Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{ the best halloween books for kids }

In case you haven't noticed, I am a reader.  I love books.  I love books like Carrie loves shoes.  No lie.  

One of my favorite things to do each season with the kids is to read our favorite holiday books.  This time of year I start to sprinkle in books about fall as well as Halloween. Some are new and some are old favorites.  One of the best feelings is reading to the Little Man the same book that I read to his big sister.  Each kid has their favorites and here's a list of some of our favs from the past few years. 

(clicking on the image will take you to Amazon)

Ghosts in the House!

The entire book is like the cover with orange pages and the back block pictures.  It reminds me of the old fashioned style of books.  And the story is cute too.

Where is Baby's Pumpkin?
It's a flap book and my kids love flap books.  They already have what's underneath each flap memorized but they humor me when I "guess" wrong.  

In The Haunted House

We love this author!  The kids love the "spooky" story and I like how it rhymes.  Rhyming stories keep me on my toes when I'm reading.  

Dem Bones

It's a spooky story and an educational book all in one.  The song lyrics are the basis of the book with little parts about each bone thrown in.  I even learned a few things.

Scary, Scary Halloween

The story is about a child watching all kinds of monsters pass by but it's really his friends in their costumes.  A nice story through the eyes of a young child.

Five Little Pumpkins

My favorite Halloween song ever!  I love singing this song all month long at random times and a book about it is even better.  Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.  The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late."

The Night Before Halloween

It's a takeoff of "Twas the Night before Christmas" but with ghost and goblins.  It's silly and fun and the kids like hearing the same rhythm from something they are familiar with.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

One of my absolute favorites.  It follows a Little Old Lady on her way home as pieces of a scarecrow pop out and follow her home.  "Get out of my way I'm not scared of you."

Room on the Broom

Another neat rhyming book and there's also a lot of opportunities to use all kinds of silly voices as well.  The witch should really be driving a car.

Big Pumpkin
A nice tale of brains over brawn wrapped up in spooky pictures.  The witch wants to make pumpkin pie but the pumpkin is too big for her and all the other monsters to move.  How can the little bat move it?

Are there any you think we should add to the list?  What are some books you plan to read with your kids this fall? Do you have a list of go-to favourites or do you have some new ones in mind?


  1. Great recommendations---thanks for sharing! I'm a book junkie too:)


  2. These all look so great. I love children's books, they are the best!

  3. what a great list! i'm loving this! you should link up this post on the Kit Lit blog Hop on 10/3 :)

  4. Ah I can't wait to have kiddos to read to. They better like reading. Or else. lol

  5. LOVE this post!!!! We just picked up a Halloween book at the library, one at my son's school book fair, and ordered one from his weekly reader. I love using holidays as a fun excuse to read!! :)

  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  7. Room on the Broom is my favorite!!!


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