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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? –

October 29, 2018

Kids will not only enjoy this spooky plot of this remake but also the entertaining and not too scary illustrations… As a teacher, I love author Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s word choice exposing children to rich vocabulary (gleefully, beguiling, boomed) and her use of puns (“I won’t hang around much longer,” sneered the bat.) Read the…

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Get your kids cooking and doing more activities! –

October 22, 2018

This fun story builds up the suspense and is perfect for beginner readers. Snappy rhyme along with hilariously creepy characters makes this a read for anytime. Read the full review on

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This book would be a splendid addition to a Halloween party or your next family night in! – littlemisskidlit

October 22, 2018

I think everyone’s favorite part was taking turns pouring each ingredient into our cauldron as we read the story through once more. My girls always like to pour and mix, so no surprise it was such a hit. Read the full article here

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Five Family Favorites with Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Author of Bone Soup: A Spooky, Tasty Tale

October 19, 2018

Several years ago, we moved to a new house. Although my fully-grown children were happy to help us get settled, there was nothing quite like the hours we spent joyfully unpacking, uncovering, and reminiscing as we pored through box after box of their childhood favorites. Each title transported us back to a magical and precious…

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A fun addition with activities to your Halloween collections –

October 16, 2018

Capucilli, author of Biscuit and many other titles, turns out a cheerful, if rather gross, Halloween book. In a play on the classic “Stone Soup” story, Naggy, Craggy, and Scraggy Witch have nothing to eat but a bone – so they decide to make bone soup! Read the full review on

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Halloween, Dressing Up, Pretend Play, & Friend Picture Books – Crafty Moms Share

October 11, 2018

I love that the book provides a recipe for bone soup. It uses substitutes for the spooky ingredients that are used in the story. For example the giant’s eyeball is an onion. This is a fun book that kids are sure to love as Halloween approaches. It will also be fun to make bone soup…

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Review & Giveaway: Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli on Word Spelunking

October 6, 2018

Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s Bone Soup gives the classic Stone Soup a frightfully fun and spooktastic Halloween twist as three charming witches set out to make one special soup with the help of some surprising monsters. Read the full review on

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Not-Very-Scary Children’s Halloween Books for Elementary School Kids –

October 4, 2018

A spooky twist on the classic tale ‘Stone Soup’, this adorable Halloween picture book is perfect for kids in kindergarten through second grade. Read the full review on

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Bone Soup is a delightfully spooky take on Stone Soup –

October 3, 2018

Bone Soup is a cute Halloween tale that’s not too spooky even though it features monsters, ghouls, a ghost, mummy and skeleton. My 4-year-old loved the charming illustrations and found the story engaging. Read the full review on

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Book Review and Giveaway: Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli –

October 1, 2018

Bone Soup would be a fun book to bring out every October to be read as a lead-in to Halloween. I highly recommend it. Read the full review on

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