Picture Books: Halloween Favorites
What's even better than picture books? Picture books for one of my favorite holidays!
If you don't know why I still love to read my kids pictures books even though they're ages 7, 11 and 13, here is the short version: beautiful language and beautiful artwork. Unlike a chapter book meant to be read by a young reader, picture books are meant to be read by adults and so the language is often much richer and sophisticated. Plus, it's like holding an art gallery in your lap! Here are some of our favorites for this week:
1. Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
Will, my middle child, fell in love with this when we checked it out of the library nearly ten years ago, and we had to add it to our bookshelves! The graphic images are striking and the story is really clever. The sweet little witch and her cat move into a haunted house, but they know just what to do with all of those ghosts. After falling hard for this book, we realized the author also wrote Midnight Library and Jack Frost, which are all worth a read (and available in Spanish which is wonderful if you happen to be learning the language or are native speakers).