Spiders and Witches and Bats OH MY!

It’s time to get yourself to the library or bookstore to find some great books for Halloween.

If you are volunteering at your kid’s Halloween parties….what better way to set a calming tone than a great read-a-loud.
Just have them at home to curl up on a cool evening for a family read-a-loud.

Check out this link for a nice annotated list of favorites from back in 2011.
Here are just a few of the titles on that list:

  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams
  • Night of the Pumpkinheads by Michael Rosen 
  •  The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey 
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies 
  • The Hobyahs by Robert San Souci 

I realized that this list needed updating.SO….here are some newer titles that are truly “beWitching”!

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler 

The skeleton can’t get rid of his hiccups and they cause him lots of problems.  Readers will giggle along as he tries all the typical remedies.

The conclusion is a satisfying one for little ones.

This is nice NON-scary story with a “scary” character.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex

Poetry sometimes gets a bad rap for being boring.  Not in this book of fun poems featuring all kinds of monsters.  There are 19 in all making this a good choice for a quick read.

Click Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat by  Doreen Cronin and Besy Lewin 

The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm are up to Halloween mischief in this fun to read book in the series that never fails to be a hit with kids.  Those tricky animals continue to surprise the Grouchy Farmer with Halloween high jinx!

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

This is a Caldecott Honor book so the illustrations are sure to please.  Little rabbit is very greedy, eating carrot after carrot.  But then….he imagines the carrots are “stalking” him.  The idea is preposterous but makes for a fun and scary story!
Ghost in the House: A Lift-the-Flap Book
by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Cumulative stories make wonderful join in the fun read-a-louds.  This one has a catchy rhyming format too!  This is a perfect not-so-scary choice for the under 6 set!

I could go on and on…..but hope you take a moment to look at the books on the old post from 2011 and then head to the library for some delightfully spooky reading enjoyment!

Halloween Reading 1937 WPA Poster available at
Have a Wonderful Day!