Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it? In our house, we love reading bedtime stories and I try to keep seasonal books handy to make it a more fun experience for everyone. I pick up most of our books from the library and then I buy a few of the ones they adore each year to add to our collection
Halloween Book Favorites
There are so many fun Halloween books for kids out there, that I could make a list a mile long, but below are a few of our current favorites! I’ve linked all the must have books to make it easy for you to make your list.
Must have Halloween Books
UPDATE 2022: I have revised this post to include some of our new favorite Halloween books for kids. You can find all of the newer choices at the bottom of this post.
How to Make Friends with a Ghost
If you like Children’s Halloween books with pretty illustrations like I do then this book is definitely for you.
Bonaparte Falls Apart
This little guy seems to lose his bones everywhere and his monster friends try to come up with solutions to help.
Gilbert the Ghost
Gilbert might be different than his other ghost friends and his story helps inspires children to be themselves and it will all pay off. One of the prettiest of our Halloween books for kids list.
The Scariest Book Ever
Ok, this book is one of my favorites, its quirky sense of humor and the conversational vibe had me chuckling the whole time I was reading.
No Such Thing
Are there no such things as ghosts? Your little ones will love searching for ghosts hiding on each page.
Cats’ Night Out
These cats love to dance! Enjoy this rhythmic story about how much fun cats have at night.
BY THE LIGHT OF THE HALLOWEEN MOON
A story about what can happen if you leave your feet hanging over the dock. A funny story that’s not too scary for your little readers.
SEED, SPROUT, PUMPKIN, PIE
An educational book about how pumpkins grow and so much more. We love incorporating this book into our homeschool day
THE UGLY PUMPKIN
A similar story to the ugly duckling but perfect for the Halloween season. I just love this story and the lessons it teaches each time we read.
my girls are always asking to read this one. A sweet story about my girls two favorite things… ballet and Halloween
LITTLE SPIDER (FINGER PUPPET BOOK)
I have yet to meet a baby who doesn’t like this Halloween book. Simple and sweet and so much fun
FRANKENSTEIN: A BABYLIT ANATOMY PRIMER
We love Babylit books and this one is no exception. It’s a book that works for all three ages. A must for your shelf filled with Halloween books.
B IS FOR BOO: A HALLOWEEN ALPHABET
The illustrations in the book are amazing and it’s the perfect book for my oldest to read to my youngest as she goes through the alphabet.
A HALLOWEEN SCARE IN FLORIDA
There is a book for almost every city in this series. Your kids will love reading about (and learning about) the place they live. Such a great pick for this year’s Halloween books.
This storyline is so darn cute and the way the skeleton gets rid of his hiccups is hilarious to my girls. There will surely be some giggles with this Halloween book.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: HALLOWEEN
This is a great book for my oldest daughter who is learning to read because of the easy text. This Halloween book talks about all the fun parts that come along with the holiday and what makes it so much fun.
THE PUMPKIN PATCH PARABLE
Now, this is just the sweetest story. A farmer turns a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light.
Did you know I have an Amazon shop with my favorite Halloween book picks that I update regularly?!
You’ll find all my favorites HERE
Really hope you can find books that your family will love. Picking and reading Halloween books is one of our favorite things to do and actually made its way on our Halloween bucket list.
What are some of your favorite Halloween books? I would love to hear if you have one that you love that’s not on my list. Leave me a comment below and let me know!
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