Here's to all the little witches and goblins waiting for Halloween to arrive.
Millie’s Book of Tricks and Treats, by MegaPops - Trick or treaters are in for a fur-raising surprise when they knock on the doors in Millie’s neighborhood. After all, “tricks” and “treats” have a very different meaning for mystical mutts like Millie. You’ll howl with laughter as you reveal Millie’s spellbinding powers, and her insatiable appetite for her favorite food–bacon. Because this bewitching book is ever-changing, Millie offers up tricks and treats to Halloween callers all season long. We love the antics that this "very different" dog gets himself into! It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, by Loud Crow Interactive Inc. and Charles M. Schulz is drop dead gorgeous in every way and how wonderful to have this timeless treasure just in time for Halloween. We have no doubt in our minds that this is a masterpiece. With Loud Crow at the helm and Charlie Brown leading the way to the pumpkin patch, this app is a near tear jerker for anyone who grew up reading the book or watching the movie! Take it from us and splurge for this one! You and your kids won’t be sorry… When it comes to Charlie Brown, aren’t we all kids? All kinds of extra activities for the kids here too, carve a jack-o-lantern without the mess or dress Charlie Brown in an array of different costumes (some costumes are free, others are in-app purchases). The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk, by Oceanhouse Media and Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain, is another Halloween tale to walk down Memory Lane with. As always, Papa Bear loves Halloween and is in charge of the Bear Country School's Ghost Walk. He has everything he needs to make it the really spooky night, the cobwebs, jack-o'-lanterns, and scary monsters, Frankenbear and Grizzula... and of course, he has his two excellent little helpers, Sister and Brother Bear. Will the ghost walk teach Papa Bear that one bear's fun is another bear's nightmare? BOO! Find out what makes Papa Bear go "YI-E-E-E!" in this delightfully entertaining Halloween omBook. After all, "Nothing makes a grown up bear feel more like a cub than ghosts and monsters and lots of Halloween hub-bub! The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, by Oceanhouse Media and Joe Troiano, is a wholesome story about social acceptance and includes the very important message for kids (and adults) that it’s OK to be different. In a world where “the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins,” Spookley stands out and is ostracized by the other pumpkins because of his different shape. When the storm sets in and Spookley saves the day by blocking the hole in the fence he becomes the hero and all the pumpkins have a new respect for this unusually shaped, square pumpkin. OM -This is one of our must-have apps! Bus to Booville, by Auryn, is a great way to usher in the Halloween season. Auryn never fails to bring in the winners! An eye-catching, captivating photo-collage of illustrations and rhyming text make this storybook app stand out and come to life. Based on the book, written and illustrated by Wendy Wax, Bus to Booville follows a bus driver who gets spooked when he picks up ghosts, witches, and skeletons on Halloween night. The joke is on him when all the spooky characters are just kids from the neighborhood in costumes on their way to a Halloween party...but it turns out that the normal-looking bus driver is a little monster himself. He leaves the bus driver's costume on the shelf on the bus, and he's going to the party, too! Included are two great games to get you all geared up for Halloween: a memory game and a “spot the difference” game. You Can't Scare Me!, by Auryn and Wendy Wax, is about a darling little girl (with has an infectious smile!). Her friends keep popping in trying to scare her about her house with their scary Halloween costumes. Nothing scares her... even the cauldron of monsters... until she looks into the mirror and scares herself! She let out a scream, even though it is she, all dressed up in the spookiest costume of all! Gentle and sweet, this story has wonderful photo collage artwork and rhyming text that really grabs the kids attention. The two fun games at the end are an added bonus. As are the matching game, with objects found in and around the house, and spotting the difference using scenes from the story.