Scary…and not so Scary Books for Halloween!


Leslie Dughi dressed as a witch for Halloween in Tallahassee, Florida c. 1972. Photo courtesy of the State Library and Archives of Florida/flickr.

Getting ready for Halloween? I know you are! Don’t forget to read some fun stories about the witches and ghosts, goblins and mummies while practicing “Trick or Treat!” Have fun and be safe next week. Share your Halloween costume pictures on Cattail Chronicles Facebook page.

A Very Brave Witch – Perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages, A Very Brave Witch is a great read-aloud that takes the scariness out of the holiday.


Spooky Friends – What better time than Halloween to talk about cooperating! A Mummy and a Vampire learn that two heads are better than one!


Ten Orange Pumpkins – A perfect counting read-aloud book sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.


Ghost in the House – A ghost, a mummy and even a monster…but who’s the scariest in the house? You’ll have to read the book to find out!


A Very Witchy Spelling Bee – A witch who loves to spell? Cordelia thinks she can win but can she beat the craftiest witch at the bee?


Room on the Broom – With clever illustrations and simple, repetitive rhymes that are perfect for young listeners. This is a joy to read out loud.

The Little Green Witch – No one wants to help the witch bake a pumpkin pie…but when she finally gets it made…EVERYONE wants to help her eat it!

The Little Green Witch

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