Petal and Poppy and the Spooky Halloween

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9780544336032Petal and Poppy and the Spooky Halloween!
By Lisa Clough, Ed Briant
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Series: Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
Age Range: 4 – 7 Years

Halloween is here and Petal and Poppy are going to a party! But Petal’s scared. Halloween is too spooky. But Poppy assures Petal it’s all just pretend. There’s nothing to be afraid of. But then a haunted house scares Poppy. Maybe Halloween is a little spooky after all!

The writing level and picture clues will help early readers perfect their reading technique, while the wonderful story—with just the right amount of spookiness—will spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime.


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1011785_558300570935101_3382432999619939580_nLisa Clough and Ed Briant are both authors and illustrators with several books out and about. The Petal and Poppy Green Light Reader series is the first collaborative work between the husband and wife team.

Lisa Clough (Jahn-Clough) has been in the field of children’s books for over twenty years as author, illustrator and professor. She has written and illustrated numerous picture books with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt including, Alicia Has a Bad Day, My Friend and I, and Little Dog. She is also the author of three young adult novels.

Ed Briant worked as an editorial illustrator for many years and began illustrating children’s books in 2004. He has published both picture books and YA novels for Flux-Llewelyn, Roaring Brook, Greenwillow Press, Atheneum, and Houghton. He is the author/illustrator of the weekly comic “Tales from the Slushpile,” published online with Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf.