Halloween doesn’t have to be all about spooky and scary! It can be a lot of fun too. These Funny Halloween Books will get your boys reading and laughing – both pretty awesome things, wouldn’t you say?
We love Halloween around here. We decorate, we bake, we listen to those CDs with the Spooky Scary Skeletons song on it (that is our fav!)
And, of course, we get great Halloween books to read. Try this book list for boys – these books are sure to scare up some laughter!
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Funny Halloween Books for Boys
Pete the Cat is cute and funny. In Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins Pete shares the traditional 5 little pumpkins rhyme. There is not a lot of text here but the illustrations are great – as always. Silly is always expected with Pete. The witches are frogs! Wait until you see what Pete dresses up as.
Scaredy-Cat, Splat! Splat is a scaredy-cat and he doesn’t like being more silly than scary but he is. See what happens to Splat when the lights go out!
With a dad as a barber this young boy is ready to help out. Only his customers are just a tad unusual! Even Monsters Need Haircuts
A skeleton with hiccups? Yup! Skeleton Hiccups He goes through a lot of regular tasks all while having the hiccups. It is funny how they finally go away.
The rhyming text in this book is fun to read. If you are a musical family or just like to see a skeleton dancing (and falling apart!) you will like Halloween Hustle.
Funny Halloween Parady Books
Here are five funny parody books that are so much fun! I suggest reading (or re-reading) the original and then reading the Halloween version. It is great to have them side-by-side for comparison.
Here is one for boys who are past Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody is very funny. Here is one super line to give you a taste, “Goodnight skull. And goodnight shoe. Goodnight creature. Goodnight goo. And goodnight to the old werewolf hollering ‘Boo.” This is very well done and a howl!
Runaway Mummy: a Petrifying Parody is based on The Runaway Bunny. “If you run away,” she says, “I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!” Quite the switch from the cute little bunny story.
This book is a take on The Night Before Christmas. Halloween Night takes the verse pattern and turns it all about Halloween. “Twas Halloween night, and all through the house. Every creature was stirring, including the mouse.”
Honestly, this one was a surprise to find. Frankenstein by Ludworst Bemonster is a monstered out Madeline. It starts “In a creepy old castle, all covered with vines, lived twelve ugly monsters in two crooked lines.” If you read Madeline to your boy when he was young, he is going to love this one!
We are moving into zombie territory next so keep in mind that they are talking about eating brains etc. Not a book for the young. The Very Hungry Zombie: A Parody is a twist on The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Oh boy. This one is tough for a sensitive mom to take! It starts “A blood red moon shown down on a corpse that lay rotting beneath the ground.” It is a touch creepy, a bit demented and quite a lot ghoulish. The boys I know ate this one up (how’s that for a bad zombie joke!)
There you have it, 10 funny books to read to your boys at Halloween.
Here are the other books I mentioned earlier. Take a moment to take a look and pin them for later.