When I first started posting about our favorite children’s Halloween reads, I had big plans to share as many as possible. Last week we were so busy and things didn’t go as planned. So, I missed out on a few posts. Today I thought I’d share a bunch of our favorite Halloween reads for this season!
First, let’s start with the board books. Of course, this was hard to pick just a few Halloween board books because there are so many adorable board books for toddlers, but we chose these two.
The Best Classic Halloween Stories – Board Book Collection
We picked up this set from Costco last month. It contains eight different favorite Halloween stories in board book format for toddlers. You get all of these stories:
- Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
- Hooray for Halloween
- Five Little Monkeys
- Halloween Mice!
- Ollie’s Halloween
- Sheep Trick or Treat
- Trick or Treat
- Boo, Bunny!
It’s a very nice collection for your little ones. The books are good quality and have gorgeous illustrations!
B is for BOO – A Halloween Alphabet
by Greg Paprocki
A great introduction to the alphabet for babies and toddlers. The illustrations are perfect and have a vintage children’s book feel. There are twenty-six different illustrations throughout the book to teach all about Halloween to our little ones while they visualize the alphabet and learn the sounds as you read. A perfect addition to the Halloween shelf that I plan on keeping even when my little ones are grown!
by Jean Marzollo and Hans Wilhelm
This is a super simple rhyming read for young readers with beautiful, colorful illustrations. It’s all about trick-or-treating cats causing trouble. There isn’t much of a story, but we still enjoy reading this one every year.
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
by Joe Troiano, Susan Banta (Illustrator)
Spookley was different than all the other pumpkins. He was square, and the other pumpkins made fun of him and thought that he was worthless. Spookley finally gets the chance to prove that he’s just as good as all the others. Will he prevail?
This one is certainly a keeper. It’s a cute story that sends a strong message to children about the importance of kindness and that it’s not right to make fun of others. A cute story with colorful illustrations! The movie is also a family favorite.
I Like Pumpkins
by Jerry Smath
A cute Halloween story about the different sizes of pumpkins. Some are big, some are small, some are scary, some aren’t at all. The story shows many different ways we use pumpkins during the Halloween season. Easy to read for young ones and the end of the book has a few seek and finds.
We’re Going on a Spooky Ghost Hunt (A StoryPlay Book)
The Pumpkin Smasher
Love Monster and the Scary Something (Love Monster)
by Rachel Bright
Love Monster just can’t sleep and the night becomes spookier. Is something out there to get him? Love Monster must be brave. Follow along to see if he can overcome his fears.
Although this isn’t technically a Halloween book, we love this one for this time of year. The best illustrations!
Happy Halloween, Snoopy!
Better than candy, “Happy Halloween, Great Pumpkin!” is a great gift-giving opportunity, coinciding as it does with the Great Pumpkin TV special, the most popular of the Peanuts cartoon specials. Full color.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!
Room on the Broom
Gus And The Baby Ghost (Gus the Ghost)
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
by Charles M. Schulz
We read this book every year and even when it’s not Halloween. Ours is a 1972 printing and a Charles Schulz favorite all about Linus and his belief in the Great Pumpkin. He gives up trick-or-treating to wait for the Great Pumpkin on Halloween night and just about the only person who believes he might be on to something is Sally.
“Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween Night. ” – Linus
Will the Great Pumpkin bring toys and visit Linus this year? Follow along to find out!
How to Catch a Monster
with claws, and teeth, and hair,
and tonight, I’m going to scare him!
He lives just right through there…
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. In the end, maybe the monster is just looking for a friend!
A Ghost, A Witch, And A Goblin
The Raven and other poems
I hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite children’s Halloween reads.