Happy Halloween from The Horn BoooOOOoook!

Happy Halloween! How are we celebrating here at The Horn Book? With a matching mask-and-tie ensemble,

a field trip to the (very seasonally appropriate) Fog x Flo installation,

chocolate-chip pumpkin muffins,

Red Sox pride,

Cindy repping the Sox — the parade celebrating their 2018 World Series win was this morning!

and spooky books, of course! Here's a selection of new Halloween board books for the littlest monsters*,

plus lots of treats for older ghouls and goblins:

For even more recommendations, click on the tag Halloween books. What are your favorite Halloween reads? What about the perfect Halloween-candy-and-book pairing?


*Top row, L-R: Boo at the Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Emma Trithart; Good Night, Little Monsters by Kara LaReau, illus. by Brian Won; Peek-a-booo! by Sandra Magsamen
Middle row: Haunted Halloween by Sue Fliess, illus. by Jay Fleck; Monster ABC by Derek Sullivan and Kyle Sullivan; Sophie's Halloween Disguise by Rosemary Wells
Bottom row: Five Little Pumpkins Came Back by Dan Yaccarino; Five Silly Ghosts illus. by Hilli Kushnir

Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, formerly editor of The Horn Book Guide, is a freelance children’s and YA editor. She's also a former bookseller who holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons University. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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