ABCs OF HALLOWEEN
by Patricia Reeder Eubank. Adorable, detailed color illustrations by the Author.
Condition: UNREAD 2003 Ideals Children's Books hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), assumed first edition. Decorated end pages.
Content: This book is suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Two endearing black cats lead children through the alphabet as each letter brings new words for the Halloween season. This tale is perfect for the young child as there's nothing scary in the book. [1 copy available]
$ 2.50 + $ 3.19 media shipping.
Price: $ 2.50
CREATIVE COSTUMES: Recycle materials to make fun costumes (EcoCrafts)
by Dawn Brend, Kirsty Neale, et al. Color photos of completed costumes and "how-to" photos.
Condition: NEW 2007 Kingfisher soft cover, first printing.
Content: Go green and get creative with these innovative ideas to transform all kinds of household objects - from bin liners to plastic bottles - inti imaginative and eco-friendly dressing-up costumes. Easty-to-follow photographic step-by-step instructions. Questions welcome. [2 copies available]
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Price: $ 3.50
by Julie Sharp. Color photos of completed crafts.
Condition: NEW 2006 Guild of Master Craftsman soft cover, assumed first printing.
Content: Following the success of Fantastic Fairies, Julie Sharp has created a new world of unusual characters to delight children and adults alike. There’s Ookpik the adorable alien, sweet Scant the Ant, bug-eyed Bobbly Nobbly, fuzzy but ferocious Snork the Dragon, and 13 others—all constructed from common craft supplies like pipe cleaners, pom-pom balls, and yarn. Customizable accessories complete their creepy world, such as skateboards and bicycles, swords and armor, glasses, hats and scarves, and other whimsical items. Or, build the Cave, Swamp Hut, or Bonsai Tree House for them to live in—imagination is the only limitation. The instructions are highlighted with more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, making it easy to create and enjoy the 30 projects included. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
$ 3.00 + $ 3.40 media shipping.
Price: $ 3.00
by Colin McNaughton. Great color illustrations by the Author.
Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1998 Candlewick Press hardcover, first pritning. Although the book is "unread," it has been perused on the shelf. The "hand" that closes the book (velcro) shows creases - but adds to the creepy cover. Inside clean & tight.
Content: Sidesplitting history of Drac's infancy, boyhood school days, cherished belongings, and lively night life. Enter, if you dare, the bloodcurdling world of Transylvania's most infamous gourmet - Count Dracula. You'll be introduced to his friends and ancestors, get a peek inside his fridge and his closet, and get a taste (so to speak) of what eternal life is like for the world's biggest pain in the neck. At the conclusion of the tour, should you fail to obey the signs posted on Dracula's Tomb, there is one giant pop-up to jump out at you. Really, really neat! Ages 4 - 8 is the recommended age span, but I think it is for older children. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
$ 5.29 + $ 3.19 media shipping.
Price: $ 5.29
FERGUS AND THE NIGHT-DEMON: An Irish Ghost Story
by Jim Murphy. Wonderful detailed color illustrations by John Manders. Decorated end pages.
Condition: NEW 2006 Clarion hard cover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. Tiny edge wear to DJ top edge.
Content: A slightly scary, always amusing story about a lazy, good-for-nothing lad named Fergus O'Mara who offers only excuses when his mother asks him to do some chores. Then he blithely saunters off to town for a bit of play. Gouache and colored-pencil illustrations skillfully reveal his jaunty demeanor; his remarkably flexible body exudes action and attitude. Suddenly, he encounters a hooded Night-Demon with a lethal-looking scythe who declares, It is your time, Fergus O'Mara! The lad is only briefly frightened before he dismisses him as a bad dream. Soon, Fergus meets the demon again; now it looms over him and its red glowing eyes are revealed. Increasingly dramatic images, served up in shades of green, blue, and brown, convey the rising tension in the story. Amusingly, when told to dig his own grave, Fergus seems more concerned that he be rid of this hard work than frightened of his predicament. However, after he outwits the demon, he unexpectedly resolves to be the hardest working lad
hereabouts. This sudden repentance appears to happen because he fears that the demon will come looking for him again. Children will appreciate this humorous ghost story; it makes a good read-aloud choice. Grades 2-4. [1 copy available]
$ 5.00 + $ 3.29 media shipping.
Price: $ 5.00
IF I WERE A HALLOWEEN MONSTER: A mirror-mask book with pop-up surprises
text and very clever color mask illustrations by Robert E. Moler.
Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2000 Little, Brown hard cover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Problem: shelves are not kind to pop-up books in general - edge wear to top & bottom spine and small bumps to corners. Interior clean & tight. Perused on shelf, of course.
Content: Children will need a mirror to complete the fun in this book. While deciding which horrible monster to become for Halloween, a trick-or-treater makes up a rhyme about the unique characteristics of each. The reader looks through the pop-up masks' eyeholes into a mirror to read words printed backwards. The masks are: witch, werewolf; ghosts; boogie man; vampire; Frankenstein; skeleton; and mummy. Neat! (Ages 6 to 8+.) [1 copy available]
$ 8.49 + $ 3.29 media shipping.
Price: $ 8.49
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (Board Book)
text and very clever color illustrations by Charles M. Schulz.
Condition: NEW 2007 Running Press Kids board book, assumed first edition. Includes a packet of 30 reusable stickers which are considered "small parts - not for children under 3 years."
Content: One of the most loved Peanuts tales is now available in this spooktacular interactive format-a board book with reusable stickers! Little ghosts and goblins will get in the holiday spirit by helping the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween by sticking reusable stickers on each page to complete the illustrations. Both sticker sheets come in a cellophane plastic envelope that is affixed into the back of the book. From completing costumes to finding the Great Pumpkin, this format will be a treat every Halloween season! (Ages 5 to 7.) [1 copy available]
$ 4.49 + $ 3.29 media shipping.
Price: $ 4.49
art by unknown artist.
Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 2.5" W x 4.0" H.
Content: Black Cat with a pumpkin on a moon backdrop. Shades of purple backgrounds. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Hobbit) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
$ 4.00 + $ 2.85 first class shipping. International shipping available.