Halloween has become a touchy subject in many public schools. Gone are the days of costume contests and Halloween parties in the classrooms – but that doesn't mean you can't still have some harvest-themed fun. While ghosts and witches are often out of the question, pumpkins, fall-themed, and more generally spooky books are still acceptable in many schools. Below are 5 school-appropriate books you can read in your classroom this October.
A fun and wholesome story about a gardener with, well... too many pumpkins.
A girl chases her run-away giant pumpkin. I love the illustration in this book!
Jasper can't get enough carrots – he loves them! Then he notices something strange... Are those carrots... creeping?
One of my all-time favorites and so many opportunities for adding instrumentation and sound effects.
A spooky spin on the classic Wheels on the Bus song. Very fun and the kids already know the tune!
A little on the younger side, but still enjoyable by young kindergarteners. Again, a fun twist on a popular tune that most kids already know!
Which books would you add to the list? Tell me in the comments!