I should say from the start that I have no affiliation with Scholastic. What I do have, however, is an addiction to the Scholastic flyers my children bring home each month. I have a larger addiction to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas books (look for our Scholastic favorites for those holidays in later posts).
These six books are fun, filled with amazing illustrations, and the perfect level for my kindergartner to help me read while still being interesting for my preschooler. Each book is available through Scholastic Book Clubs, and most can be found on other bookstore sites.. We prefer to purchase through Scholastic because they reward our schools with free books and the prices are often much better (that’s what we call a win-win).
So here they are: Our six favorite Scholastic books for Halloween:
1. Skeleton Cat: All Skeleton Cat wants to be is a drummer. And all my kids want to do is dance around while I read about the funky rattle and shake drumbeats. He’s definitely the coolest Halloween cat around.
2. Room on the Broom: Is it too early to call this a Halloween classic? Even though this is one of the longer books on my list, it’s still funny and creative enough to keep my preschooler interested. I’ve heard there’s a cartoon movie of the book now, but we haven’t seen it yet.
3. Runaway Mummy: A parody of The Runaway Bunny. My son seems to prefer the mummified version over the lovey-dovey bunny version. Shocker. It’s sweet, but spooky. The perfect Halloween pairing.
4. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat: There are several “There Was an Old Lady” series, but this one is easily our favorite.
5. Goodnight Goon: Another parody of a classic, Goodnight Goon is the spookier version of Goodnight Moon
6. 13 Nights of Halloween: Sing along to the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas” with this fun counting book. I was really surprised at the quality of the artwork. After one reading, my daughter was hooked! It’s definitely on our daily must-read list and I can see it staying out long after the last of the Halloween candy has been consumed.
QOTD: What’s your favorite children’s Halloween book? Leave a comment and let me know!