Halloween Books

If your kids are getting excited about pumpkins, witches' hats, and trick-or-treating, it's time for the best Halloween stories. These charming books about monsters, ghosts, vampires, and more have just the right amount of spooky fun for little kids. As the nights get longer, snuggle up with one of these great read-aloud stories and get in the Halloween spirit. If your kid is ready for something a little more scary, check out these Horror Books for Kids and Teens.

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Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
(2013)
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Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat Book Poster Image
Animals lure Farmer Brown to holiday fun in spooky sequel.
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
(2013)
(2013)
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Just Say Boo! Book Poster Image
Cute advice on how not to get scared on Halloween night.
By Susan Hood
(2012)
(2012)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Book Poster Image
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
(2014)
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The Monsters' Monster Book Poster Image
Frankenstein-like monster teaches his creators gratitude.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2012)
(2012)
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Vampirina Ballerina Book Poster Image
Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.
By Anne Marie Pace
(2012)
(2012)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat Book Poster Image
Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.
By Nick Bruel
(2016)
(2016)
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Otter Loves Halloween! Book Poster Image
Otter conquers fears in cute, kid-like holiday romp.
By Sam Garton
(2015)
(2015)
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Bone Soup Book Poster Image
Ghoulish Stone Soup is more fun than scary.
By Cambria Evans
(2008)
(2008)
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Carl's Halloween Book Poster Image
Dog pulls another fast one in fun trick-or-treating jaunt.
By Alexandra Day
(2015)
(2015)
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Halloween Hustle Book Poster Image
Light tale of partying monsters a fun pick for young kids.
By Charlotte Gunnufson
(2013)
(2013)
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Hampire Book Poster Image
Cute suspense tale with twist; great Halloween read-aloud.
By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
(2011)
(2011)
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Little Goblins Ten Book Poster Image
Spooky update of classic nursery rhyme fun for Halloween.
By Pamela Jane
(2011)
(2011)
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The Sweetest Witch Around Book Poster Image
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
(2014)
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Ten Creepy Monsters Book Poster Image
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
(2012)
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Zombie in Love Book Poster Image
Punny zombie love story is all heart, some brain.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2011)
(2011)
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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Book Poster Image
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
(2006)
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Los Gatos Black on Halloween Book Poster Image
Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.
By Marisa Montes
(2006)
(2006)
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Mommy? Book Poster Image
Spooky pop-up isn't for the very young.
By Maurice Sendak
(2006)
(2006)
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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
(2012)
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There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub: Here's Hank, Book 5 Book Poster Image
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
(2015)
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