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October is one of my favorite months as a preschool teacher. Preschoolers are so excited about what they are going to dress up as for Halloween, they can’t stop talking about it! Obviously there are the ones who are terrified of anything just a little bit spooky, so I’ve chosen my favorite (and my students favorite) Halloween books that aren’t so scary. These are perfect for preschoolers, toddlers and Kindergarteners! I hope you have a great time reading them with your kids!
A bumpin’ thumpin’ rhyming picture book about the delicious fate of a gigantic pumpkin on the run.
The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises!
Who’s There On Halloween? encourages readers to play along and use the clues to name the holiday characters hidden inside.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again.
“Flit! Flit! Flit!” Something flying. “Rustle! Rustle! Rustle!” Something moving. “Creep! Creep! Creep!” Something sneaking. What can all these things be? Mouse finds out that first impressions can be misleading as, one by one, his fears are assuaged by the appearance of some not-so-scary things: swooping, smiling bats; pretty, tumbling leaves; and scampering kittens.
Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can’t wait! He is going to have a party. He and his friends will carve a jack-o’-lantern, bob for apples, and go trick-or-treating! But there is one problem-Corduroy needs to choose a costume. What will he wear?
Little Sammy and his friends are having one spooky Halloween! They bob for apples, eat scary shaped Halloween cookies, and go trick-or-treating for other spooky treats. Children will love to read—and smell—all The Spooky Smells of Halloween.
In My First Halloween, Tomie dePaola’s warm illustrations capture the sweet moments of Halloween that become wonderful memories for the family. A 3-D effect on the cover, along with eye-catching foil, make this an irresistible addition to every child’s bag of treats.
No one knows Fancy like Nancy . . .
. . . and no one knows Halloween like Nancy!
Counting has never been so much fun as with this delightful board book about Halloween. One witch, two brooms, three ghosts, four bats, and more are planning a very special Halloween party
“Mama, what if Mrs. Petry doesn’t know it’s really just me at her door? What if she gets so surprised from my super-scary costume that she throws her candy bowl up and it lands on her head and candy spills all over?”
Pumpkins can be baked in a pie.
Pumpkins can be carved into jack-o’-lanterns.
Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a healthy snack.
But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin?
Read and find out what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow!
It’s Halloween, and Max and Ruby are going trick-or-treating. Max wants to carry his candy, but Ruby says no and carries it for him. Will Max ever get his own treats or will he have to trick Ruby?
What’s Halloween without a haunted house? Come inside SPOOKY BOO! A HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE – it’s filled with tons of Halloween fun! With spooky lift-the-flaps, icky touch-and-feels, and outrageous mirrors throughout, this is one haunted house that trick-or-treaters will want to visit again and again!
The beginning of the new school year brings a new neighbor to the apartment building where Emily Elizabeth lives. Clifford and his friends are scared by a strange wailing noise coming from the new neighbor’s apartment. And they begin to wonder if a monster isn’t living there–especially when they find a huge tooth. Clifford finally meets the new family, and realizes that all his fears are unfounded. In the end, Clifford and the gang realize that you should get to know people before you decide what they’re like.
What’s the best way to help a skeleton get over his hiccups?
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater; Bat, Bat, Come Under My Hat; and Three Blind Mice are just a few of the familiar Mother Goose rhymes in this glittery, die-cut board book. Just right for small hands, this book features glitter on the covers and on every spread as well as eye-catching, vibrant art. Happy Halloween!
Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare? Big Mama Mummy, of course!
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Don’t forget “The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol” based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” It makes a great read for all ages and a great read-aloud for preschoolers.