Halloween Books for Kids

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It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re looking for some great Halloween books for kids, look no further. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to get you and your little ones in the spooky spirit. So grab the flashlight, get under the covers, and get ready to enjoy these books that are perfect for Halloween!

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change. By spring, a plant began to grow! Will Hubbell’s gentle story and beautifully detailed illustrations give an intimate look at the cycle of life.

Reading Age: 3-6 years

Hoot Howl Halloween by Becky Wilson

On Halloween, the moon shines bright, and SPOOKY noises fill the night…Hoot Howl Halloween is a fun sound book with 10 scary sounds! Explore the haunted house and press the buttons to hear ghosts wailing, witches cackling, bats flapping and bones jangling. This spooky book is written by Becky Wilson and illustrated by Samantha Meredith…Enter if you dare!

Check out the entire Halloween book collection from Cottage Door Press! We have a wide variety of Halloween books for kids, including sound, song, finger puppets, lift-a-flaps, and more!

Reading Age: 1-3 years

Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! by Don Freeman

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?

Reading Age: 2-4 years

Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak. Her pipes bang. And on windy days, the branches scritch-scratch at her windows. She tries to hold her breath and be as still as possible. If she’s on her best behavior, maybe a family will move in.

How will House ever find a family that doesn’t mind being haunted?

Reading Age: 4-8 years

Halloween Is Coming! by Cal Everett

Marching in the school parade

in frightening costumes that we’ve made;

Look around, the signs are clear,

Halloween is getting near!

Halloween is Coming is a lyrical celebration of the building excitement that children―and adults!―feel as the magical and mysterious night of Halloween approaches.

Reading Age: 4-8 years

Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman

Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light―because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!

Reading Age: 2-5 years

How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead

It’s Halloween night and something doesn’t seem quite right… When the Catch Club Kids head out to trick-or-treat, there are ghosts, goblins, and ghouls everywhere! Our heroes discover a witch on a broom has opened a magical portal that lets out spooky creatures all over the neighborhood. Follow along in this frightfully fun story as they set zany traps for the witch to close the portal and save Halloween before all the candy is gone!

How to Catch a Witch is a treat sure to delight young readers and educators alike with STEAM concepts and classic hilarity and chaos. The perfect Halloween gift or basket stuffer that kids ages 3-7 will love!

You’ve been waiting all year long to trick-or-treat with friends.

But wait―a witch is on the loose! We’ll catch her before night’s end!

Reading Age: 4-10 years

This Halloween, let your children enjoy a few pieces of candy and read a few Halloween books to get them ready for the holiday! These books are sure to have them ready to carve pumpkins and put on their costumes!

***All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon

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