Looking for a list of exciting Halloween books for 2nd graders? Look no further.
I have a list of Halloween books that your kids will be super excited to dive into this fall. Adding engaging books to your homeschool is an important part of teaching your kids to love reading and keep on learning outside of school.
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In this collection of 19 laugh-out-loud stories and poems, the author imagines the difficult parts about being a Halloween monster. Dracula needs a good tooth brushing, but what dentist wants to take that on? How about how hard it is for the Invisible Man to get a simple haircut? Kids will have a blast letting their imaginations run to silly places with these hilarious monster stories.
One strange day, a flying broom loses its abilities in mid-air, pitching the witch who was riding it into the garden of a widow-woman. The woman is kind to the witch, who lets her keep the broom as a thanks. The broom proves to be of some help around the house with the chores, but when the neighbors find out about its magical abilities, trouble begins to brew.
Three little monsters argue about who is the meanest and baddest of all. But they find themselves quite speechless when another monster, bigger and badder than any they have ever seen, appears just in time to teach the three little monsters an important lesson.
This non-fiction introduction to skulls helps to allay any fears kids might have about bones or skeletons. After all, every person you’ve ever met carries around a skull inside their heads, including you!
What would happen if Elkader, Iowa suddenly began to grow a pumpkin on every street corner? What if the pumpkins started to grow out of the buildings? Through the cracks in the sidewalk? In this story, the author imagines what would happen to his real-life town if the pumpkins on Pumpkin Island took over the streets.
All of Oscar’s friends make fun of him for being a weiner dog, and he feels like the teasing is about to get a lot worse now that his mom is making him wear a hot dog costume for Halloween. But when trouble strikes and Oscar is the only one who can save the day, he proves that little dogs can do great things too!
One dark night, a boy named Ethan checks for his monster, Gabe, under his bed. Instead of a monster, he finds a note: “Gone fishing. Back in a week.” Devastated, Ethan begins interviewing other monsters to see if they are up for the job in Gabe’s absence.
As a mouse walks alone through a dark forest, he meets many animals who would love to have him for a snack. Good thing this mouse is quick on his feet and invents a monster to be feared by all: the Gruffalo!
As a witch and her cat soar through the night skies, the clumsy witch drops her bow, her wand, and even her hat! As some animals on the ground below assist with collecting the items, the witch invites them aboard her broom. But is there really enough space for all of them?
One sad little ghost wishes he was a plain sheet like his other friends, instead of a colorful quilt. He can’t whirl and twirl with as much ease as the others, and when he tries to fly he quickly overheats. But one Halloween, this little ghost is exactly what’s needed for a special mission, and he realizes it’s wonderful to be yourself!
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you’re looking for a book to read with your child for Halloween, I recommend some of these titles above which are perfect for 2nd graders and young children.