Do you have a big stash of holiday books? I love collecting books to fit different themes. Today I’m sharing our favorite Halloween books for kids that will get your kids 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 perfect for circle time. Watch your little ones squeal with delight at these lively tales.
Halloween Books for Kids
Full Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Halloween Hustle for review. All opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate links are also included.
The Ghosts Go Scaring by Chrissy Bozik is to the tune, “The Ants Go Marching.” The kids will love to sing along and you can also practice counting up to ten.
If You’re Spooky and You Know It by Aly Fronis is set to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Not only will the kids be singing this one, it’s a good one for getting the kids up and moving.
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. 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”.
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.
Don’t you just love Halloween books for kids? What is your favorite Halloween title? Please share in the comments!
For more great songs and activities to sing during circle time, check out our 35 Circle Time Songs and Chants to Build Literacy Skills.
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*This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book on 10/7/13.