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5 Halloween Stories Perfect for Small Children

Posted about 14 days ago by April S

Kids love Halloween – right?

Yes and no.

For children under the age of five, Halloween can be a little scary at times. Whether it’s creepy clowns or scary monsters, very young children often have a hard time distinguishing between things that are make believe and real.

The stories in this blog post are perfect for small children. Slightly scary elements (like creepy carrots), but nothing on par with horror movie content. So, if your child is ready for the season and loves Halloween stories, check out the selections below.

Cover of A Very Brave Witch

A Very Brave Witch
By Allison McGhee

DVD   |   Hoopla video   |   Hoopla audio

A short story featuring a brave young witch who loves Halloween and learns that humans are not so scary after all. Audience: Ages 4-8, Grades Pre-K – 3.

Cover of Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat

Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat
By Doreen Cronin

EBook   |   DVD   |   Hoopla video   |   Hoopla read-along video   |   Hoopla audio

Farmer Brown wants to sit out Halloween, but the barnyard animals have other ideas. Audience: Ages 5-7, Grades K-2

Cover of Haunted House, Haunted Mouse

Haunted House, Haunted Mouse
By Judy Cox

DVD   |   Hoopla video   |   Hoopla read-along video   |   Hoopla audio

A scared little mouse goes on an adventure to discover what Halloween is all about. Audience: Ages 4-8, Grades Pre-K - 2

Cover of Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!
By Aaron Reynolds

EBook   |   Hoopla video   |   Hoopla audio

Carrots come to life in this story featuring menacing carrots. Audience: Ages 4-8, Grades Pre-K – 3

Cover of Space Case

Space Case
By Edward Marshall

DVD   |   Hoopla video   |   Hoopla audio

An endearing story featuring an alien who discovers the joys of trick or treating and friendship. Audience: Ages 5-8, Grades K-3

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