One-Minute Book Reviews

October 4, 2008

Good Halloween Poems for Children

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“There once was a witch of Willowby Wood,
and a weird wild witch was she …”

From Rowena Bennett’s “The Witch of Willowby Wood,” excerpted in Sing a Song of Popcorn

Many children’s books include a Halloween poem or two, but Sing a Song of Popcorn (Scholastic, 1988) has a half dozen in the spirit of Oct. 31. All six of these brief, lively, rhyming poems come from good writers and appear in a section called “Spooky Poems,” engagingly illustrated by the Caldecott medalist Margot Zemach. For children who dislike witches and ghosts, the book has Robert Graves’s “The Pumpkin,” which begins: “You may not believe it, for hardly could I: / I was cutting a pumpkin to put in a pie …” John Ciardi’s lively Halloween limerick, “The Halloween House,” appears in two children’s books discussed on Oct. 24, 2008 www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/10/24.

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Janice,

    Thanks for sharing this info-:)
    I like as well Halloween poems and you can listen to Halloween poems podcasts for kids on my blog.
    I was looking for some books with great Halloween poems. Great.

    Have a nice day,
    Milou
    http://poetry4kids.wordpress.com

    Comment by poetry4kids — October 7, 2008 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  2. [...] “Good Halloween Poems for Children”: Where to find short Halloween poems that rhyme, including Robert Graves’s “The Pumpkin,” which begins: “You may not believe it, for hardly could I: / I was cutting a pumpkin to put in a pie …” [...]

    Pingback by Halloween Poems and Picture-Book Fun for Children « One-Minute Book Reviews — October 23, 2009 @ 7:57 pm | Reply


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