Celebrate Halloween With Books for Newly Independent Readers

Nothing inspires a love of reading more than monstrously fun stories — and it's an inexpensive way to have a memorable season.
Sep 05, 2019



halloween books beginner readers

Sep 05, 2019

As your child starts to read independently, it's important as ever to show them just how fun books can be so they continue to love them. And let's be honest: What's more fun than ghosts, ghouls, and other goofy frights around Halloween?

We sorted through hundreds of Halloween books to curate this collection of the best seasonal reads for newly independent readers. Some are specifically about Halloween, while others are about monsters and ghosts that evoke the spirit (quite literally!) of the season, but all of them will foster your child's love of reading and create an unforgettable Halloween for them. 

For more ways to round out your home library, check out these expert-approved books for beginner readers and the best books for reluctant readers in 1st or 2nd grade. If you have younger children at home who want to join in on the seasonal fun, here are Halloween board books they'll love. Shop our entire collection of Halloween books and activities at The Scholastic Store

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