October Treats Week 1

Posted October 5, 2013 by Michelle in Features / 4 Comments

I can’t believe it’s already October. 
The last three months of the year are my favorite because they hold my three favorite holidays Halloween, Turkey Day and Xmas.

I thought maybe for the month of October I would try and share something spooky and fun maybe a book or two or my favorite scary movies. Then on the last Friday of October I will do a spooky giveaway and the winner will be picked on Halloween.

So lets get started….

This week I thought I would start out with one of my favorite movies during Halloween. I actually have two but I will give you this one first and leave the next one till the end of the month. This is actually me and my daughters favorite movie.
About a year ago I introduced this movie to my 4 year old on accident 🙂 I was watching it and she just sat down and watched it. I really thought she would be scared but she wasn’t. She is now 5, almost 6, and still likes to watch the movie. At one point she watched it about 4 times in one day. Her and I have a date to sit in front of the TV, eating popcorn and watching this movie. We love it and I love watching it with her 🙂

Director: Kenny Ortega
Writers: David Kirschner (story), Mick Garris (story)
Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw and Sean Murray


After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.
Why do I like it? It’s so much fun, funny and just a great family movie. The Sanderson Sisters are fantastic and it’s the only role I ever liked Sarah Jessica Parker in (other than Girls Just Want to Have Fun) Better Midler is great. As much as the movie was a complete flop I think it has a HUGE cult following and is a must see when halloween rolls around.
Here are two books I recommend for kids. 
These are my favorite Halloween books to read to them.

Brave Little Monster 
by Ken Baker

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 
 by HarperCollins Publishers 
5/5 star

Albert lies in bed one night. Goose bumps cover his hairy little arms. His fangs chatter with fright. Albert is sure there’s a scary little girl lurking in his closet. He’s convinced there’s a mean little boy hiding under his bed. But when Albert’s mom tells him again that little boys and girls don’t exist, he’s on his own to get rid of them once and for all

Geoffrey Hayes’s delightful illustrations make this the perfect bedtime book for brave little monsters everywhere

Such a cute story and a great little twist for those that have little ones that are scared of monsters. This is a super fun read and great for kids of all ages (even the adults that are still scared of monsters) 😉

The Haunted Ghoul Bus
 by Lisa Trumbauer

Hardcover, 28 pages

Published October 7th 2008 by Sterling


Of course children know about the big yellow school bus…but have they ever heard about the haunted ghoul bus? It’s wilder and way cooler, with a Mutant Mummy driver and a menagerie of monster passengers. But one Halloween

day someone else gets on board by mistake: a normal little boy. Soon he’s taking a ride with a furry werewolf, a skeleton whose rickety bones go clitter-clatter, a grinning pumpkin head, a swirl of bats, and a friendly witch named Dolores. 

Told in fun and appealing rhyme, and featuring holiday-bright illustrations of a cast of unforgettable characters, this playful picture book has sturdy cardstock pages and embossing throughout. It’s perfect for celebrating a (not too) scary Halloween.

Kids will want the ghoul bus to come to their neighborhood, too! 
This one is so cute. A little boy gets on the wrong bus and is stuck on a ghoul bus with a bunch of characters that aren’t as scary as he first thought. They are actually a lot of fun.
So tell me what are your favorite spooky books to read to your kids 
and what movie in October do you enjoy watching with your family?

Lets chat 🙂

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4 responses to “October Treats Week 1

  1. Ooh cute!! I remember watching Hocus Pocus as a kid myself! Thought it was funny, don't recall being scared either at the time…was in kindergarten then! Guess I was already developing a love for creepy things!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!


    Jessica recently posted:
    • My son was scared of the zombie guy that really wasn't scary and then I realized my daughter isn't scared of anything. It's amazing what she will wathc and just brushes it off when I think she will be scared.

      Thanks for stopping by and I will be checking out your STS today!!!

  2. I must admit to never having seen nor heard of the movie, Hocus Pocus. But witches is probably as far as I can go with terrifying movies. Lol. Wimp, much? I loved Practical Magic – which as a book-to-film type of deals. Thanks for the kiddie book reccs! My kids would enjoy those. 🙂

    • It's such a cute move, Your kids might enjoy it. You might too. It's not scary at all. I thought my daughter would be scared because the one guy was a scary zombie like guy at first but then you realized hes so funny, It's a really cute movie 🙂 Thanks for stopping by