While there are a lot of Halloween books for kids, there are not (in my opinion) a lot of very good ones.
Which is why I was so very happy to read this Halloween book: A Very Brave Witch.
Written by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Harry Bliss, this book is delightful to kids with it's Halloween tale told from the point of view of the witch, who happens to be just a little bit frightened of humans, and is looking forward to her favorite holiday of the year, Halloween of course.
This story has enough hidden jokes and detailed illustrations to withstand the multiple readings an adult can be subjected to from a book-loving toddler.
There's also a great semi-hidden message of accepting those that are different from yourself, and an adorable cat, too. What more could you want in a Halloween tale?
A Very Brave Witch (Simon & Schuster) is $9.99 in hardcover and $6.99 in paperback, ages 4+.
I received a copy of the book for review purposes. It did not affect my opinion, or my son's opinion, which is that he would like to read the book 3-5 times a day, possibly 3-5 times an hour.