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Best Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

Ugh, I can’t help myself when it comes to books.  I need a list for every single season and celebration – and these are my top-contenders for the best Halloween books for kids!

This list covers all sorts of books including a few easy-readers, some chapter books, a lift-the-flap adventure, and gorgeous illustrations in many.  I highly recommend you dive into the list and see exactly which ones your home library is missing.

If you missed our Autumn list, we also have our favorite fall books for kids and preschoolers!

As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing better than cozying up with the family to enjoy a good book – and, if that means that we also get to focus in on the seasonal celebration of Halloween, I am all IN. 

So, here you go….

15+ Halloween Books to Rock the Season

The Best Halloween Books for Kids

Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom

This friendly witch makes room for lots of friends on her trek through an autumn night!

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween | Alice Schertle

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

The Little Blue Truck is back – and on picking up all his friends for some Halloween friend! This lift-the-flap favorite is sure to delight the youngest of readers!

The Witches | Roald Dahl

The Witches

An all-the-time classic, The Witches is best suited to our older elementary students, as it can be a little frightening to meet The Grand High Witch!

One, Two…Boo! | Kristen L. Depken

One, Two...Boo!

Spooky lift-the-flaps await your preschoolers with this board book for Fall!

Where’s My Mummy | Carolyn Crimi

Where's My Mummy?

A favorite in our house – this little mummy has lost his Mummy!  Watch as he travels the slightly spooky terrain to find her!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown | Charles M. Schulz

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

An absolute Halloween classic with the Peanuts gang! 

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat | Doreen Cronin

Click, Clack, Boo!

From the Click, Clack, Moo family, will the farm animals be up for a trick – or a treat!?

Bonaparte Falls Apart | Margery Cuyler

Bonaparte Falls Apart

A fantastic option for a fall read-aloud, little Bonaparte the skeleton is falling apart and needs help getting put back together!

Spooky Pookie | Sandra Boynton

Spooky Pookie

One of our favorite authors shows off her style with this silly board book about Pookie the pig getting dressed up for Halloween!

The Night Before Halloween | Natasha Wing

The Night Before Halloween

A great read for kids before the big night of Halloween! 

The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches | Alice Low

The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches

An excellent option for Level 4 Readers, Wendy the witch is a little afraid of all other witches until she discovers something about herself! 

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus | J. Elizabeth Mills

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

A Halloween-themed take on the classic song “The Wheels on the Bus”.   Your preschoolers will love this fall book!

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball | Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

An illustrated book for middle grade readers about a young girl vampire named, Amelia Fang.  Sure to be filled with all sorts of frightening delights!

Goodnight Goon | Michael Rex

Goodnight Goon

A super silly take on the classic Goodnight Moon – this Fall book for kids will have them doubled over in giggles!

Mickey’s Halloween | Disney Book Group

Mickey's Halloween

In this autumn favorite, your preschoolers can join Mickey and gang as they head out on a trick-or-treating adventure!

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo | Nancy E. Krulik

Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Witch Switch

Katie Kazoo is planning for a costume contest and Halloween parade in this chapter book for our older readers.

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin | Joe Troiano

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley might be square-shaped, but he’s a pumpkin with character! 

Hoot Howl Halloween | Becky Wilson

Hoot Howl Halloween

A very fun board book with 10 spooky sounds for little fingers to push and play! 

All the Fall Fun for Kids: Halloween Books

What do you think?  What did I miss?  Send me your favorites and you know I’ll get them added in! 

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About the Author

The Merry Kate

Katie Johansen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with her M.A.Ed in Children’s Literature.  She spent 6 years as an elementary school teacher in South Florida before transitioning to stay-at-home #momlife.  Now, it’s all things PB&J – with an extra large cup of coffee on the side.

Best Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

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  1. Vickie Louise | 25th Aug 19

    This is one awesome list of Halloween books. We’ve already checked out The Legend of Spookley and are looking forward to getting our hands on others from this list.

    • The Merry Kate | 25th Aug 19

      Yay! I’m so glad you’re ready to conquer Halloween! (Ha!) It might only be August, but I. Am. Ready.

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