Fall is so much fun! Cooler weather, pretty leaves, pumpkin-spice everything, and of course, Halloween! One of our favorite seasonal activities this time of year has got to be cuddling up and reading some spooky Halloween books for kids.

It immediately puts us in the Halloween spirit and gets us ready for carving jack-o’-lanterns and doing some serious trick or’ treating!

Here’s some of our very favorite Halloween books for kids. We’ve got some for younger kids that are more funny than spooky. And some for braver or older kids that are a little more creepy.

Pick up a few of these classic halloween books and get ready to celebrate Fall!

 

10 Great Halloween Books For Kids

 

1. Room On The Broom

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Author: Julia Donaldson

Age: 3-7 Years Old

In Room On The Broom, a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky when the wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow, and wand.

Luckily, three helpful animals find her lost items, but they all want broom rides in return. Will they all fit? And what happens when a hungry dragon gets involved?

This fun witchy tale has great illustrations and is told in rhyme, both of which make it a perfect read-aloud story kids will love.

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2. Pumpkin Jack

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Author: Will Hubbell

Age: 4-8 Years Old

In Pumpkin Jack, Tim carves a pumpkin for the first time and proudly names him Jack. Then Halloween ends, and Tim has to throw away his beloved Jack-o’-lantern. A sad moment most kids can relate to.

Tim ends up placing Jack in the garden, and he spends the next several weeks watching his pumpkin change. This ends up becoming a great picture story of the lifecycle of a plant. A cool twist we love!

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3. At The Old Haunted House

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Author: Helen Ketteman

Age: 3-7 Years Old

At The Old Haunted House is a funny little rhyming book with all sorts of Halloween imagery. Kids will love the vibrant and slightly spooky painted illustrations, which really make the story.

That’s why this is one of our favorite Halloween books for kids. It’s got creatures doing everything you’d expect in a haunted house; practicing spells, stirring brews, weaving webs, and just getting everyone in the mood for a little trick or treat.

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4. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

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Author: Kara McMahon, Charles M. Schultz

Age: 4-8 Years Old

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a classic TV show we ALL grew up watching every year. Come on, you know you loved it.

So that makes this one of the most classic halloween books for kids.

This printed version is a retelling of the popular television show. The story is a little shorter, but it’s still got all the beloved characters from the original.

Linus is still certain the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens? Read along with your kids to find out.

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5. Spooky Pookie

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Author: Sandra Boynton

Age: 1-5 Years Old

What will Spooky Pookie dress up as for Halloween? Follow along as she tries on all kinds of costumes and tries to find just the right one.

This book is silly and fun with adorable illustrations. It’s the perfect type of Halloween story for younger kids.

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6. Ten Timid Ghosts

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Author: Jennifer O’Connell

Age: 4-8 Years Old

Ten Timid Ghosts is a counting book and Halloween book all rolled into one! The repetitive rhyming text is a lot of fun. It’s the perfect kind of book to read aloud with the kiddos.

The story revolves around ten shy ghosts that live in a haunted house. A witch decides she wants them out and scares them off, one at a time, until there’s just one clever ghost remaining.

Kids love counting down backwards as the ghosts flee one-by-one. It’s a really fun read!

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7. Skeleton Hiccups

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Author: Margery Cuyler

Age: 3-8 Years Old

Do you know the best way to stop skeleton hiccups? In this lighthearted Halloween tale a ghost tries to help his bony friend get rid of his hiccups and it’s pretty darn funny.

If you’re looking for a fun Halloween story that’s big on giggles, light on scariness, this might be the book for you.

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8. Big Pumpkin

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Author: Erica Silverman

Age: 4-8 Years Old

The witch has grown a Big Pumpkin. In fact, it might be the biggest pumpkin ever! Of course she wants to make herself a giant pie, but how can she move a pumpkin so big?

That’s where all her Halloween friends come in. Ghost, vampire, and mummy all try, and fail, to move big pumpkin. How can a tiny bat succeed where bigger and stronger spooky creatures have failed? You’ll have to read to find out!

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9. Halloween: Scary Halloween Stories For Kids

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Author: Arnie Lightning

Age: 8-12 Years Old

Have a slightly older child that might want something a little more spooky at story time? These 10 Scary Halloween Stories For Kids are fun to read aloud for some frightening fun!

These scary stories for kids remind us of the spooky-type tales we used to tell around the campfire growing up. It ultimately depends on your child’s personality and taste for things a little bit creepy… but if they loved the Goosebumps series, they’ll love these Halloween tales.

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10. The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1)

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Author: Jacqueline West

Age: 10-12 Years Old

In The Shadows, eleven-year-old Olive moves into a crumbling mansion and finds it filled with mysterious paintings. She knows the place is creepy, but it isn’t until she encounters three talking cats that she realizes there’s something magical afoot.

Olive finds herself caught up in a dark mystery your kids will love trying to solve. This is a great Halloween pick for older kids. It’s creepy, without being outright scary. A real page-turner they won’t want to put down!

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