With the right preschool story books, it’s easy to make reading fun during Halloween. Preschoolers will love these three creepy, humorous, and sometimes touching tales.
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There are so many picture books available for children and it can be a bit of a challenge choosing the ones that will keep your young audience attentive.
During the Halloween holiday, it may even be tougher to get kids to sit still and listen to a story. Try putting on your most convincing eerie voice and hunker down with one of these great Halloween books for preschoolers.
A High Flying Halloween Rhyme
“The witch had a cat and a hat that was black, and long ginger hair in a braid down her back.” Thus begins a creepy tale about a lovable witch who shares her broomstick with some indispensable new friends.
This book is entitled Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Sheffler, Scholastic, Inc. 2001, ISBN: 0-439-44412-8) and is written by the same talented team that created the award-winning children’s book, The Gruffalo.
Full of fun and humor, Room on the Broom effectively demonstrates the value of generosity and friendship, while keeping even the most critical listener in suspense. This will be a beloved Halloween story for preschoolers.
More Frightening than Monsters
Preschool children will enjoy reading along with the book Inside a House That Is Haunted (by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Tedd Arnold, Scholastic, Inc. 1998, ISBN: 0-590-16362-0).
Straightforward and repeating text is sprinkled with spooky picture prompts for easy reading. This tale also holds a surprise ending that will delight children and adults. What could be more frightening than monsters? Read this Halloween book and find out.
A Pumpkin with a Heart of Gold
The Littlest Pumpkin (by R. A. Sherman, illustrated by Betina Ogden, Scholastic, Inc. 2001, ISBN-13: 978-0-439-29544-4) is a wonderful Halloween story about a small farm pumpkin that wants nothing more than to be chosen by a child and made into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.
But because she is so much smaller than the rest, customers neglect her in favor of the larger, flashier pumpkins.
This preschool Halloween storybook carries with it a message of love and appreciation, and preschool children will relate to the theme. The humorous and touching illustrations are also very festive and colorful and exemplify the little pumpkin’s range of emotions.
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat
The Three Bears’ Halloween
Who will haunt my house on Halloween?
Five Little Pumpkins
Reading books to preschool children on Halloween is a great way to take a break from the otherwise wild and crazy festivities.
Have a short story time during a Halloween party when the kids are over stimulated, or sit down with your preschooler on Halloween night and enjoy these three exceptional picture books.