October is a perfect time to pull out all the creepy, scary and sometimes gross poems in your poetry library. We have a great list of poems to start your fun Halloween Poetry Teatime!

Read-Aloud Poems for Young People

  • Goblin Feet by J.R.R. Tolkien, p. 321
  • The Ride-By-Nights by Walter de la Mare, p. 322
  • The Witches’ Song by William Shakespeare, p. 323
  • Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott, p. 330-331
  • Bats by Randall Jarrell, p. 34-35
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, p. 272-275

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

  • October by Maurice Sendak, p. 45
  • This Is Halloween by Dorothy Brown Thompson, p. 46
  • Lazy Witch by Myra Cohn Livingston, p. 46
  • Some One by Walter de la Mare, p. 200
  • Something Is There by Lilian Moore, p. 200
  • Ghosts by Harry Behn, p. 200
  • hist whist - e.e. Cummings
  • The Darkling Elves - Jack Prelutsky

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