Booking Your Weekend


Happy Friday, y'all! Other than being a book reviewer, I am also a mother. So, with that in mind and with Halloween right around the corner, here are my top recommendations for kiddos that still enjoy picture bedtime stories.

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A Halloween Scare In...



My kiddo absolutely adores this book.  She's still young, so the colors and the rhyming are enough to keep her entertained. But for older kids, the books are chalk full of references to things in their hometowns and unique to their states. The best part? You'll enjoy reading these every year for Halloween and if you love it like we do, there are other holiday ones, too.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson


A sweet witch picks up animals on her flight across the sky. When she falls, she must face a dragon--but now she isn't alone!

This one is so sweet, y'all. I love that it showcases kindness and friendship. My girl will go in and pick this one up every time it's out where she can see it. This one is perfect for the younger kiddos in the family.


It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


Let's be honest, folks. Peanuts for our kids are so that we can relive our favorite stories from our own childhood. And that is a fantastic thing. My little one loves this one too, but prefers the others over this one. Possibly because she is simply outgrowing the board book stage and prefers to watch the movie instead (shh...). Pick this one up for your kiddos, though, to remind them that most good movies have an even better book behind them.

Goodnight Bear by Jane Cabrera


Finally, for anyone that knows a kiddo in need of a book to encourage animal sounds and just isn't a fan of spooky Halloween, I recommend this one. Y'all. I have read this one so many times it shows where we've turned the pages. I also have it memorized and pull it out of the air when Tiny is having a meltdown in the grocery store. It is her absolute favorite book we've ever gotten her. She will not go to bed at night without it, so we've become a two-bedtime-story family. Get this for the smallest of the kiddos in your family as a cute Halloween present--the parents will thank you.

All the recommendations are my own and are not endorsed by the publishing companies or authors.



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    1. Thanks, DJ! I realized I needed to add book recommendations for moms that need something new to read to their kids at night!

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  2. We love our library... I need to go find some of these! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. These will all be there, I'm sure. In fact, Room on the Broom was around when I was a kid!

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  3. I love Room on the Broom and The Great Pumpkin. I'm super intrigued by Goodnight Bear. I'll have to find that one.

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    1. Notice a very blurry baby hand in Goodnight Bear's photo. It's because she noticed I had pulled it out and just had to have it. It's really simple, but she'll make all the noises and give goodnight kisses at the right times. SUCH a cute one to read.

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  4. I love Room on a Broom I'm planning on using it for a classroom display after the holiday, I'm a reception (age 4-5) teacher.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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  5. These are so fun! I will have to add some of these to our holiday library!

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    1. We have a full section. I'll do one again as we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, too!

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  6. ALL OF 'EM ARE SOOO CUTE!! 😍😍😍😍❤

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  7. Adorable post! Charlie Brown really has a story for every season!

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  8. Yay for Charlie Brown!! And how fun are those state specific books?!

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    1. So fun! You can get them for your home state or where grandma lives or maybe a state they lived in and miss. The possibilities are endless!

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  9. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a family tradition around here.

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  10. I used to read Julia Donaldson's books to my kids when they were little. They loved Room on a Broom.

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  11. Cute idea and a great selection of kids books!

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  12. That's soo cool that there is personalized books for your state! My little is just now soaking in that we live in the great state of Texas, so I'm sure she'd love to read a book about A Halloween scare in texas!

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    1. I am originally from the Lone Star State! I bet he would LOVE the Halloween Scare!

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  13. Great list! My son loved room on the broom!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE Room on the Broom! But I'll have to add some of these others to our to-read list!

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  15. I love Halloween stories and we have our favorites too. I love the story about Goodnight bear, so sweet!

    xo, Nicole

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    1. Thank you! It's also so short. My husband loves reading her this one because she's so animated.

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  16. I want one of each for my daughter! Are they all board books?

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    1. All of the except the Halloween Scare books have board boom options :)

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  17. I need to find goodnight beat. That one looks sweet.

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    1. It really is. If you're interested, I provided an affiliate link next to the title to purchase it from Amazon!

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  18. These are such cute book ideas. Room on the Broom is absolutely one of our favorites! We ended up reading it for most of the year, not just saving it for Halloween :)

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