Fun Reads About Halloween and Harvest

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These books about Halloween and the fall season are sure to keep you trick-or-treating for more!

Fiction

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Apples and Pumpkins

Rockwell, Anne F. (1989 • Grade level PreK) In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock’s farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

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The Busy Little Squirrel

Tafuri, Nancy (2006 • Grade level PreK-Kindergarten) Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to nibble a pumpkin with Mouse, run in the field with Dog, or otherwise play with any of the other animals.

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Birdie’s Happiest Halloween

Rim, Sujean (2016 • Grade level PreK-2) Birdie loves autumn, but mostly she can not stop thinking about Halloween and what costume to wear, so when she visits her local museum she is inspired by everything she sees.

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Fright Club

Long, Ethan (2015 • Grade level PreK-2) As the monsters of the Fright Club prepare to scare children on Halloween, an adorable little bunny tries to join the club.

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The Runaway Pumpkin

Lewis, Kevin (2003 • Grade level PreK-2) The Baxter brothers find a wonderful pumpkin for Halloween, but first, they must catch up with it when it rolls down the hill.

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Curious George Goes to a Costume Party

Rey, Margret (2001 • Grade level PreK-3) Curious George inadvertently causes a sensation at his first Halloween costume party.

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The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin

Brown, Margaret Wise (2003 • Grade level PreK-3) A little pumpkin dreams of the day when he will be a big, fierce, yellow pumpkin who frightens away the field mice as the scarecrow does.

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Aaron and Apples and Pumpkins

Eastman, P.D. (2015 • Grade level Kindergarten) Aaron the alligator cannot seem to do anything right, whether it be playing hide-and-seek, picking apples, or playing football.

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The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

Berenstain, Stan (1989 • Grade level Kindergarten) The Berenstain Bear cubs have an adventure on Halloween night that proves Mother’s adage, “Appearances can be deceiving.”

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AlphaOops! H is for Halloween

Kontis, Alethea (2010 • Grade level Kindergarten-3) While putting on a Halloween pageant, the alphabet mixes things up with some spooky, and funny, results.

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The Halloween Kid

Montijo, Rhode (2010 • Grade level Kindergarten-2) The brave and trusty Halloween Kid saves trick-or-treaters from a crowd of sweet-stealing Goodie Goblins.

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The Bear Detectives: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin

Berenstain, Stan (1975 • Grade level 1-2) The Bear family dons their detective gear and tries to solve the mystery of the missing prize pumpkin.

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Flat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins

Houran, Lori Haskins (2017 • Grade level 1-2) Using his unique abilities to help his relatives with farm chores, Flat Stanley wonders if being flat will be of any use when his uncle’s prized pumpkins begin disappearing right before a country fair pumpkin contest.

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Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick

Jacobson, Jennifer (2006 • Grade level 1-3) Andy Shane, with help from Grandma Webb and some marbles, tricks the people who keep stealing his friend Dolores Starbuckle’s Halloween pumpkin.

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The Pumpkin Head Mystery

Warner, Gertrude Chandler (2010 • Grade level 2-4) The Alden siblings visit the Beckett pumpkin farm in the fall, where they try to solve the mystery of a creature with a glowing pumpkin head that is warning guests to stay away.

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It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green!

Gutman, Dan (2013 • Grade level 3-4) For A. J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School, a night of regular trick-or-treating turns into the weirdest Halloween in the history of the universe.

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The Best Halloween Ever

Robinson, Barbara (2004 • Grade level 3-5) The six horrible Herdman children create mayhem during Halloween.

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The Monster’s Ring

Coville, Bruce (1982 • Grade level 3-6) A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.

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Headless Halloween

Stine, R. L. (1998 • Grade level 4-6) Brandon thinks his impersonation of a headless freak is the height of Halloween scariness until he gets invited to the creepiest costume party of all time, where guests bob for rats and eat doughnuts filled with worms.

Nonfiction

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Halloween

Pettiford, Bruce (2012 • Grade level PreK-1) Describes the fun things that happen on Halloween, including decorating the yard, carving pumpkins, making treats, having a party, wearing costumes, and going trick or treating.

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Harvest in Fall

Schuh, Mari C. (2014 • Grade level PreK-1) Learn all about how crops are picked and get to the store for us to eat. Color photographs and easy-to-read text tell kids about harvest time in the season of fall.

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Halloween Night: Twenty-One Spooktacular Poems

Ghigna, Charles (2003 • Grade level PreK-2) An illustrated collection of Halloween poems about wild monster pets, two-headed ghouls, ghosts, haunted houses, and other spooky topics.

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Awesome Autumn

Goldstone, Bruce (2012 • Grade level PreK-3) A seasonal tribute to the qualities of autumn combines photographs, text, and craft ideas that celebrate highlights ranging from falling leaves and migrating animals to football games and Halloween costumes.

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Pick a Perfect Pumpkin: Learning About Pumpkin Harvests

Kootz, Robin Michal (2010 • Grade level PreK-3) Provides a simple introduction to how pumpkins grow, how they are harvested in the fall and some of the ways they can be enjoyed.

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Apples, Apples Everywhere! : Learning About Apple Harvest

Koontz, Robin Michal (2010 • Grade level Kindergarten) Provides a simple introduction to apples, how they are harvested in the fall and some of the ways they can be enjoyed.

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Grow a Pumpkin Pie!

Gerver, Jane E. (2000 • Grade level Kindergarten) Describes the process of making a pumpkin pie, from planting the seed, through caring for the plant, to cooking the pie.

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A Short History of Halloween

Lee, Sally (2015 • Grade level 1-2) Introduces the history and traditions of the Halloween holiday, including the story behind the holiday and how people celebrate it today.

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J is for Jack-O-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

Brennan-Nelson, Denise (2009 • Grade level 1-3) Presents the letters of the alphabet with each letter represented by a symbol of Halloween, including B for boo, F for Frankenstein, and S for the scarecrow.

 

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