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This list of Halloween books for 2nd graders includes a mix of both easy readers and chapter books to meet your young reader at his/her level.
Whether you’re looking for a Halloween read-aloud or suggestions for your 2nd grader to read, this list contains a mix of both easy readers and short chapter. Since second graders can read at a variety of levels, this list should have something for everyone in your classroom.
Halloween Books for 2nd Graders
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of early chapter books that will help your 2nd graders celebrate Halloween.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Rosco The Rascal Visits The Pumpkin Patch – Join the kids and their lovable dog in this wholesome family adventure, a rascal-turned-hero autumn story for kids.
The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches – Wendy is a little witch who is afraid of her mean, bossy witch sisters—until one special Halloween night when she makes a magical discovery: Wendy’s sisters can fly fast, cackle loudly, and cast spells, but Wendy can fly even faster. Can she find a way to out-witch her sisters?
The Happy and Heinous Halloween of Classroom 13 – It’s Halloween in the 13th Classroom-what could go wrong? Well, for starters, all of the students could magically turn into their COSTUMES! You might think this was hilarious, but it was horrible. With tricky transformations come wild werewolves, voracious vampires, zany zombies, and other moody monsters. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, Halloween’s treats are sometimes tricks.
Horrible Harry at Halloween – Horrible Harry and his classmates all love Halloween. Everyone wears a costume to school-even Miss Mackle. Every Halloween Harry shocks his classmates with his scary costume. In kindergarten he was a bloody Count Dracula, in first grade he was the Loch Ness Monster, and in second grade he was a slithering snake. So everyone in Room 3B can’t wait to see what Harry is going to be this year-and they’re in for a really big surprise!
It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green – It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure—when the kids from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember.
Lulu Goes to Witch School – In this funny Halloween story for beginning readers, Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves her new teacher, Miss Slime, especially her wart. Lulu’s first flying lesson around the cemetery goes great!
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt – It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate’s friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost? Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are on the case!
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie – After Keats and Henry lose their bikes, they need money–fast. So the help-wanted ad at the supermarket seems ideal for them. All they have to do is weed Hallway House’s garden, find some light bulbs in the attic, sweep the garage . . . and battle a shark-headed zombie.
Junie B., First Grader: Boo…and I Mean It! – It’s Halloween! But Junie B. is afraid to go trick-or-treating. ’Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don’t even get her started on the candy corn problem. So how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy this scary holiday?
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House – Stanley can’t wait for the Halloween party at school. But when a bully picks on his friend, Stanley saves the day in no time flat.
Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires – She’s a smart little vampire. But she’s terrified of everything. Can she summon some courage, or will the royal wedding be ruined?
Monster School: The Spooky Sleepover– Norm is just plain normal until he finds himself in a new school where all his classmates are monsters! When his school hosts a sleepover, Norm is nervous that he’ll be too scared to fall asleep. But it’s not the monsters that he’s scared of—it’s sleeping away from home!
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!
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