Halloween Children's Books & Giveaway!

Happy Halloween! 

What are your plans this year for Halloween? As my daughter is still in a kindergarten that is alternate days she will be home all day with me tomorrow. With the weather forecast being rainy we have planned a day filled with Halloween themes - reading, crafts and maybe some spooky baking! Then hopefully after dinner the weather will be nice enough to get out Trick or Treating. My daughter is a Zombie Princess (or that is what is says she wants, it'll depend on if she lets me paint her face) and my son is a Skeleton! I will post some pictures for next weeks Wordless Wednesday.

This year we have a couple new books on our reading list! Last year we checked out a few younger titles from Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd. that may interest you if you have toddlers. These new titles are for 4+.

Trick or Treat by Leo Landry - “The last day of October had finally arrived. The empty house at the end of the street mysteriously came to life.” Oliver, the ghost who lives in that empty house, lives for Halloween! He always has a big party. To get ready, he puts dust on the furniture, welcomes the spiders, wakes up the black cats, and delivers his invitations! This time, though, one envelope goes astray and two human trick-or-treaters show up. Are treats—or tricks—in order? Simple, cartoonish watercolor and pencil illustrations complement this sweet tale of the spirit of generosity and acceptance.
ISBN-10:0547249691 or 9780547249698
32 pages,  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
15.99 and was Published in August 2012

My kids love Martha Speaks from PBS Kids, especially my daughter. This Halloween your kids can have some fun with Martha Speaks Spooky Sticker Fun book! This book is an activity book full of fun Halloween stickers including glow-in-the-dark ones! Also mazes, word games and more. This is great for your children who are learning to read.
ISBN-10:0547745907 or 9780547745909
24 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
5.99 and also was Published in August 2012 

Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd would like to offer my readers a chance to win one of these great books. I will be drawing two names from the comments below. To be entered to win one of these great titles please leave a comment telling me a favorite memory of Halloween or what your children are dressing up as this year!

Remember to leave your email or sign in with the email I can contact you with. I will pick using and the first name will win Trick or Treat and the second name drawn will win the Martha Speaks. This giveaway is open to Canada only and will end on November 4th at 11:59pm est.

Good Luck!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd.. We received the above books for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. My son is dressing up as Cookie Monster this year! I will be dressing up as Elmo so we look like a perfect pair!

  2. My fav is that all my Grade 4 students dress up and then we go to the gym in the afternoon with the rest of the school. We all dance to the monster mash. It's price less. deanna_boocock (at)

  3. My daughters would love these books. One is dressing up as an elephant and the other a fairy.

  4. My daughter is dressing up as Rapunzel this year.

  5. We have a Monarch Butterfly and a Unicorn this year. Too Cute!
    jlgibbings at hotmail dot com

  6. This year we have a witch and Elmo. They are sooooo excited:)
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

  7. My children are dressing up as Iron Man and Bumblebee (from Transformers).
    mailsforanu at yahoo dot ca

  8. My daughter is dressing up as a cheeseburger :3

  9. My oldest is being the Scream movie guy. I don't know of he has a name but my on calls him Scream. My youngest is being a soldier from Halo

  10. My girls are dressing up as a pirate and a cat


  11. We had batman and a cheerleader over at our place on Halloween :-)



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