October’s Book of the Month is one of our favorites for Halloween. Rebecca Dickinson’s Over In The Hollow is a fun take on a counting book with rhymes that make it perfect for reading aloud—and illustrations by Stephan Britt that make it exciting to turn each page.

Who lives over in the hollow? A papa mummy and his two little mummies, a mama owl and her three little owlets…and more! And they all have something to say, whether it’s to hoot, to howl, to hiss, or to yowl. Inspired by Olive A. Wadsworth’s classic counting rhyme, “Over in the Meadow,” Over in the Hollow is a spooky take on the popular Appalachian poem. The playful rhyme and repetition will delight readers of all ages who enjoy a fun—not scary—approach to the world of ghosts, werewolves, and other fun Halloween characters.

Special thanks to Rebecca and Chronicle Books for this book of the month!