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  • Writer's pictureR.C. Chizhov

15 Best Halloween Books for Kids

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

With Halloween around the corner, here are 15 picture books to get your children excited about reading. We love these spooky reads at home with a bowl of candy!

1. Creepy Pair of Underwear

Jasper Rabbit makes a big discovery about his underwear when the lights go out in this hilarious story that will have kids laughing from start to finish.

2. A Spoonful of Frogs

Frogs are the most important ingredient in a witch’s favorite treat—but they are also the hardest to get into the cauldron!

3. The Night Before Halloween

This funny rhyming story takes on a life of its own with kooky goblins, monsters, and ghosts on—you guessed it—the night before Halloween.

4. Boris and Bella

Bella is the messiest monster in all of Booville. Her neighbor, Boris, is a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums his vampire bats. The only way to bring them together is a Halloween party!

5. How to Catch a Monster

Get ready to laugh along in this fun children's monster book as a brave young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that's been so scary night after night!

6. A Costume for Charly

Halloween is always tricky for Charly, and this year they are determined to find a costume that showcases both the feminine and masculine halves of their identity.

7. How to Make Friends with a Ghost

This beautiful picture book is the story of what you should do when you meet a ghost – like giving them their favorite snacks or telling them a bedtime story!

8. The Crayons Trick or Treat

The Crayons want to go trick-or-treating, but they're not sure what to say! Purple Crayon teaches the crayon box the magic words to say when they ring their neighbors' doorbells.

9. Monster Trouble

Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel—but she needs her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters won't let her be. Clever Winifred will have to make some careful traps to outsmart them!

10. Where's my Mummy?

Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime.

11. The Halloween Tree

Everyone knows most young saplings dream of becoming Christmas trees. But one grumpy, old tree who doesn't like lights, decorations, or people is determined to be different.

12. The Good, The Bad and The Spooky

Halloween is the Bad Seed’s favorite holiday of the year. But what’s a seed to do when he can’t find a show-stopping costume for the big night?

13. Monsters Never Get Haircuts The narrator of this book knows exactly what monsters are like: they never brush their hair or go to the dentist; they don’t wear glasses or play the piano or put on their shoes . . .

14. Meowl-O-Ween On Meowl-o-ween, cats slink by carved pumpkins and prepare to spook the trick-or-treaters parading the streets. But not all of the cats are enjoying the flashing lights and costumes.

15. Little Blue Truck's Halloween

Everyone's favorite, Little Blue Truck, is picking up his friends for a costume party. Beep! Beep!

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