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Kids love Halloween – the candy, the costumes, and the spooky stories! They’ll especially love these 13 Halloween books for kids! Consider sharing these fun picture books with your students this year.

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13 Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Books for Kids: The Too-Too Scary Story

The Too-Too Scary Story

In The Too-Too Scary Story by Bethanie Murguia a father is telling his two kids a bedtime story. The problem is Grace wants a scary story but Walter does not. So they take turns filling in the details of the story! This is the perfect book to introduce collaborative stories where students take turns adding to a story.

Halloween Books for Kids: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is a classic that is probably already in your collection! In case you’re not already familiar with this story, it tells about a little old lady who is visited by various articles of clothing. She keeps telling them she’s not afraid of them so she comes up with a better solution. This book is one that I used every year with my first graders to practice retelling. They loved using articles of clothing to retell the story and had fun acting out the role of the little old lady!

Halloween Books for Kids: Bonaparte Falls Apart

Bonaparte Falls Apart

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler tells the story of a young skeleton who keeps falling apart. His friends try to come up with solutions to help keep him together. A funny story about helping out our friends that kids will love!

Halloween Books for Kids: Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is another classic Halloween picture book that is found in many primary classrooms. As a witch and her cat fly through the air, the wind knocks off her hat, bow, and wand. Luckily 3 animals get them for her and just ask for a ride on her broom in return. But will they all be able to fit? This story naturally lends itself to retelling activities.

Halloween Books for Kids: I Need My Monster

I Need My Monster

I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll is part of a popular book series also featuring: Are You My Monster?, Hey That’s MY Monster, How I Met My Monster. In this story, the monster under Ethan’s bed had gone away on a fishing trip. So Ethan interviews other monsters for the job because he needs his nightly scare to be able to sleep. A story that will definitely get students’ imaginations running wild! It’s fun to have them come up with their own monsters!

Halloween Books for Kids: Good, Bad, and the Spooky

The Good, The Bad, and the Spooky

The Good, The Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John and Pete Oswald brings back everyone’s favorite Bad Seed! Halloween is the Bad Seed’s favorite holiday, but he is having a hard time finding the perfect costume. This puts him in a bad mood and he decides to postpone the costume party to give himself more time!

Halloween Books for Kids: Crankenstein

Crankenstein

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger tells the story of a young boy who appears to be like any other boy, that is until certain events make him very cranky. But what will happen when he encounters another Crankenstein?

Picture Book for Halloween: How to Catch a Monster

How to Catch a Monster

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace is part of the popular How to Catch A… book series. A young ninja master is out to catch the monster in his closet! But what if the monster isn’t so scary after all? This book is fun to use for a STEAM activity for students to come up with ways to catch their own monsters!

Picture Book for Halloween: How to Make Friends with a Ghost

How to Make Friends with a Ghost

How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green provides readers with the steps for making friends with and taking care of a ghost. The clever writing and unique illustrations will inspire students to write their own How-To Manuals.

Picture Book for Halloween: Sir Simon Super Scarer

Sir Simon: Super Scarer

Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson introduces readers to a professional ghost. Sir Simon finally gets assigned to haunt his first house. His excitement to see an old lady living there quickly fades when he realizes there is also a young boy. Things may not go as he planned, but maybe they end up working out even better that way!

Picture Book for Halloween: Skeletons are Not Spooky

Skeletons Are NOT Spooky!

Skeletons Are NOT Spooky! by Duds & Kaine is a clever book that tries to show young readers that skeletons are just like them! The silly illustrations will definitely get kids laughing! It also serves as a fun introduction to our skeletons and new vocabulary words.

Picture Book for Halloween: Bone Soup

Bone Soup

Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is inspired by the popular fable Stone Soup. Three witches go around town gathering ingredients to make their bone soup. Students can retell the story or write their own recipes for bone soup!

Picture Book for Halloween: The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World

The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World

The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World by Joey Acker is a fun, interactive book similar to The Monster at the End of the Book. With each page, the main character Nameless desperately tries to warn the reader about the scary things awaiting them in the book. Will you be brave enough?

Which of these Halloween books for kids do you love to use with your students? Do you have other favorite Halloween picture books that didn’t make my list? Share them in the comments!

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