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Halloween Books Read Alouds

Spooky season is upon us and that means it’s time to break out all the Halloween themed decorations, books and fun! I can barely wait until October 1st to pull my favorite Halloween book read alouds to share with my students. I have so many books for October, but I narrowed it down to my top few to share with you!

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

This book is definitely a class favorite each year and my own kids at home love it too! What happens when the imagination of a rabbit plays tricks on him? You get “creepy carrots” and an extra silly and slightly spooky story. The illustrations are so great as well as Reynolds other books. Get your own copy here.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Looking for a not so scary witch story for Halloween? This one is perfect! This kind witch and her cat set off on a ride on her broom and find themselves on a journey of friendship, cooperation and always helping someone in need! This story has a great central message for all ages. Get your copy here.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

I put this book under the Halloween classics because I am sure you’ve read it at some point and loved it! This is a story of a little old lady who comes across some spooky things in the forest but meets them with bravery and outsmarts them and in the end they come together and help her out. Your students will love following along with this one and figuring out what the ending is! Get your copy here.

The Teeny Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone

I remember this Halloween tale all the way back from childhood! Although the illustrations has been updated, the spooky story is just the same. The teeny-tiny woman had been asleep for just a teeny-tiny time when she was awakened by a teeny-tiny voice. This not too spooky ghost story is perfect to add a little Halloween fun to your classroom. Get yours here.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Shultz

Is it even Halloween if you don’t read (or watch) this book in October? The answer is no! 😉 This is a classic Peanuts gang story all about the make believe and mysterious Great Pumpkin. This story is a fun story of friendship and our favorite Halloween traditions wrapped into one. Kids of all ages love a snoopy book. Get your copy here.


Are any of these on your Halloween must read list? Let me know what other stories you love to read in October for spooky season!


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