Welcome to a world of spooks, thrills, and delightful chills—the realm of the best Halloween books for kids! As the leaves turn to fiery shades and the air carries a crisp, autumnal breeze, it's the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book that brings the magic of Halloween to life. In this carefully curated collection, you'll discover tales that ignite young imaginations, from friendly witches to mischievous ghosts, and from pumpkin adventures to mysterious pumpkins. Whether you're searching for giggles, gasps, or heartwarming lessons, these books have something enchanting to offer kids of all ages. So, prepare to journey into a world where every page is adorned with the spirit of Halloween, where stories come alive, and where the only thing scarier than the monsters under the bed is not reading these bewitching tales. It's time to celebrate the season of spookiness and wonder with the best Halloween books for kids!
#1. "The House That Gave Out Full Size Candy Bars" by Adalyn & McKenna Vidoni
#2. "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman
In this enchanting tale, a witch aspires to craft the grandest pumpkin pie for Halloween, yet the pumpkin she's grown is colossal, firmly tethered to its vine. Not even the ghost, vampire, or mummy can budge it. Fortunately, a bat swoops in to save the day!
#3. "Eek! Halloween!" by Sandra Boynton
In this quirky narrative, peculiar occurrences abound. Even the chickens are behaving strangely, witnessing eerie sights like a pumpkin with twinkling eyes and a mouse of epic proportions. Is it all because Halloween is on the horizon?
#4. "Plinky Witch and the Grand Halloween Scheme" by Liz Cooper
Delight in the charming tale of Plinky Witch, who dreams of turning Halloween into an everyday event, an idea fervently pursued by the Happy Broomsticks Club. Yet, their efforts yield extraordinary consequences, weaving a heartwarming story of determination, collaboration, and friendship.
#5. "The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!" by Elaine Bickell
This adorable Halloween story features a young ghost who attempts to spook someone, only to discover she's lost her "BOO!" No matter how hard she tries, she can't seem to find it.
#6. "Halloween Is Coming!" by Cal Everett
Get ready for Halloween excitement with this fun, rhyming read-aloud book designed for children aged 4-8. It's a great choice to build anticipation for the spooky season.
#7. "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson
Perfect for family reading, this captivating story marks the beginning of Halloween celebrations. Join a friendly witch and her animal companions on an adventure filled with kindness, camaraderie, and daring escapades.
#8. Don't Push the Button! A Halloween Treat by Bill Cotter
Your toddler or preschooler will enjoy this cute story and trick-or-treating with Larry. Kids will have fun pushing the button, scratching Larry's tummy, and shaking the book in this interactive story.
#9. "The Halloween Tree" by Susan Montanari
This heartwarming, funny, and charming picture book, perfect for children aged 3-5, tells the tale of a tree with a unique dream. Unlike most saplings that aspire to become Christmas trees, this tree, old and cantankerous, yearns to be a Halloween tree!
#10. "The Roll-Away Pumpkin" by Junia Wonders
Join a little girl on her delightful quest as she chases her enormous pumpkin through town. This beautifully illustrated Halloween picture book is a perfect choice for preschool and kindergarten children.