Here is a list of 17 of the best kids Halloween books. I love being able to celebrate the holidays with my kids. It’s like getting to relive a second childhood.
I have always loved Halloween even as an adult. But it’s even more fun now getting to decorate our home as a family. Discussing what costumes we want to make or buy. And the excitement of going trick-or-treating with my kids.
Not so spooky Halloween books for your kids
For the little ones who my find all the monster and ghouls a little terrifying these book are great to read with them.
Books from Sandra Boyton:
Pookie has a tough decision to make, he has to choose a costume to wear for trick-or-treating. Your little ones will enjoy finding out which one he finally picks.
Find out what’s making these chickens so nervous and what they plan to do in this adorable story.
Characters my kids love
My kids are familiar with the characters in these books from cartoon series on PBS Kids and Amazon Prime.
Your kids may be familiar with Pete the Cat from other books. Or from watching the cartoon series on Amazon Prime. This book is a spin-off from the Five Little Pumpkins song.
Pete the cat loves Halloween and candy. But not the Halloween surprises. Follow along on his trick or treating adventure.
Pinkalicious has to find a way to save Halloween in this pinktasic story! My daughter loves reading the Pinkalicious books. She loves pink so she can relate to Pinkalicious. Also, she likes watching the cartoon on PBS kids.
Splat the Cat doesn’t have a cartoon series but we have other Splat the Cat books and its a character my kids like. When Splat goes to the pumpkin patch he’s determined to find the biggest pumpkin. The only problem is, how will he get it home?
Arthur is another favorite cartoon for my kids on PBS kids. Arthur is a little scared of Halloween. He finds it a little too spooky but he learns that there is nothing to fear on Halloween night.
If you have read Cat and the Hat or watched the cartoon on PBS kids then they know how much trouble Thing 1 and Thing 2 can cause! YOur little ones can follow along on their silly costume adventure.
Spin-offs from Favorite Books
If your kids are familiar with Goodnight Moon, The Little Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, or the How to Catch series then they will love these books.
Your kiddos will find this parody of the classic Good Night Moon hilarious. The Goon is determined to run amok and not let any of the monsters go to bed.
This book is a spooky twist on The Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly tale. This little old lady will pretty much swallow anything.
A young ninja enters his bedroom closet to take on the monster that’s been lurking about.
Books from Mom and Dad’s Childhood
These are classic characters I remember from my childhood. And I’m excited to introduce my little ones to these characters that I loved reading about.
The Berenstain Cubs are in the forest on a camping trip. While in the forest they think they seen a ghost. Or is it someone playing a trick?
Papa Bear is in charge of Bear Country School’s Ghost Walk. He loves to make Halloween spooky. But will it be too scary for the cubs?
It’s Halloween and the cubs can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with their friends. But when someone plays a trick, things don’t go as planned.
Follow along as Little Critter and his family prepare for Halloween. An unfortunate event happens on Halloween night but everything ends well.
The classic tale of the Great Pumpkin! The Peanuts gang is ready to celebrate Halloween by getting dressed in costumes and going trick or treating. But Linus skips the Halloween activites to try and catch a glimpse of the Great pumpkin.
It’s Clifford and his friend’s favorite time of year. They get to wear costumes, play games, and best of all go trick-or-treating!
I love reading Halloween themed books with my little ones to get them excited for Halloween. Not that they need any encouragement. Once they see the stores stocking the Halloween candy the countdown begins!
I hoped you enjoyed this list of kids Halloween books! Which one are you going to read to your little ones? Let me know in the comments:)
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