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Perfect Halloween book for the littles: Pug & Pig Trick or Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion

Pug & Pig Trick or Treat

Halloween night has come to Pug and Pig’s house, and the darling duo is sporting matching costumes. The costumes are cozy. They glow in the dark. And they have masks! There’s only one problem—Pug hates wearing his. So he decides to rip it up and stay home. But Halloween just isn’t any fun for Pig without Pug! Can Pug find a way to be a good friend and get back into the Halloween spirit?

Pug & Pig is the cuuuuutest friggin fraggin Halloween book this year! If you remember my review of the first Pug & Pig you’ll know how completely in love I am with this adorbs duo!

So if you have a reluctant Halloweenie at home, don’t try to push them into it. Find a way like Pug did, to enjoy the activities.

Swoooooon.

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Blogging

Halloweenie Round-Up

Halloweenie Round-Up

i want to eat your books

If you’re prepping for the Halloweenies that will soon be at your door like I am, I’ve gathered a round up of some of my fave Halloween posts to keep you company.

Halloween for the Littles: Edgar and the Tattle Tale Heart 

Easy Zombie Makeup for Halloween

Book Themed Halloween Party!

#Vlog Mom Halloween Books for the Littles

Preschoolers Want Halloween Books Too!

4 Must Read Picture Books for Halloween

My Bestie Jennifer Weiner and Halloween!

Annabeth Neverending by Leyla Kader Dahm

I Want to Eat Your Books by Karin LeFranc & Tyler Parker

Edgar and The Tree House of Usher by Jennifer Adams

Bookish Tea Party Fun: Miss Spider’s Tea Party

Keep my littles safe out there!

 

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Bibliographies, Information, General Children Lists

Halloween Books for Preschoolers

Preschoolers want Halloween books too!

But if they’re like me, they don’t want scary books.

Here are 7 Halloween books for the little lovies:

From the top:

My Jack o lantern by Nancy Skarmeas

Say Boo! by Lynda Graham-Barber

Halloween Night (with googly eyes!)

DK Touch and Feel Halloween

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Five Little Pumpkins pictures by Dan Yaccarino (the fingerplay that all kids love)

The Cheerios Halloween Play Book  (fill in the missing cheerios)

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Books Children

I Want to Eat Your Books by Karin LeFranc & Tyler Parker

We hosted a Halloween tea party recently and I realized I had the perfect book for the event: I Want to Eat Your Books by Karin LeFranc & Tyler Parker

The book is perfect for our bookish tea parties in a bookstore. The kids loved it. I”ll admit I did too.

I Want to Eat Your Books by Karin LeFranc & Tyler ParkerI Want to Eat Your Books by Karin LeFranc & Tyler Parker

The book was quite delicious! Can you tell I dressed as a zombie for the party? I wanted to mimic the zombie in the book.

Here I am reading the book. Maybe I can read it to your little ones on Halloween? It’s so not scary. Unless eating books and burping is scary to you?

How cute is that book? What’s your fave Halloween book for littles?

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information

Easy Zombie Makeup for Halloween

I know I know, it’s a few days before Halloween and you still don’t know what you want to dress as.  Why not go as a zombie? Zombies can wear practically ANYTHING and the make up is easy.  Watch my video as I show you how to do make an easy zombie face for Halloween.

Whaddaya think?

Easy peasy lemon squeezy right?

Now get out there, make your zombie face and tag me on Twitter @Pamlovesbooks so I can see your zombieliciousness!

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Tea Parties

Book Themed Halloween Party!

I’ve been very busy hosting parties lately. Just recently we hosted a Witches and Warlocks tea party! Everyone came dressed in costume, even a few parents; kids love it when parents participate in dress up. So do I!

Halloweenparty Collage

 

We had so much fun at the party. The book I read  (see lower right) is called I Want to be a Witch by Ian Cunliffe.

want to be a witch

 

We tossed potions into a witches hat, picked creepy bugs and other gross things to put into the tea, and made a delightful owl craft.  Oh and how could I forget pin the nose on the pumpkin?

What a great way to combine Halloween and books!

What is your favorite Halloween book?

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Books Tea Parties

Bookish Tea Party Fun: Miss Spider’s Tea Party

Miss Spider

 

Who doesn’t love Miss Spider? Combined with October, it’s a chance to either be creepy for Halloween or not. Your choice. Miss Spider is NOT creepy!

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And here you can play a version of pin the tail on the donkey but pin Miss Spider in her web. Even the littles can do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blogging

#Vlog Mom Halloween Books for the Littles

Friends! I’m partnering with my friends over at Vlogmoms and making fun videos so you can see what else I do besides review books. Ready? Watch me as I review Halloween books that you might like to read to your little one this Halloween.

Don’t be scared cuz I’ve got makeup on.  I dolled myself up just for you.

If you like what you see (and who wouldn’t?) head over to the linky and check out what the other moms are talking about!

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resources

5 Books to help you celebrate el Dia de los Muertos

 

I loved living in Texas because of all of the fiestas.  And the food. But that’s another story.  But while living in Texas I learned to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  Day of the dead celebrates your loved ones who have died and if you think about it, it’s kind of nice remembering loved ones.  el Dia celebrations include decorative festive skulls (sugar skulls), brightly colored flowers, music, and food.

Think it sounds like fun?

You betcha!

Here are five books to introduce or help your family celebrate Dia de los Muertos:

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courtesy The Latin Baby Book Club

Day of the Dead paper dolls.

 

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courtesy The Latin Baby Book Club

Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston, a picture book incorporating Spanish and English words.

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courtesy The Latin Baby Book Club

I Remember Abuelito by Janice Levy, a bilingual picture book in which a little girl fondly remembers her grandfather, abuelito.

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courtesy The Latin Baby Book Club

Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales, is a trickster tale that helps children learn to count in English and Spanish.

 

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courtesy Mommy Maestra

Rosita y Conchita by Eric Gonzalez & Erich Haeger a fact based picture books describing how to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.

 

And because everyone loves a fun app there’s…

Oy, Mexico, a Dia de los Muertos app!

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courtesy Mommy Maestra

So now you have everything you need to celebrate your loved ones

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now pass the pan de muerte!

 

 

 

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Children

Preschoolers Want Halloween Books Too!

Preschoolers don’t realize they are small.

They think they are just as big as the big kids.

And because of that, they want what all the other kiddos have.

They want Halloween books in their sizes too!

And PammyPam aims to give it to them.

Here are 7 Halloweenie books for the little lovies:

From the top:

My Jack o lantern by Nancy Skarmeas

Say Boo! by Lynda Graham-Barber

Halloween Night (with googly eyes!)

DK Touch and Feel Halloween

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Five Little Pumpkins pictures by Dan Yaccarino (the fingerplay that all kids love)

The Cheerios Halloween Play Book  (fill in the missing cheerios)

AND because I can’t help myself, a

BONUS:

a little surprise for my lil neighbor who lives next door:

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Jack and Jill, A Halloween Nursery Rhyme

Any of these would be cute in a Halloween treat bag!

Have a safe and yummy Halloween

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