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!
My name is Nick Dolan, and I'm an elementary music teacher and choir director. I'm here to talk about teaching music!