Children’s Book Roundup: October 2022
- October 17, 2022
Big new titles perfect for the littles.
If Your Babysitter Is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira (author) and Irena Freitas (illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers). Did Mom and Dad just hire a new sitter around Halloween? Watch out! She could be a bruja, a witch! But how to tell? Well…“If she zooms in on a broom, black sombrero on her head, cackling like a crow…¡¡CORRE!! RUN! But don’t duck, drop, and roll. The dust bunnies will tickle your nose. You’ll ‘ACHUUUUMMM!’”
If Animals Trick-or-Treated by Ann Whitford Paul (author) and David Walker (illustrator) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers). Would critters celebrate Halloween like tiny humans do, with costumes and candy? Hmm…maybe. Or maybe not. “If animals trick-or-treated, Mama and Owlet at the pumpkin stall would first choose a pumpkin like Owlet — small. They’d carve two round eyes and two pointy ears. Bat Pup would carve hers with fangs like spears.”
A Friend for Ghost by Suzanne Kaufman (Neal Porter Books). “Above a noisy family, on a crowded street, in the big city, in a dark lonely attic, lived Ghost. Most of the time no one noticed Ghost. But not all of the time.” Ghost usually drifts, lingers, and floats through the air all alone — and would really like a friend. Might the unusual pal Ghost discovers be something else that drifts, lingers, and floats through the air all alone?