Halloween Picture Book Linky Party! (freebies too)

It's time for the 2nd Holiday Picture Book Linky Party! This time it's Halloween. I can't believe October is almost here, can you? Very soon I'll be getting out the witch and pumpkin decorations and my husband will be decorating the yard. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite Halloween books I just love to read to my students.
I got this one when I taught second grade a few years ago and the first Houghton Mifflin story was by Dav Pilkey. The dogs in costume are so cute, and the children always laugh at the end. It also has a nice message about not teasing.
This is a definite crowd pleaser! It could be a bit too scary for some kids, but for my students it's great. It's a story of the young boy's visit to the spooky house next door. It's written by Carl Reiner (the actor, writer, director). As the story progresses, it asks "Shall we turn the page, or is it too scary?" The kids seem to take that as a challenge and always want to keep going. It also comes with a CD of Carl Reiner reading the story with just the right spooky sound effects.

I love this sweet little story of a tiny pumpkin still left at the pumpkin patch when all the others have been taken home. All the littlest pumpkin wants is to be taken home to be made into a jack-o-lantern. She's almost given up hope when she hears the sounds of mice getting ready for their Halloween party. At the end the littlest pumpkin is the star of Halloween after all.
I put together a few freebies to go with this (and other) stories. Just click on the pictures to grab them.



Just a few more favorites:
Books where the kids can participate in the reading are always fun, don't you think? Throughout the story the little old lady meets one pair of pants that go "wiggle, wiggle",  2 shoes that go "clomp,clomp", 2 gloves that go "clap, clap", and a few other item of clothing I can't recall off the top of my head. The kids so enjoy making all the sounds that go along with the story.
I look forward to reading this sweet story every year! There are several other "The Biggest ___ Ever" books that I want to get also. Amazon has a page about the author Steven Kroll that also lists all his book. You can check it out here.

If you have some favorite Halloween books you'd like to share, please link up. I couldn't seem to get a button working this time, so I hope you'll be okay with just using this image and linking it back to this post. Thanks. I'll keep working on it. I can't wait to get some new books ideas! 
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*The next Holiday Picture Books Linky Party will be for Thanksgiving. I plan to start that one in mid-October.

21 comments

  1. I love The Hallo Wiener! My kids do too. It's so wonderful for teaching about how to treat others.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. I agree. I can't wait the book out and read it again!
      --Chrissy

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  2. Hallo Weiner is one of my all time favorites! Thank you for this linky! I am excited to see all of the other books that people enjoy using in their classrooms!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars!

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    1. Me too! Thanks for sharing your books too.
      --Chrissy

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  3. You've suggested such great books for Halloween:) I'm about to link up!

    Kelly

    Kelly Teach

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to it.
      --Chrissy

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  4. Hallo Weiner looks so so SO cute! Looking forward to adding more books to my class library!! Thanks for organizing!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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  5. Awesome choices! Except for Scary Story, I have them all. Love your freebies:)
    Do you think you could start your Thanksgiving linky earlier? Ours is in two weeks. Or I could just post my own and then link up with you later. I'll do that;) Take care!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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    1. I could start the party early, but it would also be great if you want to link up later. I can't wait to see what Thanksgiving books you share with your class since so many of ours revolve around the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. Happy Blogging!
      --Chrissy

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  6. Thanks for sharing the great activities and linky party:-)

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    1. Thanks, Jan. It's so much fun to find out about new books!
      --Chrissy

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  7. Thanks for sharing such a fun linky party... I just love Halloween books!

    I am a new blogger and your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to come visit me soon.
    Cindy

    Granny Goes to School

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  8. I'm now following you and can't wait to link up and share my favorite Halloween books!!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  9. Thanks for doing these links! They are my favorite! I can't wait to read the books you have chosen, and get more ideas for new Halloween books!

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  10. Thank you so much for doing this linky party! It's incredibly helpful for pre-service teachers like me! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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    1. You're so welcome. Thanks for such a sweet comment. I'm on my way over to check out your blog.
      --Chrissy

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  11. Thank you so much for hosting this linky! It is so much fun seeing what books other teachers are using in their classrooms!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower!

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  12. Thanks for hosting... I have linked up AND I am your newest follower! Stop by sometime :)

    Holly

    Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach

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  13. My students love "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything!" They also like "The Magic Pumpkin" but it is no longer being printed. I am your newest follower.

    Shelly
    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  14. Just linked up. Love your book selections. :)

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