Halloween Poetry Books for Kids

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We began the month of October with a stack of Halloween Poetry books and we have been slowly making our way through them at Poetry Tea Time.

Silly poems.  Scary poems.  Skeleton poems.  This month, we have been enjoying some “Howling” Halloween poetry!

Halloween Poetry Books

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In no particular order, here are Halloween Poetry titles to enjoy with your kids this month:

Halloween Howls: Holiday Poetry selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Stacy Schuett. I love when I can find an early reader poetry book so my youngest child can participate with ease!

Who Said Boo? Halloween Poems for the Very Young by Nancy White Carlstrom and Illustrated by R. W. Alley. A perfectly delightful addition to our Poetry readings this month!

Boo! Halloween Poems and Limericks by Patricia Hubbell and Illustrated by Jeff Spackman. I am a sucker for limericks, so I loved this book. The illustrations are a bit creepier than the poem books written for young ones, but they were still for kids. But know your kids and be sure to give it a look first.

Hallowilloween: Nefarious silliness from Calef Brown.  LOVED this one.  The author creatively combines words and ideas to create “silliness” just as he promises.  I personally enjoyed, “The Poltergeyser”, a strange waterspout haunting a certain national park.

Skeleton Bones & Goblin Groans: Poems for Halloween by Amy E. Sklansky and Illustrated by Karen Dismukes. Another perfect choice for the younger set. The illustrations are more silly than they are scary and the poems are fun to read.

It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutzky and illustrated by Marylin Hafner. Jack Prelutzky is one of my favorite poets who write poems for children. He never disappoints with his creative poems! Without a doubt, his books are always a hit.

Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson and illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry. Unlike most of the books listed here, this one isn’t a collection of poems but one single rhyming story. The skeleton keeps falling apart as he dances his way to a Halloween party.

Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allen Poe by Brod Bagert and illustrated by Carolynn Cobleigh. While the poems aren’t specifically about Halloween, introducing your children to the works of Edgar Allen Poe seems just right during Halloween. We love the Poetry for Young People series as a perfect way to allow young children to begin enjoying the works of well-known poets.

Do you have a favorite Halloween poem or poetry book?

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