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
Halloween isn’t only for books that give a fright. The season is also a time to celebrate characters we love! Rather than scream in fear, you can roar with laughter with our favorite hilarious Halloween read-alouds.A perfect blend of scary and fun makes a silly, spooky book a natural choice. For some people, a spine-tingling story can be a real thrill, but 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 select books that deliver huge delights over big scares. You’ll have everyone howling with laughter by the end of the read-aloud!

5 Hilarious Halloween Books That Make Us Giggle

At Novel Effect, we love the hocus pocus of Halloween. You can’t help but love the cute, yet scary characters in each book. Plus, 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. So, 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, a little old lady encounters frightening obstacles on her way home. Throughout the soundscape, the little old lady’s obstacles clomp, wiggle, and shake as the music quickens. Her fear grows, but she faces her obstacles boldly, and creates 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 seems like they are gathering unstable supplies to assemble the ultimate evil, but the resulting monster-piece 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 bad 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! Listen along as you read for a scary good time.

Do you love Halloween and other spooky events? Check out our second annual 31 Days of Halloween Challenge for a gouhlish good time! 

A Hilarious Halloween Series

Check out Aaron Reynolds’ creepy trilogy for a frightful, but fun, read. Jasper Rabbit’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. Explore his spooky and strange adventures while using Novel Effect!

These soundscapes remain light and enjoyable for your readers despite their creepy notes, making them the best hilarious Halloween read-alouds.

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

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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