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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

25 Halloween Read Alouds for Your Primary Classroom

October 10 Wills 7 min read

Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Read Alouds

October is such a fun month, a little crazy at times, but fun! It seems like kids start talking about their Halloween costumes by September so when October officially rolls around the excitement doubles. Add to the excitement and start celebrating with these fun, read aloud books that are perfect for Halloween! This list of Halloween read alouds is listed in no particular order, I love them all!

Halloween Book #1: [easyazon_link identifier=”0062368974″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Scaredy-Cat, Splat[/easyazon_link] by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat wants to have the scariest costume in his class, but he is a bit of a scaredy-cat. In the end, Splat ends up scaring his classmates, unexpectedly. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #2:[easyazon_link identifier=”0545801087″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Click, Clack, Boo![/easyazon_link] by Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown doesn’t like Halloween, but the farm animals are having a party!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #3: [easyazon_link identifier=”0786852941″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Leonardo the Terrible Monster[/easyazon_link] by Mo Willems

Leonardo is a not-so-scary monster so, he decides to become a wonderful friend instead. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Click below for reading lesson plans using this book:

Halloween Book #4: [easyazon_link identifier=”0688170617″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet[/easyazon_link] by Diane de Groat

Gilbert is getting ready for the Halloween parade at school when he realizes he accidentally grabbed the wrong bag from home and now has his sister’s ballerina costume. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #5: [easyazon_link identifier=”B01B98EFDY” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything[/easyazon_link] by Linda Williams

A little old lady tries to be brave but gets a little scared while taking a walk in the forest.  This book could be fun to introduce onomatopoeias. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #6: [easyazon_link identifier=”0763676225″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Ghost in the House[/easyazon_link] by Ammi-Joan Paquette

A ghost moves through the house and meets some new friends. Then they all meet someone new and run away in fright!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #7: [easyazon_link identifier=”1101937688″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Bonaparte Falls Apart[/easyazon_link] by Margery Cuyler

This is a super cute story about a little skeleton that keeps losing bones! His friends try to help him with some creative ideas!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #8: [easyazon_link identifier=”1442402989″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Creepy Pair of Underwear[/easyazon_link] by Aaron Reynolds

This book is the best! Your kids will be laughing out loud with this story that is perfect for Halloween!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Click below for reading lesson plans using this book:

Halloween Book #9: [easyazon_link identifier=”0439737664″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat[/easyazon_link] by Lucille Colandro

These books are so fun! This version is great for Halloween!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Do you love these books? Check out this listening center unit with response sheets for a collection of these stories:

Halloween Book #10: [easyazon_link identifier=”0545203112″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]The Haunted Ghoul Bus[/easyazon_link] by Lisa Trumbauer

A little boy meant to get on his school bus,  but he soon joins in the fun on the Ghoul Bus!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #11: [easyazon_link identifier=”1936669773″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party[/easyazon_link] by Erin Barker

This fun counting book is filled with spooky elements and Halloween characters.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #12:[easyazon_link identifier=”0698114140″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]The Vanishing Pumpkin[/easyazon_link] by Tony Johnston

A 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man discover their pumpkin is missing on Halloween. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #13: [easyazon_link identifier=”0545611121″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]This Is the House That Monsters Built[/easyazon_link] by Steve Metzger

A spooky version of This is the House That Jack Built.  

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #14:[easyazon_link identifier=”B002FR1AE6″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Inside a House That Is Haunted[/easyazon_link] by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Another cumulative Halloween story to enjoy!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #15: [easyazon_link identifier=”0763643378″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Where’s My Mummy?[/easyazon_link] by Carolyn Crimi

Little Baby Mummy doesn’t want to go to bed so he plays a game of Hide and Shriek.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #16:[easyazon_link identifier=”1250044138″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Halloween Good Night[/easyazon_link] by Doug Cushman 

A book full of little Halloween monsters getting tucked in at night. 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #17: [easyazon_link identifier=”054488034X” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Scary, Scary Halloween[/easyazon_link] by Eve Bunting

An oldie, but goodie! 

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #18:[easyazon_link identifier=”0060288841″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster[/easyazon_link] by Kay Winters

The story of some teeny tiny ghosts in a teeny tiny school.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #19: [easyazon_link identifier=”0142501123″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Room on the Broom[/easyazon_link] by Julia Donaldson

A witchy rhyming book with a cat, dog, bird, and frog!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

We have an Engaging Readers unit for this book as well:

Halloween Book #20: [easyazon_link identifier=”0061978639″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Splat the Cat What Was That[/easyazon_link] by Rob Scotton

Another great Splat the Cat book. Seymour gets lost in a haunted house.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #21: [easyazon_link identifier=”1442402970″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Creepy Carrots[/easyazon_link] by Aaron Reynolds

I love this story by Aaron Reynolds.  Such a fun read aloud!

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Click below for reading lesson plans using this book:

Halloween Book #22: [easyazon_link identifier=”B07GCGXZ5X” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Halloween Is…[/easyazon_link]by Gail Gibbons

This book is a good one for introducing Halloween and talking about the things we do to celebrate.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #23: [easyazon_link identifier=”1477847693″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]At the Old Haunted House[/easyazon_link] by Helen Ketteman

Your students will enjoy this Halloween counting book.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #24: [easyazon_link identifier=”1477826378″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider[/easyazon_link] by Jennifer Ward

A cool twist on the classic story.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

Halloween Book #25: [easyazon_link identifier=”0152050698″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Cinderella Skeleton[/easyazon_link] by Robert D. San Souci

This version of a Cinderella story is the perfect addition to your list of Halloween read alouds.

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Halloween Read Alouds for kindergarten, first, and second grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of October in celebration of Halloween!

We also have an Engaging Reader Unit for this book as well:

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2 Comments

  • Karin Reiner October 28 at 8:38 pm

    I would love free Halloween worksheets. Thank you!

    • Deedee October 30 at 5:12 pm

      You bet! Just add your email to the box at the bottom on the blog post. The free files will sent directly to your inbox.

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