Whether you’ve got your Halloween plans all laid out, or are still mulling over your options, keep reading for some treats that won’t have your kiddies sitting in a dentist’s chair!
Edible Arrangements ® has terrifyingly delicious dipped-fruit treats to satisfy the guests haunting your house. Their Halloween entertaining collection features pineapple slices in eerie shapes (ghosts, black cats, bats), boxes of dangerously sweet chocolate-dipped apple wedges, and keepsake pumpkin containers
Ripe with fruits and flavors of the harvest season, including pineapples dressed up as ghosts, cats and bats, hand-dipped chocolate apples, and other fresh fruits like strawberries, honey dew, cantaloupe, orange slices and grapes these gorgeous and SPOOKY hand-sculpted arrangements will add a frightfully fun touch to your Halloween celebration– not to mention get your kids to BELIEVE that fruit can be fun. (I know what a concept!) Kids (like mine seen here) will enjoy eating fruit shapes on a stick( just makes em seem more candy-like) and really what parent doesn’t want to get their kid to increase their fruit intake quotient- right?!
Two of my favorites bouquets…Batty Bouquet – You’ll go batty for this delicious and spook-tacular Halloween bouquet. You can frighten up a party with these chocolate dipped pineapple bats hovering amidst fresh oranges, juicy honeydew and cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes. (One Size: $72.00)
GHOST DOLL AND JASPER by FIONA MCDONALD (November 2012)
What happens when a broken doll is touched by stardust? She becomes a ghost doll, of course! The newly awakened Ghost Doll and her companion Jasper, a mangy black cat, set off in search of a safe place to live. But there is something sinister and dangerous lurking in the city. Someone else witnessed the falling star and is anxious to get the fragmentâ€”and Ghost Dollâ€”for his own evil purposes. How will Ghost Doll and Jasper escape their hunter and find a home where they both are safe and loved?
Fiona McDonald has created a visually stunning and poignantly told story about an unlikely friendship and the importance of feeling secure and wanted. Ghost Doll and Jasper is an Edward Gorey-esque graphic novel for kidsâ€”sure to captivate and enchant as the ethereal Ghost Doll and her alley cat Jasper embark on an adventure full of magic, suspense, and, most importantly, friendship.
THE SECRET ROOM by ANTONIA MICHAELIS (October 2012)
Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to a strange new house by the sea. One day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a magic room belonging to another world. There, he meets Arnim, who is the long-dead son of Achim’s new parents. When he died, Arnim was supposed to have become a bird and flown free to the land of the dead. But the Nameless One has locked Arnim inside, so he cannot leave. And thus begins a journey in which Achim must fight the Nameless One and free Arnim so he can finally leave his parents and they can let go of their grief.
The Secret Room is full of humor and adventure, but also brings to light difficult life issues in a way that young readers can understand. The first in a trilogy, with The Secret of the Twelfth Continent to follow next spring, this captivating mid-grade novel is sure to become a favorite series.
THE VERY HUNGRY ZOMBIE by MICHAEL TEITELBAUM & JONATHAN APPLE (October 2012)
In this dead-on parody of a children’s classic, a very hungry zombie eats his way through a variety of his favorite foods, including clowns, astronauts, rock stars, fingers, and brains. With vivid, playful art and amusing text, The Very Hungry Zombie will appeal to picture-book lovers of all ages. Adults will catch its slightly demented humor. Older kids who grew up on classic board books will love the fun of the parody. And because the art leans toward humor rather than truly graphic grossness, a new generation of little ones may just grow up loving a creepy zombie whose gluttony earns him a bellyache.
Beware! This equal-opportunity ghoulish gourmand would just love to have you for dinner!
ZOMBIE, ILLINOIS by SCOTT KENEMORE (October 2012)
The sequel to the bestselling Zombie, Ohio, this explosive supernatural thriller from Scott Kenemore tells the story of three Chicagoans who have been thrown together during the first twenty-four hours of a zombie outbreak. A partnership is crafted between a pastor from Chicago’s rough South Side, an intrepid newspaper reporter, and a young female musician, all of whom are fighting for survival as they struggle to protect themselves and their communities in a city overrun by the walking dead.
When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television, and a group of shady aldermen attempt to seize power in the vacuum, these unlikely friends realize that they have stumbled upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city . . . and that they alone may be qualified to combine their talents to stop it. Zombie, Illinois will leave you shocked, horrified, and craving brains!