Halloween is almost here, full of thoughts of jack-o-lanterns, flying bats, black cats and spooky ghosts. Do you have your basket of books ready for your little pumpkins? Try these selections on for size with your babies, toddlers and preschool aged children.
This book is a classic for us – I remember singing this rhyme with my oldest
daughter many years ago. I added more interactive fun by creating felt board printables to go along with the story. (Thanks to DLTK-Teach!) This way, children can join along with the story.
Happy Halloween, Curious George
We recently ran across this one in the library, and it’s quickly become a favorite in my home. Filled with seven short stories, you’ll follow Curious George from the pumpkin patch, to a costume party, and off to bed.
Want to work on counting? Spooky Hour, with its rhymes of witches, ghosts and skeletons, is sure to delight your preschoolers.
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin?
All of my children love lift-the-flap books, so this Karen Katz seasonal special gets thumbs up here! Your wee ones will love the colorful pictures and fun flaps.
While not specifically Halloween, I can’t talk about bats without thinking of Stellaluna
This story would be appropriate for older preschoolers, but the tale of the little lost fruit bat is well loved by many.
Do you have other Halloween favorites at your house? Be sure to leave a comment to share what you’ll be reading this season!