Another great read aloud is The Widow's Broom by the author of The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg. I LOVE his stories and illustrations.
Even though this isn't a Halloween story, the kids love it because it's kind of a spooky story since the broom is magic and it belonged to a witch. I love that the witch, I think, is beautiful and powerful, but not evil or unkind. Here she is...
And finally, my favorite...
This story is a great one about the life cycle of the pumpkin, but kind of in a reverse order. Instead of starting with the seed and following the growth of the plant, we start with the jack-o-lantern and watch how it rots and decomposes back into the earth. The kids love it because they've all had those rotten pumpkins before, too.
So, there ya go! I hope you enjoy those stories as much as I do.
Now I need to Boo five more of you!
Emily and Antoinette at 4321Teach
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