20 of the Best Halloween Books for Classroom Shelves

Halloween is a fantastic time to introduce students to the joy of reading and spark their imagination with spooky tales. Whether you are an educator or a parent looking to stock up on Halloween books for your child’s classroom, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 of the best Halloween books that are perfect for classroom shelves:

  1. “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson: Join a friendly witch and her animal friends on a magical broomstick adventure.
  1. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving: Delve into this classic tale of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane.
  1. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz: This collection of spine-chilling stories is sure to captivate young readers.
  1. “The Witches” by Roald Dahl: Follow a young boy as he uncovers the secret lives of witches.
  1. “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams: Discover bravery in the face of spooky obstacles.
  1. “Frankenstein Takes the Cake” by Adam Rex: This hilarious picture book revisits the classic Frankenstein story with a tasty twist.
  1. “The Hallo-Wiener” by Dav Pilkey: Laugh along with Oscar, a dachshund who becomes the embarrassing star of the Halloween parade.
  1. “The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat” by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Join the beloved bear family as they navigate Halloween festivities.
  2. “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman: Follow the adventures of Bod, a boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard.
  1. “The Spider and the Fly” by Mary Howitt: This beautifully illustrated book is a cautionary tale about the seductive nature of flattery.
  1. “The Halloween Tree” by Ray Bradbury: Travel through time and space on a quest to save a friend’s soul on Halloween night.
  1. “Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper: This heartwarming story follows a group of friends making pumpkin soup on a chilly autumn day.
  1. “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman: Join a witch, a ghost, and other Halloween creatures as they work together to overcome a big pumpkin.
  1. “The Little Shop of Monsters” by R.L. Stine: This interactive book lets readers choose their favorite monstrous companions.
  1. “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman: Dive into a world that is both magical and terrifying through the eyes of Coraline.
  1. “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” by Edward Gorey: This darkly humorous alphabet book introduces children to all sorts of untimely demises.
  1. “The Monster at the End of This Book” by Jon Stone: Join lovable Grover as he tries to stop readers from turning the pages and discovering the monster at the end.
  1. “Halloween Hustle” by Charlotte Gunnufson: This rhyming picture book follows a skeleton who just can’t resist dancing on Halloween night.
  1. “Creaky Castle” by Felicity Brooks: Go on a spooky adventure through a haunted castle with interactive flaps and puzzles.
  1. “The Cat in the Hat: Tricks and Treats” by Tish Rabe: Celebrate Halloween with the mischievous Cat in the Hat and his friends.

These 20 Halloween books will engage young readers with captivating stories, delightful illustrations, and the thrill of the spooky season. From classic tales to modern favorites, there is something for every classroom. So, grab a book and let the Halloween reading adventure begin!

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