Today I’m sharing our favorite Halloween books for kids that will get you singing, chanting and dancing! I’m not a fan of scary or gory Halloween books. So, this is a great list of silly and fun titles. Watch your little ones squeal with delight at these lively tales.
Full Disclosure: I was provided a copy of Halloween Hustle for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson is about a skeleton who is on his way to a Halloween party. However, he keeps stumbling down and falling apart. Read to find out if he can stay together long enough to make it to the party. Watch.Connect.Read recently did an interesting interview with Charlotte where the author finished a variety of sentences that the blogger started. I highly recommend it! You can also view a cute trailer of the book below.
Dem Bones by Bob Barner is not just a fun sing-along book, but it’s also full of bone facts. “Toe bone connected to da foot bone. Foot bone connected to da ankle bone.”
Shake dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa will get you on your feet, moving and singing. My kids couldn’t get enough of this book. Different fairy-tale characters join in at this Halloween ball.
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt by Susan Pearson is a take on the popular We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. While searching for a ghost the children go squish-squash-skuooshing through a swamp and rustle-rustle-rat-a-tattling through a cornfield. The book is full of rhythm that begs for children to act out the story parts.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills is the Halloween twist on the song, “The Wheels on the Bus”. I’ve been listening to my oldest sing this in the car every time we run an errand.
Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle is a finger play of five monkeys sitting on a gate. It’s a fun one to act out also.
What is your favorite Halloween title? Please share in the comments!
Are you following Growing Book by Book on Facebook? If you haven’t liked us, please do so! We have some great conversations about literacy on the page. I also share some of my great literacy finds from other bloggers. You can also join the over 3,000 people following my Pinterest boards. This is another great treasure trove of ideas. If you still can’t get enough of Growing Book by Book, you can follow on Twitter, Google + or subscribe to the RSS Feed. Don’t you just love feeling so connected to Growing Book by Book?