Malvika Patel

Top Reads for Halloween


I set out to select just five books that are a must-read for kids this Halloween but I stumbled upon so many that it was hard to stop! Some are cute, some rhyme well, some are classics, but each is definitely worth reading out to your kids this Halloween. 

 

1. 

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

You could be brave all the time, but when it's spooky outside, you are allowed to be a little scared! 

 

 

2.

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley

A monster that grows and recedes then disappears, to dissipate your little one's fears. 

 

 

3.You're My Little Pumpkin Pie

You're My Little Pumpkin Pie
by Natalie Marshal

As promised - this is a cute one. 

 

4. 

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow
by Beth Ferry

How long can the scarecrow and the baby crow he saved stay friends? 

5. 

Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins
by Linda White

When something you don't like, takes over your life! 

 

6. 

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody
by Michael Rex

Too much of a 'good' thing is never enough! 

 

7. 

Stumpkin

Stumpkin
by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Can you fit in if you're different? 

8.

Ten Timid Ghosts

Ten Timid Ghosts
by Jennifer O'Connell

Ghosts are not always scary!

9. 

Room on the BroomRoom on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson

I think Julia Donaldson even dreams in rhyme, she can do no wrong! 

10. 

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

by James Dean

I'm curious to know what's behind every door when Pete the Cat goes trick or treating, aren't you?