Elementary & Early Childhood Educators! Trick-or-Treat!


TOR Furry THalloween has gotten complicated, has it not?  Candy is often against school health parameters and the holiday is not in sync with many family cultures and traditions.

Yet, there is such a JOY in costumes, a joy in kids telling us the stories of who they will BE for Halloween.  Halloween is a holiday of imagination and story. 

Curious City, a creative children’s book marketing and literacy company, hopes to increase the access to stories on Halloween (and year round) and use the holiday to facilitate student book discovery.



100 Scary, Mysterious & Fantastical Stories for Students

Using children’s book excerpts, book trailers, slideshows of sequential illustrations and audiobook clips, TRICK OR REATERS is offering 100 free story teasers to introduce kids (ages 12 and under) to new authors and books.  Explore the growing list of stories here.

Look to the right of the page to see how your kids can select stories by Age-o-Meter, Scare-o-Meter or Choose Your Treat (keywords).

Many of the stories also have free downloadable activities!

Everything is FREE and students’ information is not requested nor recorded in any way.




What is the best way to use TRICK OR REATERS?  That is for you to decide, clever ones!  For whatever you choose, we offer a collection of free B&W flyers for you to print and share with students.

Some educators are:

  • Sharing the website on their blog for families
  • Printing the flyers and sending them home in folders
  • Stuffing Trick-or-Treat bags with flyers at school & at home
  • Using TRICK OR REATERS stories for 10/31 read aloud’s