13 Halloween Books for Children

Halloween is in less than two weeks! I am so excited. One of my favorite things about the holiday seasons ahead of us is the chance I get to pull out all of our holiday books and add them to our daily reading. I have loved getting our old favorite Halloween books out and finding some new ones to read as well.

Last week I shared some spooky stories to read with your little ones, and a few weeks ago I shared a fall booklist if you are interested in more stories to check out during this season. Today I am going to be sharing my top Halloween Books for Children.


Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton- I love this one so much because my daughter has memorized little pookie’s part in the book and will read his lines. It is so cute and so much fun to read together. A great book for the youngest readers.

Eek! Halloween by Sandra Boynton- Sandra Boynton is really one of my favorite authors for little readers, and this halloween book did not disappoint.

Frankenstein– I don’t love all the BabyLit books, but this was is one of my favorites, and a perfect addition to our Halloween book stack.

Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Dewdney- I love this short and sweet story for little readers and I especially love hearing my two year old ask for “llama llama.”

Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor- This older book is just lovely. It is fun to read and unique since it was written long ago.

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain- I love the Berenstain Bears and I love this Halloween story. The message is great and pulling this book off the shelf really brings back Halloween memories for me!

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz- I love the classic movie, and we will definitely be watching it on Halloween, but this book is fun to read too. I hope it will introduce my little one to the story and characters so when we watch the movie she can understand it a bit more.

No Such Thing by Ella Bailey – This new book about how there is no such thing as ghosts is one of my favorite Halloween books. I found it at our library and have loved reading it again and again. The pictures are so cute and the rhyming text is fun. I would highly recommend checking this one out!

Boo! Haiku by Deanna Caswell- This new Halloween book is also one of my favorites, and my daughter asks for it multiple times a day. The haiku gives clues about a Halloween character and you get to guess what it is. It is such a fun and creative book!

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman- This book has been around for a while, but it is new to me, and I love reading it. I love all the characters and their struggle to get their pumpkin off the vine so they can enjoy pumpkin pie on Halloween night!

One Witch by Laura Leuck- This fun little story about a witch making a gruesome brew doubles as a counting book. It is definitely a fun one to add to our Halloween shelf.

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin- I love Farmer Brown and all of his farm animals, and their Halloween story is so cute too.

Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth- This Halloween story is really interesting and unique. I loved it,  and it is very different from your traditional witches and ghosts and pumpkins stories. It might be geared toward older kids, but I love reading it as an adult as well.


What are some of your favorite Halloween Books? I still need to check out Little Blue Truck’s Halloween and Halloween Bugs, and there are still so many others I want to look into as well!

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