I also mentioned this month, all posts on Books by Trista will be zombie-themed. I wrote all my posts in advance and had them scheduled for the month. This was meant to be a bonus post, but since one of my interviews has been delayed, it’s now a feature post. And a good one, I think.
I’m part of a fantastic group on Facebook called The Book Hangout Spot. It’s an excellent place for readers and writers to talk about books. It’s my second favorite Facebook group. (Right after Mississippi Folklore 😉 )
Earlier in the month, I asked for recommendations for authors to interview and books to review. I ended up with a great list that will keep me busy for a bit. Hence the bonus post.
I’ve chosen three authors with spooky/zombie/Fall related books to showcase here. You will be as excited as I am to check out their books! These are children’s books, but I think some will appeal to adults as well, and keep reading for more recommendations for young adult/adult book recommendations below.
First up on the list is Michelle Wang and her “It Must Be…” seasonal series. Great for homeschoolers, classrooms, and parents who love to read to their kids! These would be a great addition to the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. Add them to your list!
Here’s a little about It Must Be Autumn:
“It must be autumn…and this book’s fun-loving family is out to discover all the wonderful signs of the beautiful fall season. Join in their antics as they shake and rhyme their way to a surprise ending that is sure to delight readers of all ages. There’s even a couple of wisecracking squirrels to keep the laughs coming as the pair frolic through the pages telling jokes that will leaf you fall-ing over into a great big pile of chuckles.”
Next, we have Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch by Carli Valentine.
“This adorable Halloween book is perfect to teach kids about various emotions with pumpkin faces. It will open up conversations with your child about each emotion and its meaning. A great addition to pumpkin carving that will surely make you the coolest “pumpkin in the patch”.”
It’s so important to teach kids about their emotions. Naming their emotions is the first step to managing their emotions. I absolutely love the idea of this book. Y’all be sure to check it out and check out all of Carli’s sites here.
And last, (but not least) Lee Call’s Good Thing He’s Dead.
“When a new zombie accidentally swallows the head of a statue, he tries to solve the problem by eating an increasingly hilarious array of objects. This rhyming tale of ravenous reanimation will delight readers big and small — kids who love spooky books, and grown-ups who appreciate a bit of twisted satire. With silly and stylized illustrations falling more on the side of goofy than gory, Good Thing He’s Dead will have horror fans young and old giggling at the zombie’s efforts to improve his situation, with disastrous results.”
Just look at the cover! I don’t know about y’all, but I can’t wait to read this with my kids!
You can find out more about Lee here.
I’ll be reaching out to each of these authors for interviews in the future, so y’all be sure to keep an eye out.
Y’all can help these awesome authors out by (of course) purchasing a copy of their books, but also by sharing their sites and this post. We appreciate each and every one of y’all!
If you’re looking for a few other zombie books for you or your kids, here are some great reads/rereads:
Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Living Dead George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus
As always, thanks for reading.
P.S. Don’t forget Zombiesaurs!
Stay tuned for more author interviews, writing tips, book reviews, homeschool shenanigans, and more!