25+ Favorite Kids Halloween Books to Buy

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There are plenty of books that I love getting from the library. Even while our library has been closed, we’ve made extensive use of the digital and digital audio collections. But especially for seasonal books, like kids Halloween books, I love having a decent collection at home to read over and over, year after year.

There are a million options for Halloween picture books out there, but these 25 are our very favorites that we have copies of in our home. We love pulling them out each year, and my kids love the sense of comfort from these familiar, fun titles.

Read on for our favorite Halloween books for kids to own in our home library – there’s still time to get your own copy before the holiday!

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Our Favorite Kids Halloween Books to Own

 

Creepy Carrots

This is one of my number one favorite Halloween books for kids. It’s not scary, but ever so slightly spooky. The story follows a little rabbit who thinks the carrots in the field near him are following him, though no one believes him. The end has a twist – go find out if Jasper was right!

 

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Big Pumpkin

I love this story of a variety of Halloween characters trying to move a big pumpkin off the vine. It’s too big for any of them, but the little bat has a great idea!

 

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Too Many Pumpkins

Rebecca Estelle HATES pumpkins and has since it was the only food her family had to eat when she was a little girl. But when pumpkins start growing in her yard, she must figure out a way to overcome her hatred and find something to do with them! You’ll want to keep reading this Halloween book for kids well through Thanksgiving!

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Creepy Pair of Underwear

While I love Creepy Carrots the most, my kids might just prefer its sequel as one of their favorite kids Halloween books. Jasper is back, and this time he’s spooked by some very creepy underwear. How is he going to escape their gaze?

 

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

This brave little lady is not afraid of a thing, and certainly not any spooky Halloween sights and sounds. But things are getting juuuust a bit much! A perfect kids Halloween book that isn’t too scary.

 

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Room on the Broom

An absolute classic, this kids Halloween book is worth reading over and over. Kids big and small will love the rhymes and rhythm and the sweet story of teamwork. Don’t forget to watch the little cartoon of it, too!

 

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Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Little Blue Truck anything is a winner in our house, and the Halloween special is no exception. I love that Little Blue models kindness and friendship, and that’s true in costume in this children’s Halloween book, too!

 

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Popcorn

This old Halloween book for kids is delightful and funny without being scary. Sam invites all his friends to a party at his home, and every single one brings popcorn! So much, in fact, that it fills the whole house. What will they do to get it out before his parents return?

 

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Ghosts In The House

What does a witch do with a bunch of ghosts? Why, put them to work, of course! They make great tablecloths, sheets, and more. One of those delightfully sweet little Halloween books for kids!

 

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Five Little Pumpkins

Any little ghoul or goblin will delight in this sweet and short Halloween story that goes along with the song. Sing it instead of reading if you wish!

 

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Owl Babies

The sweetest little board book, this is great even not in the set of kids Halloween books. Three little baby owls wonder when their mother will return. Is she okay? Will she continue to care for them? Of course she will!

 

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Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo isn’t your usual ghost. He has feelings, and just wants to be friends. But it’s tricky when everyone is scared of him! How will he manage to make some new friends? This is one of those kids Halloween books that’s a sweet little winner. (It’s written by Mac Barnett; what else would you expect?)

 

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Spooky Pookie and EEK! Halloween!

You really cannot go wrong with Sandra Boynton, and Spooky Pookie and EEK! Halloween! are not exceptions. Just as cute and charming as the other Pook books, these two are so fun for the youngest of readers!

 

 

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The Berenstein Bears Trick or Treat

The Bears are back and this time it’s Halloween. As with their other books, this one is great for sharing a small moral with sweet characters.

 

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Pumpkin Jack

It’s always sad to put out those pumpkins when they’re done, but it’s really fun to watch them morph into something special. And how great is it that they can start the process of creating a new pumpkin?

 

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Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably read Goodnight Moon 8 gazillion times. And you’ll probably love this spoof on the original with all kinds of Halloween tricks.

 

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The Scariest Book Ever

Here’s a hint – this book isn’t actually so scary. You’ll have to read and see why this children’s Halloween book SEEEMS to be scary!

 

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat

If you’ve read any of the other “there was an old lady books,” you’re sure to love this Halloween kids book version. She goes for a bat, a ghost, a goblin, and more in this silly read!

 

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How to Make Friends with a Ghost

Ghosts are tricky. They can be great friends, or they can get offended easily. This guide is perfect to connect with all the little ghosties in your life. While not specifically a Halloween picture book, it’s perfect for the season.

 

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Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

We love Pete the Cat at our house, and it’s so fun seeing him return in this Halloween adventure!

 

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My Jack O’Lantern

Have you ever anxiously waited for a pumpkin to be ready? This little boy excitedly visits grandpas farm, but finds he must be patient for his jack o’lantern to come to life. A sweet little kids Halloween board book!

 

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How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin?

A perfect seasonal companion for teaching math and science, this book has great little extras like practice with skip counting. One of those kids Halloween books that covers many bases!

 

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Weird But True Halloween

If you have slightly older kids, they’re sure to love all these fun (and funny) facts about Halloween. They’ll be just a little spooked and learn something at the same time!

 

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Llama Llama Trick or Treat

It doesn’t get sweeter than the Llama Llama books, and the Halloween kids book version is equally fun. It’s a perfect length llama board book!

 

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Have you read any of these? Which kids Halloween picture books are your favorites? Let me know in the comments which are your top picks and if I’m missing any great ones!

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