The Halloween Costume Contest

Bear Essential Readers
  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

A young bear and his best friend have a great idea for a Halloween costume. But can they win the annual Halloween costume contest at school? Additional features to aid comprehension include a letter to educators and caregivers, an introduction to the authors and illustrator, a word list, and an activity.

First Steps
Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Beginning Readers, Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2023
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint First Steps
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
BISACS JUV051000, JUV044000, JUV043000
Dewey E
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 390
Guided Reading Level G
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, and Phonetics
  • Note to Educators and Caregivers
  • About the Authors
  • About the Illustrator
  • Beginning of Story
  • Fun Activity
  • Words to Know
Author: Cecilia Minden

Cecilia Minden, PhD, is the former director of the Language and Literacy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now a reading consultant for school and library publications. She earned her PhD in reading education from the University of Virginia. Cecilia and her husband Dave Cupp live outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They enjoy sharing their love of reading with their grandchildren, Chelsea and Qadir.

Author: Joanne Meier

Joanne Meier, PhD, has worked as an elementary school teacher, university professor, and researcher. She earned her BA in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina, and her MEd and PhD in education from the University of Virginia. She currently works as a literacy consultant for schools and private organizations. Joanne lives in Virginia with her husband Eric, daughters Kella and Erin, two cats, and a gerbil.

Illustrator: Bob Ostrom

Bob Ostrom has been illustrating children's books for nearly twenty years. A graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Bob has worked for such companies as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Melissa and three children, Will, Charlie, and Mae.