Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Books in English and Spanish for Halloween or Día de las brujas

René Colato Laínez

It is time to look in the closet for some clothes and scissors. Taran! You can make a great outfit. But if there is no time for mending, you can go to any store and buy your disfraz.

Meanwhile, this is my list of books for October.

Los gatos black on Halloween by Marisa Montes. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales.

Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

Celebra el Halloween y el Dia de Muertos con Cristina y su conejito azul por F. Isabel Campoy y Alma Flor Ada. Ilustrado por Ivanova Martinez.

Even though Cristina has lost her blue bunny, she can still enjoy Halloween and the Day of the Dead by thinking about her favorite toy. Includes facts about Halloween and the Day of the Dead.

The witch's face : a Mexican tale by Eric A. Kimmel. Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck.

Don Aurelio falls in love with a witch who has a beautiful face but fails to heed her special instructions.

La mujer chiquitita contado por Jill Bennett. Ilustrado por Tomie dePaola.

Retells the tale of the teeny-tiny woman who finds a teeny-tiny bone in a churchyard and puts it away in her cupboard before she goes to sleep.

Hallo-What? by Christel Desmoinaux

A young witch wonders why everyone is so busy with pumpkins until her grandmother tells her about Halloween and some of the traditions associated with it.

La viejecita que no le tenía miedo a nada por Linda Williams. Ilustrado por Megan Lloyd. Traducido por Yolanda Noda.

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Where the Wild Things Are written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Jugando con fantasmas : el libro de los cuentos de miedo por W. Kienitz y Bettina Grabis. Ilustraciones de Silke Voigt. Traducción de J. A. Bravo.

Ghost stories, games, activities, recipes and crafts for having fun with ghosts, goblins, witches and other spooky and macabre events.

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