For my last Hauntoberfest book I've chosen a chapter book...
Have you written your little Halloweensie story yet?
What? Don't you know what I'm talking about?
Well, hop over to Susanna's blog for the full details, but I'll give it to you in a nutshell:
Write a 100-word story with the words haunt, dark, and costume in it. Post it on your blog and link it on the official Halloweensie blog post. Don't have a blog? No problem. There's another way to enter.
And now for my entry...
Witch vs. Superhero
Two costumes enter the ring… on top of the bed.
In one corner, a black hat, long black dress, broomstick, black socks and shoes.
In the other corner, a yellow shirt with a shield picture, dark shorts, cape, mask, and red underwear.
Witch vs. Superhero
What will win?
Witches are great for scaring up treats. I put on the socks and shoes.
Superheroes save the world from candy-grabbing villains. I put on the shirt and pants.
I throw down the cape - now a penalty flag
and go trick-or-treating as a referee.
Many who express a profound love of the scriptures often groan when one book in the Bible is mentioned: Isaiah.
Why is Isaiah so hard to understand? Why couldn't he have just said what he meant?
On the "Reckless Indulgence" blog, there's a challenge going on. I chose option number 2... with kidlit books.
This week's pick is another monster book.
This book is definitely Halloweenish fun for the youngest celebrators. You know, the ones who conk out at 7:00p after trick-or-treating up half of one street? Yep, here's a bedtime story to finish off their little candy-filled holiday.
This blog post is already longer than actual text of the book (I didn't word-count, but it feels like that), so I wanted to find a book trailer for you do get a better feel for this fun picture book. But I can't. Seems there is no trailer to show. The closest thing I could find was a demonstration by the author/illustrator David Ezra Stein...
My oldest went to school wearing two ties.
My 3rd grader decided to have her school birthday today.
And my 2-year-old is “thirsty to the future!”
October 21, 2015
Yep, it’s that date we nerdy Back to the Future fans have been waiting for… for thirty years.
The Picture Book Idea hunting season is about to open. Whether you are a returning participant or this is your first year, here are five simple steps to get ready:
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I've taken up the Hauntoberfest challenge on the "Reckless Indulgence" blog. I chose option number 2.
For this week's pick, at my daughter's request, I'm reviewing a monstrous book:
Two decades ago, Columbus Day represented the spirit of discovery and the American Dream. Now the name Columbus conjures up - for some at least - images of genocide and brutality. Why the change?
This week’s pick is actually a chapter book. It’s a little spooky, and has ghosts in it.
When asked what the greatest commandment is, he answered "Love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy strength." (Mark 12:30)
You see, we will follow all the other commandments if we just follow this one. So simple, a child could understand, yet so complex it takes a lifetime to perfect its obedience.
We show our love when...
I love an excuse to read more books. So when I saw Reckless Indulgence hosting a reading challenge for the month of October, I couldn't resist. For the full details, visit the blog. I've decided to take "Option 2," so I will only be Hauntoberfesting once a week. And like any good Picture Book writer, I'm going to bend the rules to fit my genre.
I'm supposed to recommend horror, creepy, spooky, or dark romance. But, hey, finding picture books that fit any of that is going to be hard. So instead...
Once a week, I'm going to recommend a Halloweenish or Monstrous Picture Book. Here's this week's recommendation:
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)