Ghosts, witches, and jack o’lanterns can be scary for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. All of these Halloween books are the perfect solution. Students will learn just how friendly ghosts can be. They will also be able to answer some silly questions such as, how would you cure a skeleton’s hiccups? Through storytelling, we can make Halloween a fun and silly time for preschoolers to enjoy without the worry of being scared!
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Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. After he gets into his pajamas and climbs into bed, he’s surprised to find a few tricks waiting for him thanks to the barnyard animals.
Ten Timid Ghosts
A witch is moving into a haunted house that is home to ten ghosts. She plans on scaring them away one by one… unless the trick or treaters can help by counting from 10 to 1.
When a small seed tries to scare everything in site, he soon finds out that he isn’t able to frighten anyone. That is until he grows into a pumpkin and is carved into a jack o’lantern.
Did you know that skeleton’s can get hiccups? What trick will he use to scare them away?
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt
The all-time favorite song, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, has been turned into a Halloween treat!
This adorable story starts with the beat of Halloween music and rhyming text. Skeleton is on his way to a party but every time he stumbles, he loses bones. Will he be able to make it to the party in one piece?
Room on the Broom
When a big gust of wind carries off a witch’s hat, and then her wand, she counts on some animal friends to help her. Will there be enough room on the broom for everyone?
After Tim carves a pumpkin into a jack o’lantern, it begins to rot. Before things seem to get too sad, he realizes that Pumpkin Jack’s seeds have started to grow!
Skeleton for Dinner
Big Witch and Little Witch want to have their friends over for dinner, but a misunderstanding has them running away from them instead. With the help of one Halloween creature, everyone can enjoy dinner together. A cute story with a happy ending that shows kids there’s no reason to be scared.
Monster Musical Chairs
Math and music go hand in hand for preschoolers. That’s why this book is beyond perfect for your Halloween book list.
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete
Pete is a little scared to go trick-or-treating, but he can’t resist missing out on those treats. Follow Pete as he goes door to door and discovers what is behind each door.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
Students will pick up on this Halloween song thanks to the all-time classic.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
This adorable book will have kids singing along with the adventures of the itsy bitsy pumpkin. The rhyming text is enough to keep them singing a tune throughout October.
The I’m Not Scared Book
Use this book to inspire kids to face their fears. This is the perfect book to read to students when Halloween approaches.
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
Join Pete the Cat as he sings along to an all-time favorite Halloween song, Five Little Pumpkins.
Students can learn about parts of the human body in this book that follows a traditional African-American folk song.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
The Old Lady is at it again… this time she’s eyeing all things Halloween, even a bat!
Where’s My Mummy
This book gives kids just enough of a scare as they read about a little baby mummy who wants to play a game of hide-and-shriek with his big mama mummy.
Skeleton Meets the Mummy
After hearing some scary noises on Halloween night, Sammy is surprised by what he finds! An adorable story about meeting a friend in unexpected places.
With easy to read words, young students will be able to help you sound out all of the different noises that can cause a fright.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Use the masks in this book to talk to students about feelings. From silly, sad, and mad students will find that they can relate to these feelings by using monster faces.
Go Away, Big Green Monster
As the story starts, readers watch a monster grow, but when the story turns they soon learn that they are in control and the monster starts to shrink. A great book to scare away any nighttime fears.
All of these Halloween books have a fun and silly view on a day that can be scary for some. By sharing stories and giving kids the tools they need to understand their fears, they will be able to enjoy Halloween just as it was intended… to dress up and gather treats!
Need Halloween themed centers for your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten? Check out my Halloween Math and Literacy centers and change the dramatic play center into a Pumpkin Patch with this pack!
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