Best Halloween Books for Kids

by Samantha McIntyre

Best Halloween Books for Kids
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There’s excitement slowly brewing in the air as the countdown begins to the most special, spooky time of year! As you start searching for the coolest costume ideas for your kiddo, get them in the spirit of Halloween with these entertaining, eerie tales filled with witches, monsters, ghosts and goblins. These sweet stories may not give your little one goosebumps, but they will get them pumped for trick-or-treating! Check out our favorite ghostly tales to prepare for a super fun pumpkin carving, candy-filled fall season.


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The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills


Kids can count along while reading this fun Halloween twist on the classic children's song "Wheels on the Bus." This shadowy tale takes place in a ghost-filled town as six singing mummies, seven silly monsters, eight wacky witches and ten goofy ghosts tag along for the ride.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I LOVE the illustrations in this book! My son enjoys reading it year-round and honestly I don't mind!

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson


A friendly witch flies through the sky with a cat by her side but when a sudden gust blows away her hat, then her bow and her wand she picks up a few friends eager to find her magical treasures in exchange for a ride on her broom. But when trouble strikes will they come to her rescue once more? No telling "witch" way this story will end!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
We can not wait to read this book to our son! He loves the cartoon. So we are excited to add this book into our bedtime story rotation. We ordered the board book version and it came just as shown!

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Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell


This spooky tale takes tiny trick-or-treaters on a countdown as the ten timid ghosts flee in fear from their haunted home once a witchy tenant takes it over and scares them one by one. Once they band together, their new neighbor is no match for the ghostly gang. A "boo-tiful" brave bedtime story!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Love it. So cute and Halloween theme without being too scary.

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Llama Llama Trick or Treat Board Book by Anna Dewdney


"Llama Llama Trick or Treat" is a great way to introduce the tradition of Halloween to toddlers. As Llama Llama gets ready to go out trick or treating, little ones can learn about what to expect on the big night.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
My two year old adores everything Llama! He was over the moon with this book!

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


A walk through the woods tests the courage of The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Young readers will have to follow along to see how she proves that she's no "scaredy cat" when it comes to facing the spooky sounds lurking near.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Lots of laughs from the little ones with this book— a hit!

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Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex


Your little monster will howl with laughter at this spooky Halloween spoof of "Good Night Moon." "Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody" takes place in a creepy, dark tomb filled with monsters and mummies and a pot full of goo. While there are no skeletons in the closet, there are plenty of creepy crawlers to bid goodnight. No doubt, your kiddo will get a kick out of this New York Times bestselling picture book.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
My daughter is two and loves this book. We read it every night at bedtime. At first I thought the pictures might be a little scary for her but she loves the colors and images.

It's Raining Bats & Frogs by Rebecca Colby

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It's Raining Bats & Frogs by Rebecca Colby


A young witch named Delia doesn't want the soggy weather to rain on her parade, but when she casts a spell to create a clever alternative to those boring raindrops things get a bit messy. Delia and her fellow witches find out that it's hard to have fun when it's literally raining cats and dogs. Follow along the ride to discover Delia's ultimate rain check.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Not a witch fan in regards to Halloween but this is a cute light story.

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Little Blue Truck's Halloween Board Book by Alice Schertle


As Little Blue Truck heads to a costume party, he encounters his costumed pals along the way. Little ones must lift the flaps in this flip board book to reveal who is behind each mask while the mystery remains—what will the Little Blue Truck be for Halloween? Beep beep!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Little Blue Truck books do not disappoint, they are very cute. My son loves them all.