of top Halloween book apps for your own goblins to read, play and learn on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch.
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In “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” a very unique pumpkin delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween…and every day of the year.
Ed Emberley‘s beloved and best-selling book comes to mobile! Cleverly diecut with bold colors and overlapping pages, Go Away, Big Green Monster! is an entertaining book that turns scary into silly, and empowers kids to take control of their fears. This interactive app builds upon the book experience by progressively revealing (and then removing) each piece of the Big Green Monster– putting all the power in the child’s hands. Add the Monster’s eyes, hair, ears, nose; poke him to see what he does and watch him as he comes to life… but don’t get scared!
Perfect for Halloween or any time of year, this story delivers a timeless message about fear and tolerance. The tale begins with a character who repeatedly meets up with an empty pair of pale-green pants. The character is initially afraid of the pants, which are able to stand on their own despite the lack of a wearer. However when he screams for help and the pants also start to cry, he realizes that “They were just as scared as I!” Putting fear in the proper perspective, the empty pants become good friends with the character.
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George and the man with the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party—but they aren’t wearing costumes. No matter–there are plenty in an old trunk upstairs, and soon George is trying on all kinds of outfits. But when he wants to look in the mirror, George finds he has to jump on the bed. Downstairs, the partygoers begin to hear noises. Then the lights go out and they hear a crash! Uh-oh. Did someone say the word ghost?
Papa Bear loves Halloween, so he’s thrilled when he’s put in charge of the Bear Country School’s Ghost Walk. He has everything he needs to make it a really spooky night — cobwebs, jack-o’-lanterns, and scary monsters, Frankenbear and Grizzula. Plus, he has two excellent little helpers, Sister and Brother Bear. But, as the Ghost Walk approaches, will Papa Bear learn the hard way that one bear’s fun is another bear’s nightmare? BOO!
Trick or treaters are in for a fur-raising surprise when they knock on the doors in Millie’s neighborhood–After all, “tricks” and “treats” have a very different meaning for mystical mutts like Millie.
Hey kids, follow Candy Corn Man on an interactive reading adventure full of Halloween surprises and unexpected turns. Available for the iPad this Halloween!
What will Biscuit find in the pumpkin patch? Watch and listen as the beloved yellow puppy searches for the perfect harvest pumpkin—and some fun surprises! Biscuit has been a bestselling family classic for fifteen years, with more than 16 million copies in print. With animations and sound effects on every page, this sweet and warm-hearted story is fun for children of all ages.
Mickey is having a Halloween party, and all of his friends are invited. But when Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy get to Mickey’s house, they are spooked by strange noises and a creepy ghost! Read along as your favorite Disney friends get to the bottom of this haunted house mystery, and be on the lookout for ghostly surprises! Real character voices and thrilling sound effects add to the fun in this spooktacular adventure.
“Lula’s Brew” is a picture book written, illustrated, and read by award-winning author Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Lula’s Aunties want her to be a witch just like them. But Lula hates to fly on a broom and prefers to study cookbooks rather than spellbooks — she wants to be a famous chef. In desperation, the Aunties insist she try to make one last potion. Lula secretly adds her cooking flair and in true witchy fashion ends up creating a brew that bewitches the entire town, and maybe her Aunties too!
THE WITCH HAS AN ITCH is a story about Gromelda an evil witch who is allergic to her own magic. Children will love the catchy rhyme for this itchy witch who learns that anyone can change their ways.
It’s a dark and stormy Halloween night and Violet is hot on the trail of a new spooky mystery. Putting on her black velvet mask, she becomes Phantom Girl, the world’s most daring mystery-solver! Along with her faithful sidekick Phantom Dog she creeps through the shadows in search of the mysterious candy thief. Finding clues along the way, Phantom Girl begins to wonder, “Could this be a m-m-m-monster?”
Happy Halloween!! Find out what happens when the Cyclops Witch, the Willowy Reaper, the Prune-skinned Goon and other creepy creatures wander out from the wooded outskirts of town and into the sleepy confines of Hazy Dell. Featuring an original story-poem by Kyle Sullivan and singular, eye-catching illustrations by Derek Sullivan, It’s Witching Hour in Hazy Dell! is a Halloween classic that is sure to make you grin like a Jack O’ Lantern.
PRESCHOOL TO KINDERGARTEN readers will delight as they watch Maria sit on the stoop outside her apartment with her dog as seven relatives bring her pumpkins. The pumpkins crowd the dog and Maria off the stoop. The repeated sentence patterns and pictures help early readers retain meaning and read counting words.