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Best Children's Books - Halloween Edition [2024]

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Warning: This list of children's books about Halloween contains one book that might just make Halloween your child's favorite holiday! 🎃🎅

25 Best Halloween Books For Children

Dive into the Spook-tacular World of Halloween Children's Books!

A TOP PICKS List for the Best Children's Books - Halloween Edition [2024]
A TOP PICKS List for the Best Children's Books - Halloween Edition [2024]

Best Children's Books Halloween Edition [2024's Best 25]

By James Emery Lovitt Jr.

"When Halloween Took Over Christmas" Best children's Holiday book for 2024. Topping our list of children's books about Halloween, this tale takes readers on a mesmerizing journey as Halloween decides it wants a piece of the Christmas joy. A fresh twist that merges two beloved celebrations. A delightful READ ALOUD children's rhyming storybook and oversized picture book that seamlessly merges the excitement of Halloween with the warmth of Christmas. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS NEW HALLOWEEN-CHRISTMAS BOOK!

By Julia Donaldson

"Room on the Broom" is among the favorite children's books about Halloween, this story showcases a witch and her cat making new friends during their spooky adventures. This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations with a sweet-but-slightly-spooky story that makes it an ideal gift book.

By Linda Williams

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything". Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. Venture with a brave old lady as she encounters unexpected spooky guests. A quintessential addition to any collection of children's books about Halloween.

By Stan & Jan Berenstain

"The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat". It’s Halloween and Brother and Sister can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned. Join the Bear family in this exciting addition to children's books about Halloween. A lesson on honesty and Halloween fun awaits readers.

By Michael Rex

"Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody". Goodnight tomb. Goodnight Goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon. For lovers of children's books about Halloween, this parody of "Goodnight Moon" introduces a spooky twist that will delight young readers before bedtime. A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

by Alice Walstead

A New York Times and USA Today bestseller from the hit How to Catch series! Do YOU have what it takes to snatch a Halloween witch?

"How to Catch a Witch". It's Halloween night and something doesn't seem quite right... When the How to Catch 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 let 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!

By Sonali Fry

"The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin". This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween! A seasonal twist on a classic, this title stands out in collections of children's books about Halloween, following a little pumpkin on its adventurous journey. A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!

By Janet Schulman

10 trick-or-treaters

on a dark and spooky night

out to get some candy

or give someone a fright.

Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy. Countdown with ten trick-or-treaters in this engaging Halloween tale, a must-read among children's books about Halloween.

By Adam Rex

"Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich". Discover Frankenstein's culinary skills in this hilarious addition to children's books about Halloween, ensuring giggles and fun. Being a monster isn't all frightening villagers and sucking blood. Monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein's cupboard is bare, Wolfman is in need of some household help, and it's best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?

10. "Bone Soup"

By Cambria Evans

"Bone Soup". Known across the land for his infamous appetite, Finnigin is never seen without his eating stool, his eating spoon, and his gigantic eating mouth. When Finnigin finds himself in a new town on Halloween, he hopes to join a great feast with the creatures who live there. But not a body or soul will share any of their food with the ever-famished Finnigin. So what’s a hungry skeleton to do? Armed only with his wits and a special ingredient, will Finnigin be able to stir up a cauldron’s worth of Halloween magic? A Halloween rendition of the classic "Stone Soup," this standout among children's books about Halloween offers a lesson on sharing and collaboration.

By Will Hubbell

"Pumpkin Jack". When his beloved jack-o'-lantern starts to decompose, Tim puts it outside and watches it transform from pumpkin―to seed―to pumpkin again.

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. Delving deep into the lifecycle of a pumpkin, this narrative is both educational and a heartwarming addition to children's books about Halloween.

By Doreen Cronin

"Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat". From the famed "Click, Clack" series, this Halloween edition earns its spot among must-have children's books about Halloween. New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s beloved Halloween story is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read! Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.

By J. Elizabeth Mills

"The Spooky Wheels on the Bus". It's Halloween night! Celebrate and sing along with this bestselling, spooky twist on the classic Wheels on the Bus song!

One spooky bus goes RATTLE and SHAKE,



One spooky bus goes RATTLE and SHAKE,

All through the town.

Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way! Eye-catching art and a bouncy, countdown rhyme is sure to make this a read-aloud favorite! An eerie take on a favorite children's song, this version easily finds its place among cherished children's books about Halloween.

By Eve Bunting

"Scary, Scary Halloween". With stunning illustrations and a suspenseful narrative, this title is a captivating addition to children's books about Halloween. I peer outside, there’s something there That makes me shiver, spikes my hair. It must be Halloween. Green eyes watch from the dark as skeletons dance, goblins skip, and ghosts float by. Come along to find a scary, scary surprise! With rhythm, rhyme, and just the right amount of fright, this is the perfect spooky story to share on Halloween!

