It’s almost Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than by reading some Halloween books with your kids! We have to still make sure they aren’t too spooky, we did have one fail there, but there are so many cute ones out there! We keep finding more, but here are 19 of the best Halloween books for children. What is fun about this list is some are very obvious Halloween, while others can be read throughout the Fall or even beyond!
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Witches, Monsters and other Creatures Books
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler: Bonaparte is a skeleton who has a problem with his bones falling off every once in a while. He’s nervous about starting school and losing his bones at school. His friends help him solve his problem!
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley: While not directly about Halloween, it’s about a Monster which brings on Halloween! This book is so fun with different shapes building into a monster on each page!
Mouse’s First Halloween by Lauren Thompson: The mouse’s first books are so great for this age group. The pictures are always great and in this book Mouse exploring for his first Halloween is very fun to read with your kids.
My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck: The cutest mama/son book for monsters! All the “monstery” ways that mama takes care of her monster son.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson: This books is so cute, with great rhythm and rhyme. It’s all about a witch, her broom, the friends that she makes and how she makes room for them on her broom.
The Monstore by Tara Lazar: Zack gets a monster to scare his sister, who won’t leave him alone, at the Monstore. Unfortunately the monster plan backfires on him. It might not be specifically Halloween, but it’s about monsters and so very cute!
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats by Ann Earle: This is a non-fiction book, so while it isn’t a Halloween book but bats make you think of Halloween! We are in a big non-fiction mode and this book is a great way to learn more about bats! There are also instructions on how to build a bat house, which is now on our to do list.
Trick or Treat Books
Danny and the Dinosaur: Happy Halloween by Syd Hoff: Danny and the Dinosaur holds magical powers for Sadie and this one worked just as well. Danny takes the Dinosaur trick or treating and of course there are some complications and added benefits due to his size. Cute and fun for Halloween!
Halloween Surprise by Corinne Demas: Lily has a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween and tries all kinds of costumes before finding the perfect one.
Happy Halloween Mittens by Lola M Schaefer: Mittens wants to help decorate for Halloween but can’t figure out how to help, until he helps make the ghost just perfect. Very cute I Can Read book.
We’re Off to Find the Witches House by Richard Krieb: A group of trick-or-treaters are on their way to the witches house and meet some creepy creatures on the way! Very cute, and very enjoyable rhythm and rhyme.
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli: This book was a hit with both the girls. This is a cute story starting with a pumpkin seed who wants to be scary. He tries this by shouting boo at various different creatures and items. The wind tells it to wait, he will be scary soon enough. We follow the seed as it grows into a pumpkin and then a jack-o-lantern.
Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer: We love cats and have really loved learning about pumpkins. A cute book where you learn about pumpkins along with the cat.
Pumpkin Day by Candice Ransom: Heading to the pumpkin patch with the family to find the perfect pumpkins for everyone. A good Autumn Step Into Reading.
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins by Katie McKy: A family has a pumpkin business, but what happens when a town gets overrun by pumpkins growing everywhere! We loved this one!
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan by Rob Scotton: Splat needs to find the very best pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. The best pumpkin is also the biggest, and how does he get it home? We do enjoy Splat the Cat and this one is as cute as the others.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams: A fun book about a woman being chased by different items that don’t scare her! Such fun rhythm in the words that keep the kids entertained. A touch of spooky that really isn’t scary.
Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton: Come on, it’s Sandra Boynton! It’s a cute and silly book, like her others, and we actually read it all year round!
There Was anOld Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro: A Halloween feel for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Very cute and Halloween fun!
Have you enjoyed getting into the Halloween spirit with your kids by reading them books? What books would you add to this list? Want to see some book suggestions for infants and young toddlers? Check out my post here.
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