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, Best Ghost Stories for Kids and Teens, and Vampire, Werewolf, and Zombie Books.

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Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch

age 2+

Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.

By: Beatrix Potter (2013)
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Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat

age 3+

Animals lure Farmer Brown to holiday fun in spooky sequel.

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Just Say Boo!

age 3+

Cute advice on how not to get scared on Halloween night.

By: Susan Hood (2012)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma

age 3+

Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.

By: Jacky Davis (2014)
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The Monsters' Monster

age 3+

Frankenstein-like monster teaches his creators gratitude.

By: Patrick McDonnell (2012)
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Vampirina Ballerina

age 3+

Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.

By: Anne Marie Pace (2012)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat

age 4+

Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.

By: Nick Bruel (2016)
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Bone Soup

age 4+

Ghoulish Stone Soup is more fun than scary.

By: Cambria Evans (2008)
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Carl's Halloween

age 4+

Dog pulls another fast one in fun trick-or-treating jaunt.

By: Alexandra Day (2015)
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Frankenstein Doesn't Wear Earmuffs!

age 4+

Funny take on protective parents and eager trick-or-treater.

By: John Loren (2020)
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Halloween Hustle

age 4+

Light tale of partying monsters a fun pick for young kids.

By: Charlotte Gunnufson (2013)
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Hampire

age 4+

Cute suspense tale with twist; great Halloween read-aloud.

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Little Goblins Ten

age 4+

Spooky update of classic nursery rhyme fun for Halloween.

By: Pamela Jane (2011)
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Otter Loves Halloween!

age 4+

Otter conquers fears in cute, kid-like holiday romp.

By: Sam Garton (2015)
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The Sweetest Witch Around

age 4+

Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.

By: Alison McGhee (2014)
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Ten Creepy Monsters

age 4+

Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.

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Trick or Treat, Crankenstein

age 4+

Splashy colors and relatable moods make a fun read-aloud.

By: Samantha Berger (2021)
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Zombie in Love

age 4+

Punny zombie love story is all heart, some brain.

By: Kelly DiPucchio (2011)
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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

age 5+

Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.

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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

age 5+

Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.

By: Marisa Montes (2006)
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