First 5 Years

Halloween Songs, Rhymes & Stories

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, cartoon of a ghost costume: white sheet with black circles for eyes and a curved line for mouthHalloween is great time of year to share slightly spooky stories and play peek-a-BOO! At ages two and up, children may begin to find some stories scary. If they do, save these for them when they are older.

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Five Little PumpkinsFive Little Pumpkins
by Ben Mantle
ISBN: 9781589258563
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Book Jacket: Trick or TreatTrick or Treat
by Leo Landry
ISBN: 9780547249698
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Book Jacket: Moonlight the Halloween CatMoonlight the Halloween Cat
by Rylant, Cynthia
ISBN: 9780060297114
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"Friendly Ghost"
 
I'm a very friendly ghost Point to yourself.
And I can scare you too Point to your baby.
I cover my face with my hands Cover face with hands.
And then say BOO to you. Uncover face and say, "Boo!"

 

 

 

Toddlers

Book Jacket: It's Halloween NightIt's Halloween Night
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
ISBN: 9780061256745
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Book Jacket: Little Goblins Little Goblins
by Pamela Jane, illustrated by Janet Manning
ISBN: 9780061767982
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Book Jacket: My First GhostMy First Ghost
by Maggie Miller & Michael Leviton, illustrated by Stephanie Buscema
ISBN: 9781423119494
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Book Jacket: And then comes HalloweenAnd then comes Halloween
by Brenner, Tom
ISBN: 0763636592
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"Five Little Pumpkins"
 
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate Hold up one hand.
The first one says, "My, it's getting late." Point to thumb.
The second one says, "There are witches in the air." Point to pointer finger.
The third one says, "But we don't care." Point to middle finger.
The fourth on says, "Let's run and run and run!" Point to ring finger.
The fifth one says, "We're ready for some fun!" Point to little finger.
Ooooooooooo went the wind Hold hands beside mouth.
And out went the light Clap hands.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight Roll hands around each other in a circle.

 

 

 

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of AnythingThe Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything
by Linda Williams; illustrated by Megan Lloyd
ISBN: 0690045867
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Book Jacket: Ghosts in the House!Ghost in the House!
by Kazuno Kahara
ISBN: 9781596437258
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Book Jacket: Alpha Oops: H is for HalloweenAlpha Oops: H is for Halloween
by Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar
ISBN: 9780763639662
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Book Jacket: Halloween Good NightHalloween Good Night
by Doug Cushman
ISBN: 9780805089288
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"The Scarecrow"
 
Scarecrow, scarecrow what do you know Point to head.
Guard the corn and watch it grow. Fingers circle eyes.
And if the birds fly in to eat Make flying motion with arms.
Just shout, "BOO!" Shout, "BOO!"
And stomp your feet. Stomp feet.

 

 

For even more great Halloween books be sure to check out our BKLYN Halloween Picture Books list on BiblioCommons: http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/list/show/167059071_youth_and_family_svces/231047198_bklyn_halloween_picture_books

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