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Hilarious Halloween Read-Alouds for Guaranteed Giggles

Get your funny bone tickled this spooky season with a funny book. These hilarious Halloween read-alouds will make you laugh out loud!
hilarious halloween read-alouds book covers little shop of monsters, the monsters' monster, are you scared darth vader, the good the bad and the spooky, the little old lady who was not afraid of anything

Spooky season isn’t only for books that give a fright. The season is also a time to celebrate the characters we love. Rather than scream in fear, you can roar with laughter with hilarious Halloween read-alouds.

A perfect blend of scary plus fun makes a silly spooky book a natural choice. For some people, a little spine-tingling eerie story is thoroughly entertaining. For those readers, being scared can be a real thrill.

But we all know that not everyone enjoys being scared.  Instead of using your creepiest voice to read aloud in a dimly-lit room, consider the more sensitive spirits in your audience and make giggles your goal.  Don’t be afraid to creep up on books that deliver huge delights over big scares.  You’ll have everyone howling with laughter!

5 Hilarious Halloween Books That Make Us Giggle

Novel Effect loves spooky season. You can’t help but love the cute, yet scary characters. There is nothing better than reading a frightfully funny story. These hilarious Halloween read-alouds are guaranteed to make you laugh.

are you scared darth vader book coverAre You Scared, Darth Vader?

It’s midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn’t scared. There is nothing that can scare Lord Vader! Especially not witches or ghosts, or the dark. What is Darth Vader afraid of? Find out in Adam Rex’s hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale!

the little old lady who was not afraid of anything book coverThe Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

On a dark, wooded trail, the little old lady encounters frightening obstacles. As they chase the little old lady home, they clomp, wiggle, and shake, and the music quickens. Her fear grows, but she faces the obstacles boldly, creating a clever solution that shows not all spooky things are as scary as they seem. 

the monsters' monster book coverThe Monsters’ Monster

Smashing, crashing, and bashing their way through your speakers, three little monsters enjoy creating destruction. It is as if they gather unstable supplies to assemble the ultimate evil, but the resulting monsterpiece is more tender than horrifying.

the good, the bad and the spooky book coverThe Good, The Bad, and the Spooky

What’s a seed to do when he can’t find a show-stopping costume for Halloween? Trick-or-treating should be postponed for everyone! Will he be able to come up with a costume in time? Or will this seed return to his baaaaaaaaad ways?

little shop of monsters book coverLittle Shop of Monsters

Written and illustrated by two monstrously talented children’s book icons, this frightfully funny picture book will get you and your kids screaming with laughter. Sounds help bring the creatures, like Sneezer and Bubble-Belly Billy, to life off the page, so listen along as you read for a scary good time. 

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A Hilarious Halloween Series

Check out Aaron Reynolds’ creepy trilogy for a frightful but fun read. Jasper’s eerie encounters will tickle readers’ funny bone.

No matter what, Jasper Rabbit always gets into trouble, whether it’s loving carrots a little too much, being horrified by petrifying underwear, or feeling haunted by a horrible crayon. Follow his spooky and strange adventures!

Despite the creepy notes, the soundscapes remain light and enjoyable. 

Download the Novel Effect app for free to bring these stories to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

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