I have to admit that Halloween has grown to become my most favorite holiday! I love the costumes, the decorating, and especially trick-or-treating with my little girl.
We are still able to celebrate this holiday at our school, and I am so thankful! We have an all-school parade and then classroom parties before we send them home all sugared-up to go trick-or-treating that night.... Although with that all happening on a Monday this year, it's going to be a rough week!
Nonetheless, I love getting into the Halloween spirit early with things like my Word Work, Writing Prompts, Technology Resources, QR Critters and more. I also love incorporating these great picture books throughout the month leading up to the big day.
So many Halloween books are geared towards younger kids, and rightfully so. I have found that these books below are perfect for third graders. There are some old familiar favorites, nothing is too scary (I find that many students are still sensitive to some aspects of this holiday), and they encourage the fun, magic, and mystery of this day.
Plus, I can also incorporate quite a bit of character education with these titles. I love the lessons of Spookley, Hallo-wiener, and Bone Soup (a Halloween-take on Stone Soup) and they prompt some great class discussions.
To check out these books, simply click on any of the book covers below. Each book cover will link you directly to its page on Amazon where you can look inside, read the reviews, and find similar titles.
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I hope this list gives you lots of ideas for read alouds for this exciting holiday. Here's wishing you a spooky October! Be sure to let me know of any additional titles in the comments below. I would love to add to this collection!