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Best Halloween Books for Kids

Discover the best sellers when it comes to Halloween books for kids. Fun, spooky, and enlightening books that are guaranteed to get your little one in the Halloween spirit.

Discover the best sellers when it comes to Halloween books for kids. Fun, spooky, and enlightening books that are guaranteed to get your little one in the Halloween spirit.

If you are looking to kick off the spooky season with some fun and festive reads then look no further, we have tracked down some of the best including books on ghosts, goblins, witches, and more.

Whether you are looking for a throwback favorite or something new to celebrate this fall holiday we have got you covered with reads that are perfect for both the littles and the bigs.

Top Halloween Books for Kids!

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything!

But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

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, then her bow, and then 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?

Ten Timid Ghosts

This bestselling counting book for beginning readers is filled with ghosts, a witch, and spooky fun!

It's Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: a mean witch has moved in and is planning to scare them out, one by one!

Young trick-or-treaters learn to count down from ten to one as each ghost flees from the witch's silly costumes and homemade props.

When the homeless ghosts gather in the woods, their fear turns to determination and they plot to get their house back.

Will the ghosts frighten the witch away in time for Halloween night? 

The Spooky Wheels On the Bus

A haunted Halloween bus ride that will have children singing with excitement.

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 the town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way.

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!

Pinkalicious Pink or Treat

Kids will have a pinkatastic Halloween with this fun storybook, which includes stickers.

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.

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch

Get in the fall spirit and join Biscuit on an adventure to find the perfect pumpkin in this board book!

What will Biscuit find in the pumpkin patch?

The perfect pumpkin and some friendly surprises! Join Biscuit, the much-loved little yellow puppy, for a fun fall outing.

This board book is a sweet and friendly celebration of fall and will help introduce preschoolers to that fall favorite: a visit to the pumpkin patch!

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan

Take a trip to the pumpkin patch in this funny Splat the Cat tale by bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton

This is a festive fall 8x8 storybook complete with more than 30 stickers, just right for Halloween.

When Splat goes to the pumpkin patch with Seymour, he’s determined to find the biggest pumpkin ever.

But when he finally does, Splat finds out the real challenge isn't the pumpkin picking—it's how to get the pumpkin home!

Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever

Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can't wait! He is going to have a party.

He and his friends will carve a jack-o'-lantern, bob for apples, and go trick-or-treating!

But there is one problem-Corduroy needs to choose a costume. What will he wear?

Llama Llama Trick or Treat

In Llama Llama Trick or Treat, little llama finds the perfect costume, picks out a pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern, and then goes trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends!

One Two Boo

Carve out family time for this Halloween read  -- the littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises!

At the Old Haunted House

There are all kinds of creatures in the house: a big Ma monster and her wee monsters two, a scrawny black cat and her wee kittens three, a green Pa goblin and his wee goblins four, and more!

Count along as the creatures prepare for the Halloween Fright.

Halloween Hustle

In the dark, a funky beat. Something white with bony feet. Skeleton dancing up the street, Doing the Halloween Hustle.

Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party―but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart!

Can Skeleton stay in one piece long enough to make it to the party?

I hope you enjoyed all of these amazing ideas for Halloween children's books.

One of our favorite things to do during the holidays whether it be for Halloween or Christmas (and the other holidays too) is to read books.

It makes for even more exciting times about the upcoming day.

If your children have been talking about Halloween and all its thrills and frills how about picking them up a few fun reads?