A few days ago I got our Halloween books out. I like to keep seasonal books stashed away during the year and then pull them out for the holidays. Makes them seem special!
(Halloween books in our previous house.)
This is an October tradition we have done for years.
I found this cute inexpensive basket at Home Goods to hold seasonal books. My kids were so excited when they came home from school and found the Halloween books out! Funny such a small thing made them so happy. Like now that the Halloween books are out it’s really October. (Although that’s kind of how I feel about my pumpkin spice candle!)
I put a simple placemat under the basket so I don’t scratch the marble.
(Same placemats I’ve been using on my bathroom counter.)
Having the books right by our chair and lamp created a cozy little reading corner.
I re-styled the right side of my bookshelf. Still looks a little cluttered to me but every time I take something off it looks even more “off.” I do love the ampersand (also a Home Goods steal). And the fun black and white stripes and deer print are from Emily’s shop. (Do you read her blog? Love it.) The deer’s wreath is coral which ties in with the rest of the coral in the family room. Like I said, it’s the little things. :)
We have collected several fun Halloween books over the years, but we have a few that stand out. The favorites that get read again and again and again.
Humbug Witch. My personal favorite with a cute surprise at the end!
Room on the Broom. Adorable story.
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. This is new to us this year and Kole is in love. I think we’ve read it over 50 times already.
Thanks for Thanksgiving is also a favorite in our basket. Thanksgiving story, obviously not Halloween, but it’s such a beautiful story with a great message. I shared it last year in a post on having gratitude in our lives and creating gratitude journals. I love the illustrations.
And wow. Go Away Big Green Monster. Probably our most read and re-read book to date by my little man. I think this year he is out growing it (perfect for a 2-3 year old). Very simple story but something about it he just couldn’t get enough of!
And one more fun book – not necessarily Halloween but anything to do with monsters can be Halloween, right? Leonardo the Terrible Monster is such a cute story for pre-school aged kids. Another favorite!
Every afternoon when we are home you can find one of my three kids plopped in this chair reading a Halloween book.
It never takes long for them to toss off the pillow and get nice and comfortable.
Even Kole’s “friends” are enjoying the new Halloween basket.
A simple October tradition.
One of our “little things” that makes this time of year extra special.
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