Preschool reading list: scary books

September 30, 2011

Okay, so these books aren't actually scary because I don't do scary. I just do silly and funny and slightly icky. So if you want to get into the fun of the season without actually getting scared--try a few of these books out.
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster  by Mo Willems is exactly the kind of monster I like. He's like Elmo if Elmo were trying to be scary. Just furry and cute. You will want to hug him.
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale by Eileen Spinelli
Okay, I'll admit to you that I walked past this book for two years straight because the half woman/half spider thing creeped me out. (I told you I'm easily frightened!) I finally got brave enough to check it out and discovered a beautiful story that is not creepy at all. But it IS about a spider--which makes it kind of creepy after all.
Stone Soup (Favorites on CD)
By Marcia Brown: Stone Soup
Okay, I'm stretching a bit on this one, but hear me out. It's not scary, but it does involve a giant cauldron which connotes witches and witches there. :) It's just such a great book, I had to include it.
Witches Four (Sunny Day Book)
If you want a book about some silly, funny, not-scary-at-all witches, try Witches Four  by Marc Brown.
witch toiletries
And be sure to try out our frog-eyed soap and spider paste to go with it.

Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer is a fun twist on the old tale. It focuses on the troll's point of few (you kind of feel sorry for him because of all the clackety racket those goats cause on his roof, but   being that he is a troll after all, you don't feel THAT sorry for him.) It's not scary. It's funny. We like this book.

Do you have any good not-so-scary books to share?

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