15 Halloween Children’s Books

Halloween is such an exciting time of year and I know most kids plan their entire year around this ONE day. We tend to plan for Halloween the day after Halloween, giving ourselves an entire year to plan. It’s amazing to see my kids’ eyes light up when they’re able to express themselves through their favorite character.

Halloween doesn’t always have to be about trick or treating and dressing up, or dragging your kids to numerous events. It can also be a great time to gather around with your kids and read, too. Here are a few books to sit down and read to or with your children with some very, familiar characters.

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The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat (First Time Books)
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. Plus the book includes over 50 bonus stickers! 
Room on the Broom
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, the her bow, the 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 Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch- where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme! 
Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Beep! 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?

The Spooky Wheels On The Bus is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song The Wheels On The Bus with a few ghoulish tricks and treats up its sleeves! Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way. 

Ten Timid Ghosts

Count back from ten to one with this colorful counting book for beginning readers filled with witches, ghosts, and haunted houses.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Peanuts)
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! 
Peppa's Halloween Party (Peppa Pig: 8x8)
It’s the spookiest time of year! Peppa and her family play outside in the leaves, carve pumpkins, and dress up in costumes for a Halloween party with all of their friends.

Join Pete the Cat from New York Times bestselling artist James Dean as he goes trick-or-treating in this lift-the-flaps book! 
The Night Before Halloween
Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters in this fun-filled book by author of The Night Before Easter?
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

Desmond and Clayton must work together to win the Biggest Pumpkin competition, in this popular bestselling picture book. Once there were two mice who fell in love with the same pumpkin….
Desmond the field mouse wants to carve the biggest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood with his pumpkin. Clayton the house mouse wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest with his. But when they discover that their choice pumpkins are actually the same one, Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to grow the biggest pumpkin ever!

Little Vampire's Big Smile: Children's Board Book (Little Bird Stories)

Did you know that the tooth fairy visits little monsters, too? Meet Little Vampire and his adorable monster friends! With fun characters and a simple story line, this chunky little board book supports early literacy skills.
Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!
Pinkalicious can’t believe it: The mayor has canceled Halloween because a storm has knocked out the town’s power. No Halloween means no Halloween candy. No Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. No Halloween trick-or-treating. No Halloween holiday parties. And worst of all, no Halloween costumes. Pinkalicious has the perfect Pinkagirl costume and she absolutely has to wear it.
Superhero Pinkagirl would find a way to save Halloween, and Pinkalicious decides she will too. All she needs to do is figure out a way to get the town’s lights back on. The lights don’t come on—here’s what happens: Pinkalicious persuades the Mayor to have a Halloween party in the park in front of City Hall—from all over town, folks come with their flashlights, their pink pumpkins, and goodies to share.
Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat! comes with a sheet of stickers kids can use to decorate Pinkalicious’s town for Halloween.

Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes! Clown, witch, knight, or ghost–what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?

Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger!: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood)
Put on your costume and join your friends from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for a Halloween celebration in this board book with flaps!

It’s Halloween in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Daniel Tiger and his friends can’t wait to celebrate! Come along with Daniel, Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, and Prince Wednesday as they pick out their creative costumes and march in a Halloween parade! This board book features lift-and-reveal flaps on each spread.

May you and your family have the best day ever and always remember to be safe! 


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