Reading List: Fun Halloween Read-Alouds for 4-7 Year-olds
Get the kids ready for Halloween with these fun read-alouds. Perfect for classrooms, libraries, and homes.
Contributed by: Shelley Oakley
By: Charlotte Gunnufson
Illustrated by: Kevan Atteberry
Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party, but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart.
|No Such Thing
By: Ella Bailey
One cool day in late October, when Georgia notices odd things happening around the house, like things disappearing and objects being moved, she is sure the explanation is not ghosts. Now, some people may have wondered (especially at this time of year) if this was the work of something spooky? But not clever Georgia here! She has all the explanations and not a single fear!
|The 13 Nights of Halloween
By: Guy Vasilovich
A Halloween version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” featuring macabre gifts such as icky eyeballs, demons dancing, and thirsty vampires.
|Black and Bittern was Night
By: Robert Heidbreder
Illustrated by: John Martz
When skeletons take over a small town, the grown-ups call off trick-or-treating, but the kids in town vow to save the day. What ensues is a fun, spirited fight to the finish, as naturally the children outwit and out-frighten the old SKUL-A-MUG-MUGS so the trick-or-treating can commence once again!
By: Cambria Evans
Known across the land for his infamous appetite, Finnigin is never seen without his eating stool, his eating spoon, and his gigantic eating mouth. When Finnigin finds himself in a new town on Halloween, he hopes to join a great feast with the creatures who live there. But not a body or soul will share any of their food with the ever-famished Finnigin. So, what’s a hungry skeleton to do? Armed only with his wits and a special ingredient, will Finnigin be able to stir up a cauldron’s worth of Halloween magic?
|Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween
By: Mélanie Watt
A quirky safety guide combines practical tips with step-by-step instructions featuring an anxious Scaredy Squirrel, who prepares himself for the worst during the spookiest night of the year.
|Los Gatos Black on Halloween
By: Marisa Montes
Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.
|The Three Bears Halloween
By: Kathy Duval
Illustrated by: Paul Meisel
It’s finally Halloween, and Baby Bear is trick-or-treating with Mama and Papa Bear. The door is open at the very scary house. Maybe they should go inside. But is that a TEE-Hee-Hee coming from being a bush? Could it be that the three bears are in for a Halloween trick? Is it a witch or a blonde little girl hiding in the bushes of the spooky house?
|We’re Going on a Spooky Ghost Hunt
By: Ken Geist
Illustrated by: Guy Francis
Text bubbles and activities invite readers to make connections and draw conclusions from the story about a group of children who set out to find a ghost.
By: Marjorie Dennis Murray
Illustrated by: Brandon Dorman
Loosely based on “The Night Before Christmas,” this rhyming story tells of a group of animals, monsters, and witches who prepare such a frightening Halloween party that their expected trick-or-treaters all run away.
|Halloween night: twenty-one spooktacular poems
By: Charles Ghigna
Illustrated by: Adam McCauley
An illustrated collection of Halloween poems about wild monster pets, two-headed ghouls, ghosts, haunted houses, and other spooky topics.
|Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat
By: Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by: Betsy Lewin
Farmer Brown does not like Halloween or the spooky sounds of a Halloween night, so he draws the shades, locks the door, and goes to bed, but when the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn, Farmer Brown is in for a big surprise.