By Charlotte Gunnufson

"Halloween Hustle". Dancing skeletons and rhythmic verses make this a vibrant and catchy choice among children's books about Halloween. In the dark, a funky beat. Something white with bony feet. Skeleton dancing up the street, Doing the Halloween Hustle. Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party―but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart! Can Skeleton stay in one piece long enough to make it to the party?

By Jon Stone

"Another Monster at the End of This Book". In this sequel, furry old Grover is still fearful of monsters--and he learns that there's another one at the end of this book! Just who is the monster at the end of this book? An interactive classic, this book not only stands out among children's books about Halloween but also in the broader realm of children's literature.

By Kristen L. Depken

"One, Two... Boo!" Carve out family time for this Halloween read -- the littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises! A playful hide-and-seek tale, this book is both interactive and a delightful addition to children's books about Halloween. With a die-cut cover, adorable illustrations, and a flap on every page, this sturdy little board book is the perfect Halloween gift for trick-or-treaters everywhere.

By Marjorie Dennis Murray

"Halloween Night". Trick or treat! It's Halloween night and all are preparing, for a wickedly wonderful evening of scaring. With zombies and banshees and mummies galore, read this book once and you'll come back for more! Incorporating rhythmic verses and spooky scenes, this title deserves its spot on any list of essential children's books about Halloween.

By Katie McKy

"Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins". A tale about the joys and challenges of pumpkin farming, it's a unique yet fitting addition to children's books about Halloween. The perfect book for fall! What happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins? What do José and his well-intentioned brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step into Pumpkin Town and see!

By Junia Wonders

"The Roll-Away Pumpkin". A whimsical chase after a runaway pumpkin ensures this title's spot among entertaining children's books about Halloween. A wonderful & whimsical autumn tale! "Marla Little's pumpkin is rolling away! Can she catch it before it's gone forever? Readers both young and young at heart will delight in this lovely, whimsical tale." -BookBub

By Erica Silverman

"Big Pumpkin". A little bat uses brains over brawn in this not-so-scary Halloween picture book. The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. With a theme of teamwork, this narrative stands out among children's books about Halloween, delivering both entertainment and a valuable lesson.

By Kazuno Kohara

"Ghosts in the House!" A sweet tale about a girl who moves into a haunted house, it's a charmingly different choice among children's books about Halloween. At the edge of town lives a clever girl with a spooky problem: Her house is haunted! Luckily, she happens to be a witch and knows a little something about taking care of ghosts. It's just the right mix of sweet and scary for the youngest trick-or treaters.

By Rebecca Colby

"It's Raining Bats & Frogs". A witch's attempt to change rainy weather leads to unexpected results, making this a memorable addition to children's books about Halloween. Using her best magic, Delia changes the rain to cats and dogs. At first this goes over quite well, but she quickly realizes the animals cause a few issues. She must change the rain again! This time to hats and clogs. And finally, she tries bats and frogs. But each new type of rain brings its own set of problems. How will Delia save the day?

By Helen Ketteman

"At the Old Haunted House". With a count-up format, this book introduces various spooky creatures, solidifying its place among engaging children's books about Halloween.

At the old haunted house

In a room with no sun

Lived a warty green witch

And her wee witchy one.

There are all kinds of creatures in the house: a big Ma monster and her wee monsters two, a scrawny black cat and her wee kittens three, a green Pa goblin and his wee goblins four, and more! Count along as the creatures prepare for the Halloween Fright. The text, written in the pattern of the popular poem “Over in the Meadow,” makes reading aloud fun, while the cinematic illustrations set the scene for an unforgettable romp through the old haunted house. Trick or treat!

By Rob Scotton

"Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan". In the vast realm of children's books about Halloween, Splat the Cat brings joy and laughter to all cat-loving children. Looking for a fun sticker book to go with such favorites as First 100 Stickers: Trucks and Things That Go? It's Splat the Cat to the rescue! This fun 8x8 storybook includes over 30 fall-themed stickers.

Out of all the children's books about Halloween, "When Halloween Took Over Christmas" offers a unique blend that's unparalleled. This tale is bound to be cherished, offering both the eerie charms of Halloween and the festive spirit of Christmas.

Children's books about Halloween offer young readers a glimpse into the magic of the spooky season. And with "When Halloween Took Over Christmas," they get an added bonus of a Christmas Halloween like no other!

Best Spooky Reads Halloween Conclusion:

We've explored the Best Children's Books Halloween Edition [2024] that promises chills and thrills. While every book brings its own flavor to the spooky season, "When Halloween Took Over Christmas" delivers an experience like no other. Delight in these tales and make every Halloween reading session a treat for your young ones! 📚🎃


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