Once we emerge from our sugar coma we will be happy to go back to our usual three reviews a month, but in the meantime, here goes:
Boris and Bella, by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by Gris Grimly, Harcourt Books, ISBN-10: 0152025286. Boris Kleanitoff and Bella Legrossi must learn to get along in this fiendishly fun Odd Couple tale.
Happy Halloween, Stinky Face!, by Lisa McCourt, illustrated by Cyd Moore, Cartwheel Books, ISBN 9780439779777. A playful, reassuring take on Halloween for young worriers everywhere.
Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Puffin Books, ISBN-10: 0142501122. A kindhearted witch finds room on her broom for three lucky animals. Perfect rhyme makes this a winner year after year.
Spider and the Fly, by Tony DiTerlizzi, based on the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-0689852893. Not a Halloween book per se, but a creepy delight nonetheless with its eerie mansion, ghostly guests, and tragic ending -- perfect for older kids who like their comedy dark.
Ten Little Mummies, by Philip Yates, illustrated by Brian G. Karas, Puffin Books. ISBN: 9780142403679