Introducing: Munchkin Mondays

This is the first of what I’m hoping (but not promising) will be a weekly series dedicated to kids’ books, periodicals, what-have-you. Right now I’m envisioning most of the material coming from our own books — if you’ve been to my house, you know we have quite the library! The name comes from my kids, because I call them “munchkins” all the time. Read, and imagine you are eating yummy Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins while you ponder the genius that is my kids’ books analysis!

Without further ado…

This week, in honor of Halloween, I’m writing about Halloween books for kids. Just a few minutes ago I went through my kids’ shelves and pulled all the books we have for Halloween. It turns out I’ve only read three of them (ack!). I do plan to read the rest with them this week; I’m actually hoping to pull together our holiday books in advance of each holiday and read them together. Maybe this will help me stick to that plan!

SO – here’s our Halloween collection, with some commentary from little old me! The book titles all link to where you can purchase the same version I have on Amazon, if you’re interested. OR borrow from Kristin’s Library for free 🙂

Halloween-specific books:

A Halloween Scare in New Jersey – This is a sort of silly but fun (if you are familiar with NJ) one. The kids don’t get it, but they like it.

The Five Little Pumpkins – The kids know this one by heart. We have a lot of “wooooooooo went the wind!” yelling in the backseat of the car.

Franklin’s Halloween – Haven’t read it, so no comment. Sorry!

Froggy’s Halloween – Ditto.

Ten Timid Ghosts – Ditto.

Which Witch is Which? – This book is a little hard to actually read out lout (part of the point, I’m sure). It’s an interactive one, though, so it’s fun. My preschooler had a great time with, but I think younger toddlers wouldn’t understand.

Halloween-related books (these just sort of fit the theme):

Crankenstein – Haven’t read it yet.

The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest – Ditto.

So, I thought this would be fun. Let me know what you think, and if you have any Halloween favorites I should check out.


  1. JEN Garrett says:

    Hey, Hopping by from Goodreads. I’ve been doing something similar, reviewing books about Halloween. Plus, I’ve written a little Halloweensie story of my own for a contest. Happy Halloween, and Happy Reading!


    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks, Jen! I wish I had thought of the idea earlier and been able to do a series sort of like you did! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back!


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