Spooky Reads for Halloween!
Halloween is next week! Are you ready? Costumes decided? Candy bought? Parties to attend? How do you gear up for this spooky candy-filled holiday? I wanted to share a few Halloween books we have been reading in the time leading up to Halloween day!
My oldest is an AMAZING reader and just started first grade. I love the school system in our little town here in Connecticut. They really strive to raise readers! So, now that she can read to herself and her siblings, she devours books! You can often find her hidden away with a book in hand during her free time.
Here are the three *spooky* books we’ve been having fun reading!
Guys this book is so cute! This little book tackles issues close to a toddler’s heart and keeps them giggling wile taking the “NOT” out of I’M NOT.” This book is a reassuring tale that is perfect for helping tiny chickies step out of their comfort zone.
Though this story imagines monsters in their off-season (between Halloweens), this is a great monster-filled read for fall and Halloween! Snow, plow, street cleaner, cherry picker, bulldozer – there are all kinds of trucks at work in this story. With a gentle bedtime ending, this is a great bedtime or naptime read!
Zombies make for the perfect middle school metaphor; because, aren’t all middle-schoolers undead/zombies, shambling their way through adolescence? Funny and compassionate, this is a sweet spot for Preller. The undead don’t seem to fade away. The humor of a zombie in middle school with normal kids will appeal to the audience, boys and girls. Saving the planet, one river at a time, ties into curriculum and service learning in middle school.
Fall is in full force, and with it, our favorite scary holiday: Halloween! Whether you are witch or a werewolf, these spooky reds will get you in the spirit or unwind those ghouls and goblins down from a sugar rush!