How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas.

Here we are, coming up on Halloween once more. Though the youngest kids might think Halloween is simply a day where candy seems to materialize all around them, there’s a lot more to this spooky holiday! Consider reading these 5 Halloween books for kids this year:

  1. How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. This book sends students on a journey to find out which pumpkin has the most seeds. This investigative story includes fun pumpkin facts, and lessons in math, science, and kindness.
  2. Frankenstein Takes the Cake, written by Adam Rex. This book is full of everything. There are cartoons, poems, postcards, blog entries, pictures, and more. The book is creative and funny, and will help show kids that monsters aren’t so different from us.
  3. Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night by Walter Wick, AKA the I Spy guy. This picture book will help kids pay attention to the details as the search through spooky scenes to solve picture puzzles.

    Room on the Broom

    Room on the Broom is a Halloween favorite for kids and parents alike.

  4. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This rhyming book is catchy and well-loved by nearly everyone who reads it. The colorful illustrations will grab children’s eyes, and the adventure—complete with a witch, a cat, a dog, a parrot, a frog, and a big, bad dragon. And, of course, working together will save the day.
  5. Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. Children carving their first pumpkins may be confused when the once plump and fleshy jack-o-lanterns begin disintegrating. What’s happening? they might ask. Hubbell’s book explains it all, as “Tim” watches his pumpkin go through its natural life cycle.

There are many Halloween books to choose from—some spooky and scary, others funny and silly. These five books landed on our list because in addition to these traits, they also teach kids something. What other Halloween books for kids do you know of that do the same? Let us know in the comments below!

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