Happy first day of October! Halloween will be on our mind all month and one of our favorite ways to celebrate is by reading cute Halloween books! There are so many great ones out there and below is a list of our favorites.
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Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
This is one of our favorite Halloween books! It’s short and simple, but a lot of fun! I’ve heard many kids laugh over this story!
Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano
This is a follow up to Turkey Trouble (which we love) along with Turkey Claus, but you don’t have to read those other books to understand this one. It’s a really fun, creative take on Halloween that my kids thoroughly enjoy.
Eek! Hallowen! by Sandra Boynton
A fun, silly board book about a group of chickens who see many signs of Halloween and are trying to figure out what’s going on.
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli
A great story of patience, this book shows a pumpkin seed who longs to be a Jack-o-Lantern and all the stages of growth he goes through.
Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson
With a rhythmic text and a loveable skeleton who just wants to dance, this book is so much fun!
This short little poem is a classic and these are the two versions we’ve enjoyed. Dan Yaccarino also released a sequel this year called Five Little Pumpkins Came Back!
Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins
My kids have been really enjoying this sweet new release about a stemless pumpkin who longs to be chosen for a Jack-o-Lantern.
Little Blue Truck’s Hallween by Alice Schertle
We love Little Blue Truck and this lift the flap book is a lot of fun as kids have to guess who is hiding in each of the costumes.
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano
A square shaped pumpkin is sad about looking different than everyone else, until he is the only one who can save the day! I’ve used this in several preschool lessons.
Halloween Sky Ride by Elizabeth Spurr
A cute story about a witch heading to a party and all the Halloween creatures along the way who want to join her. It reminded me a little of the popular Room on the Broom book below!
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
My kids really enjoy this popular book. They love the short movie adaption of it as well!
Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow
My kids love these monkeys and this was a fun Halloween version of their story
Sir Simon by Cale Atkinson
This new release isn’t specific to Halloween, but it features a very loveable ghost and is such a cute and fun read! Read my full review.
I’m the Scariest Thing in The Castle by Kevin Sherry
My kids love the book I’m the Biggest Thing in The Ocean by the same author so they were delighted to find this Halloween board book in a similar style! It’s a quick, entertaining story.
The Witch Has an Itch by Donna Guthrie
This was a childhood favorite of mine and I had it memorized! It is a rhyming story of a witch who keeps itching whenever she tries to use her magic.
Frankie Stein by Lola Schaefer
In this sweet story a cute little boy is born to scary parents and they try everything to make him scary like them.
Zombie in Love and Zombie in Love 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio
These books could be great for Halloween or Valentine’s Day (or any other time of year!). It is a funny and cute story of a zombie in search of love.
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Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
It has a smooth, rhythmic text and all the fall time feels with the wonderful illustrations.
Where’s the Witch? by Ingela Arrhenius
I love how suited to babies and toddlers this one is with felt flaps for little hands to grab and a mirror to look at. It’s great to have a book the youngest member of our family can enjoy!
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Becky1 Oct 2018
Lots of great picture books! There are some here I hadn’t heard of, so thanks for sharing. ☺️
Stephanie2 Oct 2018
I’m so glad it was helpful! I’ve been surprised at how many options for Halloween books there are because I’ve found lots of new ideas on other people’s lists as well.