With Halloween approaching, your children can enjoy some fun and interesting books that are not only perfect for this month of October but are sure to get your children engaged in reading as well. Here is a list of five perfect picture books that children can read on their own, read to you, or have you read to them for a perfect way to enjoy reading and Halloween.
Hansel and Gretel Pop-Up Picture Story
By: Brown Watson
What child wouldn’t love the tale of brother and sister getting lost in the forest and coming across a house made out of candy and treats. What the siblings don’t know is that the house belongs to wicked old witch, who they must try to outsmart. This is a classic tale that is full of suspense and creativity that your children will absolutely love. It’s not too scary for them either, and the pop up quality is sure to get them engaged and having a good time.
Where the Wild Things are
By: Maurice Sendak
This story may not seem like it would be a good story for Halloween, except that it incorporates monsters and a child who befriends them by acting like a monster himself. This tale is a perfect bedtime story that children will love and truly be able to enjoy while getting into the Halloween spirit.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
By: Charles M. Schulz
Charlie Brown is a beloved favorite that seems to touch the hearts of many people, not only children. In this wonderful tale of the Great Pumpkin with all of the loved characters of Charlie Brown shows such as Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Lucy and Sally together on in a pumpkin patch to wait for the Great Pumpkin.
The Old Witch
By: The Brother Grimm
This story might be one that is meant for the upper grades, since younger children might be frightened of the old witch turning the young girl into a block of wood. However, it is definitely a story that can ring in the Halloween season and even show children the importance of listening to your parents when they warn you to stay away from strangers. If it hadn’t of been for the girls curiosity, and for disobeying her parents, she would have been spared the fate the witch gave to her.
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House
By: Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley might be familiar to your children from school since he is a popular character in many children’s books used in the school system. In this story, children can follow Stanley as he helps a friend who is being picked on by a bully as well as Stanley wanting to show off his limbo skills. What makes this a great book for children to read for Halloween, is not only that is related to the October holiday, but that it is a book for beginning readers and can help them to build their reading skills.
Don’t let this Halloween fly by without enjoying all the wonderful stories that you and your children can share.