If your parents don’t mind “scary” storytimes, this could be a fun theme near Halloween. It also might be best suited to a storytime for school-age children. For a craft, make one of these paper cutout zombies.
For song ideas, check out some children’s Halloween music CD’s, or rework some popular songs using Zombies. For example, try “Five Little Zombies Jumping on the Bed”, or “Five Little Zombies Swinging in a Tree.”Or, change “Wheels on the Bus” to “Zombies on the Bus,” go “Grrr,” ghosts go “Ooooh,” werewolves go “Howl,” and so forth.
Catrow, David. MONSTER MASH. A picture book version of the popular Halloween song.
DiPucchio, Kelly. ZOMBIE IN LOVE. Mortimer the zombie places an ad in the newspaper, looking for a girlfriend.
Evans, Cambria. BONE SOUP. A Halloween version of the classic “Stone Soup.”
Harris, Monica. WAKE THE DEAD. In this pun-filled tale, Henry makes so much noise he really does “wake the dead,” so he must get them back to their graves before his mother finds out.
Harvey, Alex. ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIES! An easy reader based on the TV series “Spongebob Squarepants;” in this comic tale Spongebob’s pet Gary starts biting people and turns them into zombies.
Kutner, Merrily. Z IS FOR ZOMBIE. Two-line rhymes highlight each letter in this scary alphabet book.
Markell, Denis. HUSH, LITTLE MONSTER. In this variation on the classic lullaby, a monster father promises his baby that a zombie family will visit.
Novak, Matt. NO ZOMBIES ALLOWED. Two witches go through the guest list for their annual Halloween party.
Reisner, Molly. I WAS A PENGUIN ZOMBIE! Using characters from the hit film “Madagascar,” Skipper goes to the vet, and the other penguins believe he has turned into a zombie.
Rex, Adam. FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH. Read one or two of these hilarious poems featuring monsters and creatures.
Reynolds, Aaron. SUPERHERO SCHOOL. When the teachers are kidnapped by ice zombies, the superhero students must come to the rescue.
Simon, Annette. ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN. In this cumulative tale with bright color cutout illustrations, two robots compete to see which is best.
Spradlin, Michael. THE MONSTER ALPHABET. Z is for Zombie in this delightful alphabet book.
Viorst, Judith. MY MAMA SAYS THERE AREN’T ANY ZOMBIES, GHOSTS, VAMPIRES, CREATURES, DEMONS, MONSTERS, FIENDS, GOBLINS, OR THINGS. The title says it all in this classic picture book.