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Spooky Books for Preschoolers

Published October 10, 2014 7:41 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Autumn is here and the Halloween holiday is just 3 weeks away! Although Halloween can sometimes be scary for little ones, there are many adorable books available to add to your speech and language lessons in the classroom. Today's post highlights several age-appropriate books that can be used with toddlers and preschoolers learning about pumpkins, costumes and all that happens with this often zany holiday!   
  • Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (Board book) - by Tad Hills (author, illustrator)
    • Appropriate for children ages 2-3, toddlers - preschool
    • We have this book at home and I use it in therapy all the time. Duck and Goose see their buddy Thistle with a really great pumpkin and then spend their time searching for one they can be proud of. A great book to help practice yes/no questions and other basic language skills, such as picture/item identification. Cute and funny!
    • Earned 4 and ½ stars on Amazon
  • Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books) - by Karen Katz (author, illustrator)
    • Appropriate for children ages 1-4, toddlers - preschool
    • We also have this book, and it is always a favorite as most "lift the flap" books are! Each page offers another possible hiding spot for baby's pumpkin and in its place children will find an array of colorful and sparkly substitutes, such as candy apples, a friendly ghost and happy bats!
    • Earned 5 stars on Amazon
  • Who's There on Halloween? (Board book) - by Susan Hagen Nipp (author), Pamela Conn Beall (author), and Charles Reasoner (illustrator)
    • Appropriate for children ages 3-7
    • Summary: This happy Halloween read encourages little ones to play along and use the clues to name the holiday characters hidden inside!
    • Earned 5 stars on Amazon
  • Five Little Pumpkins (Board book) - by Dan Yaccarino (illustrator)
    • Appropriate for children ages 1-5, toddlers - preschool
    • Summary: This fun little book is an illustrated version of the popular nursery rhyme: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late," and so on. Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again. The vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh out loud as these pumpkins roll out of sight!
    • Earned 5 stars on Amazon

Please share your Halloween and pumpkin book favorites!


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A great list of books thanks for sharing! I've been on the lookout for some great Halloween themed books and these are perfect.

Box Hill October 1, 2015 10:55 PM

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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