Halloween book selection
Not so scary picture books for younger readers!
Young children will adore these funny stories compiled by Jan Homden with an emphasis on engaging, repetitive text and colourful, appealing illustrations.
Click on the book covers to follow the link to Amazon, and links to videos follow each one!
Williams (Author), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
“A splendiferous Halloween story.” — The Horn Book
“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
This Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud – the children will enjoy reading along and making up suitable actions. Age Range: 4 – 8 years
“two shoes go clomp, clomp
one pair of pants go wiggle, wiggle”
If you would like to listen to the story click on the pumpkin.
‘A very funny story of quick wits and friendship’
Another adventure delivered in Julia Donaldson’s alluring verse and Axel Scheffler’s eye-catching illustrations.
The witch and a cat and a very tall hat,
And long ginger hair which she wore in a plait.
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
The book also includes activity ideas by Julia Donaldson with hints on how to perform Room on the Broom with your class. There are suggestions for props and costumes and staging the play as well as a Room on the Broom song. Perfect for a Halloween performance.
If you would like to listen to the story click on the witch
If you live in UK: Tall Stories Theatre adaptation of Room on a Broom is on tour from 23rd November
When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups)
‘55 minutes of high-energy treat’ (Sunday Times)
Click on the image opposite for more details .
‘Roll into Halloween with this wickedly funny rhyming book!’
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “My, it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air!”
The third one said, “Good folk, beware!”
Age Range: 2 – 4 years
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting On a Gate | Halloween Songs for Kids | Pumpkin Song
The Kiboomers – Kids Music Channel
Five Little Pumpkins Felt Board Rhyme – DLTK’s Educational Activities
And a couple of old favourites to conclude the selection
A 40th anniversary edition of the children’s classic picture book, Meg and Mog.
‘Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe’en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! Meg and Mog is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.’
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
To listen to this all time classic click on the witches.
‘This is the first book in the “Funnybones” series and introduces the skeletons – a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton.’
‘these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort!’
Age range: 3 – 5 years
To listen to this all time classic click on the skeletons
‘We’re going out to frighten somebody!’ but where is everyone?
Wishing you a Happy Halloween!
Jan Homden, Consilium Education
An early years teaching specialist and designer, Jan has taught in international schools around the world and is now responsible for design and research at Consilium Education.