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Best Halloween Books for Kids

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Room on the Broom by by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Halloween books for kids

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

Halloween books for kids

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween, all the while teaching children about the difference between right and wrong!

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s Halloween and Brother and Sister can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell

Halloween books for kidsIt’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: a mean witch has moved in and is planning to scare them out, one by one! Young trick-or-treaters learn to count down from ten to one as each ghost flees from the witch’s silly costumes and homemade props. When the homeless ghosts gather in the woods, their fear turns to determination and they plot to get their house back. Will the ghosts frighten the witch away in time for Halloween night?

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Kara McMahon (Adapter), Charles M. Schulz (Author), Scott Jeralds (Illustrator)

Halloween books for kids

Spooky tricks and hilarious treats abound in this retelling of the beloved Halloween special that comes with holographic foil and embossing on the cover!

Celebrate Halloween with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang!

It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?

Grandma Witch: Adventure Four by Julia Gousseva

Halloween books for kids

Yes, I wrote this book, so, of course, I think it’s great, but you can decide for yourself.

Baba Yaga, the Russian witch, captured the Guardian of Light and immersed the whole forest into total darkness.

A little girl was kidnapped by a three-headed dragon.

It is up to Alex and Katie to save the little girl, defeat the evil dragon, and bring sunlight back into the forest.

Alex and Katie have to be brave and clever as they cross dangerous rivers, face the hut on chicken legs, create life-saving potions, and restore order in the world of Russian fairy-tales.

Listen to an except from Grandma Witch: Adventure Four, narrated by Rebecca Lea McCarthy:


Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson (Author), Kevan J. Atteberry (Illustrator)

Halloween books for kidsIn the dark, a funky beat. Something white with bony feet. Skeleton dancing up the street, Doing the Halloween Hustle. Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party—but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart! Can Skeleton stay in one piece long enough to make it to the party?


Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by James Dean

Halloween books for kids

Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door.

With over ten flaps that open to reveal fun spooky surprises, this book is spooktacular!



What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

Halloween books for kids

Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!

What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly silly story about a narrator terrorized by an empty pair of pants (which happens to be equally terrified of the narrator) works perfectly well the rest of the year, too, delivering a timeless message about fear and tolerance to boot. Scaredy-pants of all ages will quiver with delight!

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace (Author), Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)

Halloween books for kids

Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that’s been so scary night after night! But what if things aren’t what they seem and our monster isn’t scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?

If you dare to travel beyond the closet door and into the land of the monsters… you might just find the very best reward of all. But with robots, lava pie, and a smattering of traps―catching monsters is no easy business!

Is there a monster living in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? Parents and children will love sharing this fun and inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren’t always as scary as they seem.

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle (Author), Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Halloween books for kidsBeep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?
With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!




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