Get out the floor cushions and settle in for a few great Halloween reads preschoolers are sure to enjoy! Don a witch’s hat or give your best spooky voice a try to get your students even more excited about reading. Here are 10 fun books to start with!
10 Halloween Books for Preschoolers
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
As the witch takes flight on her broom, she begins to lose her belongings from a strong gust of wind. Soon, assistance comes along and all these mysterious helpers would like in return is a ride on the broom. Children will uncover lessons about generosity and cooperation while going on a witchy adventure.
Hailey’s Halloween by Lisa Bullard
Getting ready for Halloween is an exciting time for Hailey. As she carves pumpkins, figures out her costume, and goes trick-or-treating, children will enjoy learning all about Halloween and the different ways to celebrate it.
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
Making pie with this giant pumpkin seems like a great idea, until it is discovered that there is no way to get it off the vine. The witch, the vampire, and the mummy haven’t a clue how to get the big pumpkin. The bat, however, just might know what to do. Preschoolers will experience a little bit of magic and mystery while learning a few important life lessons in this Halloween read.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
by Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd
Preschoolers will be captivated when they find out that the lady who isn’t afraid of anything gets the scare of her life. As she is chased through the forest, her silly antics to get rid of her pursuers will keep children interested and engaged.
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
The mysterious old tree peaks the interest of the Berenstain Bears. As they get the nerve to go up into it and explore its spookiness, preschoolers can discover emotions such as excitement and bravery, and the power of imagination. Incorporating props like a bear hand puppet is sure to make the most of this storytelling experience for little ones.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Sharing this story with early learners will identify the common childhood fear of being afraid of the dark. Exploring peculiar thoughts and seeing how they can be rationalized with the help of this picture book will have children wanting it to be read over and over.
Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnofson
As this dancing skeleton falls apart while trying to make it to the Halloween party, preschoolers will be delighted as they discover the different ways to keep this skeleton together. Children can follow up this musical adventure with a dance party of their own.
Duck & Goose, Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Preschoolers will have a blast going on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin with Duck and Goose. This simple board book story will have children giggling as they search for their pumpkin in the most unlikely places.
One, Two… Boo! by Kristen L. Depken
This fun interactive board book facilitates education about numbers and Halloween as trick-or-treaters explore a spooky haunted house. Children will enjoy flipping the flaps to see surprises and counting as they read along.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
Preschoolers will enjoy eagerly awaiting the appearance of the Great Pumpkin with Linus, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts gang. As Linus writes a letter asking the Great Pumpkin to show himself, children will learn lessons about believing in something and someone, and about never giving up.
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