31 Days of Halloween Read-Alouds

Novel Effect has everything you need for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at school or at home.

Let's get sBOOKy!

Celebrate Halloween all month long with our collection of 31 spooktacular read-alouds. From wicked witches to creepy crawlers and plucky pumpkins, we’ve got a Halloween soundscape for monsters of all ages and interests.

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Enter to win the Ultimate Sweet Treat!

Join the 31 Days of Halloween Read-Aloud Challenge

Sweet Treat Promotion

This Halloween, we’re giving away the ultimate sweet treat to help you create read-aloud magic all year long!

One lucky reader will win:

  • 1 Cricut Joy Machine + Cricut Vinyl Bundle + Cricut Tools Pack
  • 1 1-year Novel Effect Individual Premium Subscription
  • 1 Novel Effect holiday book bundle
  • 1 Novel Effect Bluetooth speaker
  • Surprise Novel Effect goodies!

3 additional readers will win:

  • 1 1-year Novel Effect Individual Premium Subscription
  • 1 Novel Effect holiday book bundle
  • 1 Novel Effect Bluetooth speaker


How to enter:

Read aloud any of the titles in our 31 Days of Halloween collection with its Novel Effect soundscape by 11:59 PM PT on October 31st and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win!

Want an extra entry? Read another title! Every read-aloud = another entry. The more you read aloud, the more chances you have to win! 

How many books can you and your little monsters read aloud before October 31st?

Track your progress using our spooky trick-or-treat map! 

How to Use:

  • Download & print your trick-or-treat map and “candy jar” file below.

  • Each time you read aloud from our 31 Days of Halloween collection, cut out the book cover from your candy jar and glue or tape it to its corresponding house on the map.

  • “Visit” as many houses as you can before October 31st! (Note: you do not need to go in order — you can read aloud the collection in any order.)

  • Show us your progress! Post photos of your trick-or-treat map and your latest read-aloud on social media and tag them with #NovelEffect. We’ll be re-sharing photos and videos all month long! 

Sweeten your read-aloud with FREE book activities

A Treat for Teachers!

Access ALL Halloween Book Activities

Have no fear, we’ve got your Halloween book activities right here! These no-prep printables were designed by educators to streamline your lesson planning and support students’ reading comprehension, writing skills, growth mindset, and more!

Enter your email address below to get instant access to our full collection of FREE Halloween book activities. 

Activities on Partner Platforms

Access even more Novel Effect Halloween resources with our activities on Wakelet, Quizizz, and Microsoft Flip.

We’ve created a fun Halloween collection in Wakelet to get your spooky ideas flowing!

Use this collection as your one-stop-shop for everything Halloween-related!

Use our Halloween quiz collection with your students after you’ve read aloud with Novel Effect.

There are multiple quizzes available based on grade level.

We have Flip activities in the Discovery Library for Halloween and all year long!

Please note, that you’ll need to be signed into your Flip account to share with your students.