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Top 15 Favorite Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Spooky season is here along with the scary movies and haunted houses.


Some of the best Halloween activities to do in October are Trick or Treating, Haunted Houses, Trails, and Hayrides, Costume Parties, and watching Halloween movies.


If you’re looking for a list of Family-Friendly Halloween Movies, check out my post 15 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies & Where to Watch Them.



Halloween season can be very busy for kids of all ages.


If you’re looking for more Halloween related activities, there are so many great Halloween children’s picture books to read.


Check out this great list of the best Halloween Books for Kids to enjoy with your family.


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Where can I get books?


- Public Library


One of the best ways to read an assortment of Halloween children’s books is by going to the public library.


My daughter got her very own library card at our local public library. She can go in and pick out as many books as she’d like from the children’s section.


Our public library is quite large, so the child’s section has a lot to choose from.


One of our favorite things about our public library is the activities. They hold daily activities all year long, which include story time, crafts, and movie afternoon. These activities are in a separate area of our library so the kids can make noise without disturbing anyone.



- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


My children have been signed up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination library since they were babies. They may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s a great way to expand your child’s collection.


Dolly Parton started Imagination Library to help get books into the hands of all children no matter what their family's income was. It's so important for all young readers to have access to books and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a great way to do that.


If you are interested in signing your child up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, you can check for availability and Sign-up Here.



- School Library


Your child can choose their own Halloween children’s books from the school library.


My daughter loves library day at school and is always coming home with some great books we can read together as a family.


If your child is interested in reading Halloween books, they can pick out some Halloween themed books to bring home.



What are some Halloween Children’s Books?


1. Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever! by Don Freeman


One of my favorite childhood stories was Corduroy so I love seeing him on adventures in more books. Corduroy is having a great time with his friends going pumpkin picking, raking leaves, and painting decorations, but he needs help picking out his costume. What will Corduroy end up being for Halloween?



2. How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead


It’s Halloween night and there are little monsters all over town. A mean witch has opened a portal to release all the creatures into the neighborhood. Now the kids must catch the witch and close the portal to save the candy on this Halloween.



3. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain


The little kids are going trick or treating, but things do not go as planned when they decide to go to a spooky house. They are surprised to learn who lives there and learn a valuable lesson in being kind to everyone.



4. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills


If you love the classic Wheels on the Bus, then you’ll love this Halloween version. Join the monsters on this bus as they ride around town and sing along while you read this great book.



5. How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace


A young boy is about to be surprised when he heads into his closet dressed as a ninja to catch a monster. Will this monster be scary or will be make a new friend?



6. Clifford's Halloween by Norman Bridwell


Our friend Clifford the Big Red Dog is going trick or treating. Clifford joins his friends for some Halloween fun dressing up and playing games. What should Clifford dress up as for Halloween?



7. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams


There was a little old lady who was not afraid of everything but walking through the woods heard some scary sounds. She was not afraid of some of the scary things she saw, at least not all of them.




8. The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing


This adorable Halloween book is set to the classic Night Before Christmas poem. Follow along as timid ghosts to black cats and a friendly witch meet human trick or treaters on Halloween night.



9. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Kara McMahon


Charlie Brown and friends are waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise out of the pumpkin patch to deliver toys to the boys and girls. Go trick or treating, bobbing for apples, and dress up with the Peanuts gang this Halloween night.



10. Trick or Treat, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer


Halloween is coming and Litter Critter gets ready by going costume shopping, pumpkin picking, and he has a party at school. Join Little Critter when he goes trick or treating on Halloween night.



11. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler


A friendly little witch goes for a ride on her broom and loses some of her belongings along the way. Thankfully, she comes across some helpful animal friends who hop on her broom with her as they find her lost belongings.



12. Don't Push the Button! A Halloween Treat by Bill Cotter


This spooky story follows a monster who is almost done trick or treating and only has one house left, but it looks like an old haunted house. Don't go up and ring the doorbell at the house or they may be monsters there



13. Little Blue Truck's Halloween by Alice Schertle


This interactive flap book lets kids follow along as little blue truck picks up his friends for a costume party. Is everyone in the Halloween spirit? What are blue truck and his friends wearing for Halloween costumes?



14. The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John


It's Halloween, Bad Seed's favorite holiday, but he can't find a costume. Will he ruin Halloween for everyone because he can't find a costume he likes, or can he be a good seed? Follow this fun book to see if he can still find the fun of Halloween night.



15. Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds


Jasper Rabbit is not afraid of anything, until the lights go out and his underwear glow in the dark. What is he supposed to do when he can't get rid of his creepy underwear? Strange things happen when the lights go out at night.




It is so much fun to read some of our favorite books as a family from board books to pop up books. My kids love to climb into bed every night to read together before going to sleep.


You can find a great Halloween Book to read this season with your young children.



There are some great fall-themed books you can read all fall long. Check out our list of 20 Best Fall Books for Preschoolers.


If you want to read your younger children a bedtime story all year long, check out this list of Top 10 Favorite Bedtime Stories.



Do you love reading with your children?


What are your favorite Halloween books you like to read together?


Be sure to comment below!


Happy Halloween!



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