Kiddo’s Corner Reviews + Giveaway: Workman Publishing “In the Spirit” Blog Tour
Kiddo’s Corner Reviews is my new feature here at The Overstuffed Bookcase, where my 7-year-old son reviews children’s books! Go here to find out more.
FTC DISCLAIMER: We received copies of these books from the publisher in exchange for our honest review. We were not compensated in any other way for this review.
Hi everyone! Today we have something a little different. Instead of a typical Kiddo’s Corner Review, we’re participating in Workman Publishing’s “In the Spirit” Halloween Blog Tour! Workman Publishing sent us 5 Halloween-themed books for kids, and we’ll be reviewing those books. Plus we’ve got a giveaway!
About the Books
EEK! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton | August 23, 2016 | $6.95 | 24 pages | Ages 0-4
It starts with an uh-oh—the chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? / Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!”
Papertoy Glowbots by Brian Castleforte | August 23, 2016 | 196 Pages | Ages 9&up
Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun! Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool factor of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights.
Frightlopedia by Julie Winterbottom | August 23, 2016 | 224 Pages | Ages 8&up
Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined.
Oh, Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! | November 1, 2016 | Ages 8&up
By Joy Masoff with Jessica Garrett and Ben Ligon
Featuring 114 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting. Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!
Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson | September 8, 2015 | Ages 8&up
Illustrated by Tom Mead
Illustrated throughout, including eight drawings printed with glow-in-the-dark ink, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is for every young reader who loves a good scare. The book was originally published in 1910 by William Thomas Cox and is now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes. The creatures are all scales and claws, razor-sharp teeth and stealth, camouflage and single-minded nastiness. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, they speak to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is smart and quirky. The illustrations have a sinewy, retro field-guide look. Read them around a campfire, if you dare.
We decided to make a video for this review! You’ll get to actually see the Kiddo! Check it out!
- This giveaway is US ONLY.
- This giveaway is for ages 13 and up only.
- Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below to enter.
- One winner will receive a tote bag and one copy of each of the following books: Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton, Papertoy Glowbots by Brian Castleforte, Frightlopedia by Julie Winterbottom, Oh, Ick! by Joy Masoff, and Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson.
- The winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
- The winner will be emailed, and will have 72 hours to respond, or a new winner will be selected.
Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway! I will select a random winner soon after the giveaway period ends.
Blog Tour Lineup
Check out some of the other awesome blogs on the tour!
October 10: Lisa/A Rup Life
October 11: Jessika/Kidliterati
October 12: Jennifer/Reviews Coming at YA
October 13: Laura/Literacious
October 14: Sandie/Teen Lit Rocks
October 17: Christina/Confessions of a Book Addict
October 18: Kate/Ex Libris
October 19: Lori/Pure Imagination
Lauren/Love is a not a Triangle
October 20: Andrea/The Overstuffed Bookcase
October 21: Katie/Mundie Kids
Thanks so much to Workman Publishing for sending us these books! They’re definitely cute Halloweenish additions to any bookish household!