What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

Looking for some Halloween books to read with your children this month? I’ve got you covered with this list of fun and friendly reads!

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

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Some of these books are Halloween classics, but some are newer and some even feature favorite book characters. Grab your favorite pumpkin spice drink and take a look.

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Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

If you’re only going to read one of these Halloween books with your kids this year, you can’t go wrong with It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I mean, why bother with Halloween at all if you can’t spend some time waiting on the Great Pumpkin with Linus?

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

Book 2. Little Boo

Got a kiddo who could use a lesson in patience? If so, Little Boo is the Halloween book for them. It follows the sweet story of a pumpkin seed who can’t wait to be scary, but learns that it takes time to grow into his role.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

3. Pumpkin Jack

I’d be remiss if I didn’t sneak something educational into my Halloween reading, so I was excited to discover Pumpkin Jack. It’s a fun read, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about the life cycle of a pumpkin.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

4. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

While you’re looking for Halloween books, be sure to catch up with everyone’s favorite family from Bear Country.

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat was one of my favorites when I was younger and it’s one I like to read with my own kids.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

5. Clifford’s Halloween

I think we can all acknowledge that it can’t be easy to be everyone’s favorite big red dog on Halloween. I mean, you can’t exactly pop into a costume shop and find your costume that way, right? Clifford’s Halloween is a book Clifford fans are sure to enjoy since they get to spend time with Clifford himself and Emily Elizabeth as they choose their costumes.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

6. Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!

Want a Halloween book with a little bit of mystery? In Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!, Duck and Goose deal with a (not so) scary swamp monster while they go trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

7. Corduroy’s Halloween

Corduroy in lift-a-flap format? Yes please! Corduroy’s Halloween is a great reading choice for little ones because they get to do all kinds of Halloween prep with one of the sweetest bears around.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

8. Spooky Wheels on the Bus

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus is such a fun Halloween-inspired twist on the well-loved “Wheels on the Bus” song. It’s easy, catchy, and one you’ll likely read over and over again!

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

9. 10 Trick or Treaters

The night may start with ten trick-or-treaters, but one by one they all get scared away in this fun countdown story. 10 Trick-or-Treaters is a colorful and friendly Halloween book you don’t want to miss.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

10. Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma

I had to include Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma in this list of Halloween books since my little one loves this series. Even so, it follows Lulu as she prepares for Halloween, weighs all the costume options, and discovers she had what she needed for the perfect costume all along.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

11. It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! is a fun one to include in your Halloween reading for younger kids. It features Mouse from Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books and focuses on the crafty fun that often comes with Halloween.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

12. Emily’s Bunch

Emily’s Bunch isn’t one of the Halloween books you’re likely to see on the displays in the big bookstore chains, but I’m sharing it in hopes you can find it at your local library. It was one of my absolute favorite childhood books. This is a story about little sister Emily and the best pre-Pinterest Halloween costume ever.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

13. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is a fun adaptation of the classic “Five Little Pumpkins” Halloween song. If you’ve got a kiddo with a shorter attention span, this one is a great choice since the song itself is the essence of the book. 🙂

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

14. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween is another cute lift-a-flap book for the little ones. It follows Little Blue Truck and his friends as they attend a fun costume party.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

15. Happy Halloween, Little Critter!

Another Halloween book from a classic series, Happy Halloween, Little Critter! is great if you’re looking for a book that shows the things that often look spooky turn out to be not so spooky after all.

What to Read: 15 Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids
What about you? What are your favorite Halloween books for kids? Share them in the comments below so we can check them out.

Fun & Friendly Halloween Books for Kids

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