We are quickly coming upon the scariest holiday on the calendar, Halloween! These ten books are not multicultural, but they are great books to share with the little ghosts and goblins in your life!
What Was I Scared Of? 10th Anniversary Edition: A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter by Dr. Seuss (3-8). Our oldest child has loved this book for years. At first it scared her, but now she revels in the delicious feeling of fright that dissipates in the conclusion of the book. A Dr. Seuss classic.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. We were first introduced to this book because it’s a lovely short movie on Netflix. The movie doesn’t have dialogue, but teaches important lessons about openness, kindness and teamwork.
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell Enjoy counting games with this book for the 0-2 year olds in your life.
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie by Natalie Marshal
The beloved Sandra Boynton offers us the next two books on the list for the youngest readers.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills, illustrated by Ben Mantle. Learn to sing a seasonal edition of this toddler favorite.
Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jan Brett (2-6)
How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton (4-8)
Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman, illustratd by Bonnie Leick (4-8)