These fantastic Halloween books for kids are perfect for picking up during your next visit to the library. Stock up on these gorgeously illustrated picture books for a fun and spooky read aloud session this season.
My girls and I love doing seasonal reading picnics.
I stock up on a pile of amazing picture books at the library, we plan a simple treat to enjoy while we read, and we snuggle up together to enjoy our library haul.
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In the meantime, add these to your library hold list and enjoy!
Halloween Books for Kids
These deliciously spooky but not too scary Halloween picture books for kids are delightful to read aloud with your children. Enjoy the festive season together with these beautifully illustrated children's books.
Laszlo is afraid of the dark.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room.
But one night, it does.
Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words.
Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare?
One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week." Ethan knows that without Gabe’s familiar nightly scares he doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they've got the right equipment for the job—pointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tail—but none of them proves scary enough for Ethan.
Sense is the song you sing out into the world,and the song the world sings back to you.
With these words, Chiro's mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It's an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home?
For each of the thirteen nights leading up to the creepiest—and silliest—night of the year, the mummy is ready with gifts. From singing skulls to demons dancing to icky eyeballs, each one is spookier and slimier than the next!
Corduroy loves Halloween. Lift the flaps and share his holiday fun! Corduroy has lots to do to get ready. He visits the pumpkin patch and finds a perfect pumpkin. He goes to the store to get everything he needs for his Halloween costume. And he decorates the house and puts out treats for all the trick-or-treaters who will knock on his door.
This Halloween, Gossie is a wizard and Gertie is a chicken. Peedie is a dragon and BooBoo is a bunny. Ollie is a mummy who thinks sharing is more fun than scaring.
Little Pepper was no ordinary cat but the blackest cat you’d ever meet. Pepper finds it really hard to make friends. Is it because of how she looks - the black cat curse? Or is it because she’s a witch’s cat?
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends?
Boo is new. And even if the other kids are welcoming, it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can’t play any of their games. (“You tagged me? Oh, sorry. I couldn’t feel it.”) Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?
Follow Boo the Ghost as he celebrates his first Halloween with all his Monster friends! He is a shy little ghost and quickly realizes he is afraid of many things. Read as Boo discovers to be brave in this adorable, spooky story!
There is a little library that only opens at night. In the library there is a little librarian―and her three assistant owls―who helps everyone find the perfect book. The library is always peaceful and quiet . . . until one night when some of the animals stir up a little trouble (and a little fun!)
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