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!
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.
Farmer Brown doesn’t like Halloween, but the farm animals are having a party!
Leonardo is a not-so-scary monster so, he decides to become a wonderful friend instead.
There are reading lesson plans for this book! Check them out here:
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.
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.
A ghost moves through the house and meets some new friends. Then they all meet someone new and run away in fright!
This is a super cute story about a little skeleton that keeps losing bones! His friends try to help him with some creative ideas!
This book is the best! Your kids will be laughing out loud with this story that is perfect for Halloween!
Have fun with these lesson plans:
These books are so fun! This version is great for Halloween!
Do you love these books? Check out this listening center unit with response sheets for a collection of these stories:
A little boy meant to get on his school bus, but he soon joins in the fun on the Ghoul Bus!
This fun counting book is filled with spooky elements and Halloween characters.
A 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man discover their pumpkin is missing on Halloween.
A spooky version of This is the House That Jack Built.
Another cumulative Halloween story to enjoy!
Little Baby Mummy doesn’t want to go to bed so he plays a game of Hide and Shriek.
A book full of little Halloween monsters getting tucked in at night.
An oldie, but goodie!
The story of some teeny tiny ghosts in a teeny tiny school.
A witchy rhyming book with a cat, dog, bird, and frog!
We have some fun lesson plans and a cute craft for this story:
Another great Splat the Cat book. Seymour gets lost in a haunted house.
I love this story by Aaron Reynolds. Such a fun read aloud!
Check out the reading lesson plans for this story!
This book is a good one for introducing Halloween and talking about the things we do to celebrate.
Your students will enjoy this Halloween counting book.
A cool twist on the classic story.
This version of a Cinderella story is the perfect addition to your list of Halloween read alouds.
There are lesson plans for this story, too!
Enjoy these Halloween read alouds! Happy Halloween!
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