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Spooktacular-ish Book Apps

Boo! It’s that time of year when all things ghosts, goblins, monsters and mystery take center stage to celebrate Halloween!

Add to your kids’ spooky fun with these terrific stories from the The Book App Alliance Halloween Treats reading list!

October Book Apps – Halloween Treats.


All Hallows Eve ’12

The welcome committee greets the little goblins in search of candy

I encountered this Interesting little guy waiting to throw his tombstone at an unsuspecting intruder

Til Death do us part

Ghost Ship wrecked

They don’t stay dead on old hallows eve

The witching hour

It wouldn’t be a party without Monster Jam

Noteworthy Project: Monster Jam children’s picture book & digital app.

App Trailer:

Monster Jam is a beautifully illustrated children’s Picture Book and interactive book app about a little Monster with a big dream – Back this project help make this a reality & get this show on the road.

Halloween treats

What would Halloween be without a few treats? Here are a few for all the busy mom’s, so easy that no recipes or directions are needed.

Yummy chocolate treats

Strawberry ghosts are a ghoulish treat – Strawberries & microwavable dipping chocolate (found in the produce section of most supermarkets)

Lollipop ghosts

The little monster’s marching up to my door on Halloween are always thrilled to grab these guys. All that’s needed: cloth squares, lollipops, ribbons & a magic marker for the eyes.

Colorful candy Display

Layer assorted candy in your favorite bowl, works for Christmas too – just swap out the colors!

Witchy cupcakes

I was happy when I stumbled across this little morsels. They need a little more prep time, but so worth it. To expedite, start with bought muffins, chocolate cones, icing, sprinkles & M&M’s for the eyes.

For another Monstrous treat, check out my latest masterpiece ‘Monster Jam’ 

Monster Jam is a beautifully illustrated children’s Picture Book and interactive book app about a little Monster with a big dream – Back this project


Quest for the perfect pumpkin


Spooky buccaneer ship lures us in to check out the pumpkins

Tis the season for Halloween decor. The front yard is adorned with strategically placed tombstones and zombies emerging from shallow graves. The shrubs are draped with cobwebs filled with little plastic spiders. There’s a huge hairy spider over the front door, ready to slide down his web to greet any trick & treaters daring to ring the doorbell. It’s also the season for high winds which shred the cobwebs & send the tombstones tumbling thru out the neighborhood, extra reinforcements will remedy that. Visiting the pumpkin patches are a special treat for the kids, hopping on hayrides, climbing bales of hay and running in and around the pumpkins. This year I continue the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. I’m not much of a carver, it’s not my area of expertise & I’d prefer to keep all ten fingers. My preference is to artfully pile the pumpkins around the tree on the front lawn, creating a mini patch of sorts.  After much debate I’ve settled on a multi colored assortment of Gourds and a huge Cinderella pumpkin. Next I’m off to buy tons of candy to fill the cauldron & I’m all set.


Love the green gnarly guy hanging out in a sea of orange.


Never too early to try out the costumes


Photo by blue Sandpiper Imprints


My favorite pumpkin this year…. perfect for my pumpkin patch


Setting the stage for fright night.

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