Our Favorite Halloween Books

I’ve always loved reading to my kids. From the day we brought them home from the hospital, I’ve read books to them.

There are many benefits to reading to kids starting at a very young age. They are exposed to language, letter sounds, the sound of your voice.

My favorite benefit is the snuggling. That benefits me a little more than them at this point, I think.

As they grow older, they like to snuggle less and less. So, reading time is when I can get it in. I don’t ask them to snuggle or climb into my lap.

They just do. Because it’s story time.

About a year and a half ago, I realized cycling their toys really worked! (All of you that have been doing that forever, go ahead and roll your eyes at me and say you told me so…)

But anyway, it works with books, too! (Again, big epiphany right? You’re getting your eye workout in today.)

I try to keep our little play room library organized by season and holiday, but you all know how keeping ANYTHING organized in a play room goes.

Not well.

Since it’s getting to be fall, I say getting to be because it’s still summer weather here in my neck of the woods, I broke out the Halloween books!

My kids love to read these. I tried to get a picture of just the books, but before I could, they crawled right up and started reading.

Here are some of our favorites…

  • Trick or Treat, Little Critter by Gina and Mercer Mayer
  • Happy Halloween, Little Critter! By Mercer Mayer
  • Mickey’s Halloween Treat
  • Pumpkin Party by Maudie Powell-Tuck
  • Spooky Sleep-out Sesame Street
  • The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing
  • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
  • Halloween is Here! Fisher Price Flap Book
  • A Halloween Scare in California by Eric James
  • Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle
  • Five Little Ghosts by Patricia Hegarty
  • Biscuit’s Pet and Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Where’s My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi
  • 10 Trick-or-Treaters A Halloween Counting Book by Janet Schulman
  • Halloween Mice! By Bethany Roberts
  • Halloween by Patricia Reeder Eubank
  • The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry
  • Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton
  • Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills


Most of these are rather short. Just simple little books for small children. We read a handful each night before bed.

It’s one of my favorite times of the evening.