Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and of course having kids takes it to the next level because it’s the best holiday of the year after Christmas for them… although some may say that Halloween is even better! Little kids in Halloween costumes are also the cutest thing ever, and you can dress them up in whatever you want the first couple of years. Charlie has been the Pillsbury Doughboy, Elmo, an Astronaut, BumbleBee the Transformer and Captain America. Olive has been a strawberry, a bumblebee and a black cat. This year they’re going as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
I hadn’t looked for Halloween books in a couple of years, and I was blown away by how many are now available! The Halloween category of children’s books is definitely not lacking. Charlie’s favorite book when he was 2 was Big Pumpkin, and he memorized Room on the Broom — those are definitely 2 Halloween classics. I didn’t include any of the great books that were mentioned in past roundups by Mrs. Train and Mrs. Chocolate, but I still came up with over 100 Halloween books! From board books to character books to chapter books to picture books for kids of all ages, there is a little something for everyone. I tried to include a lot of books for the 4+ crowd because they I think many of them are great for younger kids too, as Olive usually enjoys Charlie’s books. I spent a couple of days obsessively working on this roundup and would love to own any and all of these books!
B O A R D B O O K S
Spooky Pookie | Halloween 123s | Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch | One, Two… Boo! | The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin | Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin | 10 Trick or Treaters | Goodnight Goon (a parody of Goodnight Moon) | Ollie’s Halloween | Five Little Pumpkins | Boo! | Who’s There on Halloween? | Mouse’s First Halloween | My First Halloween
C H A R A C T E R H A L L O W E E N B O O K S
Happy Halloween Daniel Tiger | Happy Halloween Sesame Street | Happy Halloween Max and Ruby! | Sophia the First The Halloween Ball | Pinkalicious Pink or Treat | Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin | Fancy Nancy Halloween or Bust! | Fancy Nancy Candy Bonanza | Disney 5 Minute Spooky Stories | Angelina’s Halloween | Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma | The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk | The Berenstain Bears Happy Halloween | The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree | Curious George Goes to a Costume Party | Curious George Haunted Halloween | Clifford’s Halloween
P I C T U R E B O O K S
Just Say Boo! | Patty’s Pumpkin Patch | Halloween Hustle | At the Old Haunted House | 10 Orange Pumpkins | All Hallows Eve: The Story of the Halloween Fairy | Pick a Pumpkin Mrs. Millie | Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin | Ten Timid Ghosts | Halloween Bugs | We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House | Skeleton Hiccups | Ghosts in the House | Click, Clack, Boo: A Tricky Treat | The Ugly Pumpkin | Popcorn | The Witch’s Big Night | Go Away, Big Green Monster! | Pumpkin Eye | Haunted Party | Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween | Happy Halloween Little Critter! | Ten Creepy Monsters | T. Rex Trick-or-Treats | There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat | A Dark Dark Tale | Moonlight: The Halloween Cat | It’s Raining Bats and Frogs | Ghost in the House
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever | The Bones of Fred McFee | Scary Scary Halloween | The Vanishing Pumpkin | Halloween Night | Too Many Pumpkins | Pumpkin Jack | The 13 Nights of Halloween | The Hallo-weiner | Bats at the Library | Los Gatos Black on Halloween | Pumpkin Trouble | Hoodwinked | The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin | By the Light of the Halloween Moon | Bone Soup | Just Say Boo! | It’s Halloween | In the Haunted House | Miss Fiona’s Stupendous Pumpkin Pies | From Seed to Pumpkin | Big Pumpkin
The Halloween Kid | How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? | Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden | Skeleton Cat | The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe | Lula’s Brew | The Teeny-Tiny Woman | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Monsterator | The Very Hungry Zombie: A Parody | Frankenstein (a parody) | Zombelina | Vampirina Ballerina | Boris and Bella | The Best Halloween Hunt Ever | Frankie Stein | The Pumpkin Smasher | The Spider and the Fly | Pumpkin Town | Little Goblins Ten
C H A P T E R B O O K S
Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve | It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green! | Junie B., First Grader: Boo… and I Mean It! | Horrible Harry at Halloween | Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt | Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise | Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise | A to Z Mysteries: Sleepy Hollow Sleepover | Galaxy Zack A Haunted Halloween | In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories | The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches | Flat Stanley and the Haunted House | Lula Goes to Witch School
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