Halloween Books for Children

If you are looking for some fun and festive books this month that are not scary and have a positive message or lesson, we have you covered. Check out some of our favorite Halloween/Fall books for kids!

From the publisher: “It’s Halloween night. While a mother is upstairs getting her daughter’s costume ready, lots of trick-or-treaters stop by the house. From werewolves, ghosts, and zombies to witches, bats, dinosaurs, and more! But are they really real?” This book is great for ages 3 and up and can be found on the author’s website (not an affiliate link).

From the publisher: “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?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?” Perfect for ages 2 and up.

From the publisher: “Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl when pumpkins were often the only food her family had. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. But those slimy pumpkin smithereens sprout up in autumn, and Rebecca Estelle finds a sea of pumpkins in her garden. 

A heartwarming classic for more than twenty years, this story shows what happens when one thrifty gardener figures out how to make other people happy with the squash she can’t stomach.

Filled with colorful illustrations from a season of gardening, this is a perfect book for young gardeners and pumpkin lovers. It’s wonderful lesson about helping others can be appreciated in the classroom or at home.” Perfect for ages 3 and up.

From the publisher: “One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched…. Spookley the Square Pumpkin was different. All the other pumpkins teased him, until Spookley proved that being different can save the day! “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is a perennial fall-favorite children’s book that is the inspiration for the animated hit, “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” that airs on Disney Junior and Netflix. It delivers a special message of tolerance and kindness in a fun, accessible format for early learners.” Perfect for ages 2 and up.

From the publisher: “Everyone knows most young saplings dream of becoming Christmas trees. But one grumpy, old tree who doesn’t like lights, decorations, or people is determined to be different. Get ready to meet the Halloween Tree!

The Halloween Tree is not your average holiday book and is sure to warm the hearts of kids and adults-alike as a gnarly tree finds his place in the world. This festive tale will have all youngsters shouting “Trick or tree!” with glee and decorating their own Halloween trees by the final page. The perfect Halloween gift for babies and kids alike!” Perfect for ages 3 and up.

From the publisher: “Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic book from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s Halloween and Brother and Sister can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned. All little cubs can celebrate Halloween and learn about how to be a good friend and neighbor—and the bonus stickers makes this book the perfect gift for Fall!” Perfect for ages 3 and up.

From the publisher: “Bonaparte is having a tough time. It’s hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can’t keep hold of himself.

When he plays catch, his throwing arm literally takes a flyer. Eating lunch can be a real jaw-dropping occasion. How can he start school when he has so many screws loose?

Luckily, Bonaparte hit the bone-anza when it came to his friends. Franky Stein, Blacky Widow, and Mummicula all have some bonehead ideas to help pull him together. But will it be enough to boost his confidence and get him ready for the first day of school?” Perfect for ages 3 and up.

From the publisher: “Everyone knows most young saplings dream of becoming Christmas trees. But one grumpy, old tree who doesn’t like lights, decorations, or people is determined to be different. Get ready to meet the Halloween Tree!

The Halloween Tree is not your average holiday book and is sure to warm the hearts of kids and adults-alike as a gnarly tree finds his place in the world. This festive tale will have all youngsters shouting “Trick or tree!” with glee and decorating their own Halloween trees by the final page. The perfect Halloween gift for babies and kids alike!” Perfect for ages 3 and up.

From the publisher: “What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren’t looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you’ll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you. 
A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green’s debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.” Perfect for ages 4 and up. Warning there is talk of boogers in this book.

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