October’s here, and you know what that means! It’s the perfect time for pumpkin patches, creepy carrots, and… adorable story-time? Absolutely! While ghosts and ghouls might be a little too spooky for our youngest friends, there are plenty of Halloween-themed reads that are just right for kindergarteners. Check out our best Halloween Read Aloud Books for Kindergarten.
For our little ones, the joy often lies in the magic of the season rather than the ghouls and ghosts. This is where a great book can transport them to a world of friendly ghosts, cute stories, and happy endings.
Cute Over Creepy
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is a fun book with a brave main character. She’ll march right into that old house without a worry in the world.
Pumpkin Jack brings to life the journey of the biggest pumpkin after Halloween night. A delightful tale that combines both the spooky and educational.
Speaking of pumpkin themes, Big Pumpkin is always a hit. It’s an adorable book about determination and teamwork, set against a Halloween backdrop.
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Not So Spooky Halloween Read Aloud Books for Kindergarten
Prepping for a Halloween party? Consider these Halloween classics that also have TV episodes available!
by Stan & Jan Berenstain
The Bear cubs plan their Halloween costumes and eagerly anticipate the festivities. This classic tale highlights the excitement and joys of the spooky season.
by Kara McMahon
Charlie Brown and his friends await the arrival of the mysterious Great Pumpkin on Halloween night. This iconic tale captures the essence of childhood wonder and hope. Our kids all love watching the TV special each ye
by Laura Numeroff
Mouse decorates each pumpkin in the patch with a different facial expression. This engaging story teaches emotions and expressions through fun illustrations.
Ghosts, Goblins, and Giggles
by Ame Dyckman
The Bunny family adopts a wolf pup, leading Dot to worry about the possible dangers. This endearing story of family and acceptance highlights the bond of sibling love
by Patricia Toht
Venture into the pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin, then experience the joy of turning it into a gleaming jack-o’-lantern. This rhyming tale is a delightful nod to a beloved autumn tradition.
by Ben Clanton
A shy ghost named Boo struggles to fit into the fun and games of his monster pals, ultimately finding his unique way to stand out. This tale celebrates individuality and discovering one’s strengths.
by Julia Donaldson
A kind-hearted witch and her cat are joined by various animals on her broomstick, leading to an unexpected adventure. This tale of friendship and bravery resonates with humor and heart.
by Cale Atkinson
Sir Simon is a professional ghost who encounters an unexpected friendship with a young boy. This touching story dives deep into the challenges and rewards of unlikely friendships.
by Kelly Leigh Miller
Young Dracula is thrilled with his shiny new fangs, but panic ensues when one goes missing. This charming tale explores the challenges of growing up and embracing change
Grimelda, a young witch, faces a chaotic search for her lost hair ribbon, revealing the mess that is her life. This delightful story is filled with enchanting, whimsical chaos.
by Aaron Reynolds
Jasper Rabbit has a growing paranoia that the carrots he once freely plucked are now stalking him. This delightfully suspenseful and humorously illustrated picture book playfully delves into a bunny’s overactive imagination and the consequences of greed
Mercy Watson dresses up for Halloween, causing a stir with her unexpected choice. This humorous story showcases the adventures of everyone’s favorite porcine wonder. Even our littlest readers can enjoy chapter books
by Ryan T. Higgins
Bruce’s preparations for the annual Autumn Festival get interrupted by a new legend in town. This hilarious tale intertwines mystery, humor, and the meaning of community.
by James Dean
Pete the Cat goes trick-or-treating, encountering surprising adventures along the way. This Halloween story, infused with typical Pete the Cat charm, celebrates the fun and excitement of the holiday.
by Doreen Cronin
Another fun read. Farmer Brown’s Halloween Night is full of surprised! Watch out for those strange noises; they might just be animal friends looking for some fun.
by J. Elizabeth Mills
And for those who love a little bit of thrill but not too much, Spooky Wheels on the Bus is a fantastic twist on a favorite song. This also happens to be one of our five year old’s favorite books!
To Wrap Up the Spooktacular Adventure
Every month has its charm, but there’s something about the month of October that makes it stand out. Perhaps it’s the blend of spooky tales with the cozy feels of fall. From haunted houses to friendly ghosts, these books are the perfect way to get your little ones excited about the season. Last year, we discovered some new titles that have quickly become favorite Halloween picture books in our collection. And this year, we’re on the hunt for more.
Ready to dive into these enchanting tales? Remember, every spooky story is a chance to cuddle up with your little monsters. So, grab your favorite blanket, a good book, and let the Halloween adventures begin! And hey, got any spine-tingling recommendations for us? Drop them in the comments. We’re always on the lookout for great things to read during our favorite holiday. Happy Haunting and Happy Reading!