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Halloweensie Contest 2017: TRICKS & TREATS

Halloweensie Contest 2017: TRICKS & TREATS

It’s Halloweensie time! Every October author Susanna Hill hosts a writing contest. The rules: write a 100 word Halloween story for kids 12 and under using the words candy corn (counted as one word), monster, and shadow.

Tricks & Treats 

 

The Candy Corn Quartet arrived early to the annual Halloween auditions.

They turned the lights on bright just as the Caramel Candy Quintet

stepped up to perform.

 

Rather than stick to their notes, the candy stuck to one another.

 

Backstage, the Chocolate Bars practiced their harmony.

 

“Nice white costumes,” laughed the quartet.

 

The Bars sweat through their performance and onto the floor. “Cone

heads!” they yelled.

 

Up next, the quartet sang in perfect pitch. They got the gig!

 

The quartet rang the doorbell. A large shadow loomed.

 

“Treats are here,” yelled a monster. “Yum, my favorite!”

 

And he gobbled them up.

 

Read the other fun submissions at Susanna Hill’s blog.

 

Happy Halloween!

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Monsters!

Monsters!

The characters in these two books figure out how to deal with their monster problems in this Perfect Picture Book Pair! 

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Title: Monster Trouble

Author: Lane Fredrickson

Illustrator: Michael Robertson

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (September 2015)

Age Range: 4-8 years

What’s a girl gotta do to rid her bedroom of monsters so she can get some sleep? Winifred Schnitzel finds the perfect solution to her monster trouble!

  Title: The Monstore 

Author: Tara Lazar

Illustrator: James Burks

Publisher: Aladdin   (June 2013)

Age Range: 4-7 years

What’s a boy gotta do to get rid of his pesky little sister? To solve his problem, Zach goes to the Monstore!

Perfect Picture Book Pair showcases two books with universal themes, but one must include a diverse setting, or life experience,  or main character. My goal is to support books in the market that contribute to diversity in children’s literature.

Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…” I believe reading is too!

Kids love to see their reflections in books. Join me and #ReadYourWorld!

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