Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Our Halloween Home and Halloween Reading Corner

As soon as October arrives, I am eager to get out all of my Halloween decorations, and transform our home for fall.  So last week I packed away our everyday decor for the rest of the year, and began decorating for Halloween.  Here's a little tour of some of our decorations.

For the past few years I have been collecting some of the Yankee Candle Boney Bunch Halloween decorations, we all especially love the Bonesy Dog candle holders.

Yankee Candle also had a Boney Bunch Train this year which was perfect for my living room under my Hiawatha train print.

My other favorite thing about Halloween season is getting out all of my favorite Halloween books. I started collecting our Halloween books when Sarah and Joe were little, of course they are older teens now, but that doesn't mean we don't like bringing out all of our old favorites, and setting them out in our special Halloween book basket.  I love the art in children's literature, and always have.  Every year I continue to add new children's books to our collection whenever a new one catches my eye.

To make a cozy Halloween reading corner, find an interesting basket for all of your Halloween books, ours is shaped slightly like a cauldron, add a Halloween doll or two, and set them on a faux sheepskin rug, which you can find at Ikea for around ten dollars.

These are some of my favorite Halloween children's books, along with my Amazon affiliate links. (All purchases through these links help support April's Homemaking Blog) Some great books to add to your Halloween reading corner!

Pumpkin Soup
Ghosts in the House!
Mommy? ( a pop-up book)

The Witch Next Door

Strega Nona's Harvest
Halloween Coloring Book (Novelty Coloring Book) Fun Vintage style simple coloring book!

And Lastly, the newest addition to my collection, a fun little story by Lemony Snicket.  I loved the illustrations, as well as the story, very fun!

The Dark

The public library is also a good source for fun Halloween books to enjoy during the holiday season.  What are your favorite Halloween Children's Books?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looks like fun, April! We have a lot of the same books, I've been sending them off to my granddaughter. Will have to get the Lemony Snicket one (it's one of our favorite movies) and that coloring book looks like it would be great for applique. Did you ever read Witches by Colin Hawkins? It was one of the boys favorite Halloween books growing up. Must have borrowed it a million times from the library.

  2. Jane~ I haven't read Witches by Colin Hawkins. I will have to find a copy and take a look, it sounds like a fun book. A lot of these books were my favorites growing up, I look forward to sharing them with grandchildren in the future, that will be fun! Hope you are having a nice fall. :)

  3. Great Halloween decor!! Thanks so much for your visit!!


  4. What a fun list of books. We're currently reading In the Haunted House. Thanks for sharing your list with me!

  5. what a great idea can even do it for other holiday have a great day and thanks for sharing I'm lorraine at


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