Get your kids reading and in the spirit of all things spooky with the 20 Best Halloween Books for Kids!
Hands down, fall is my favorite season of the year. The still warm but cooling weather, all things pumpkin spice, and of course…Halloween.
Some people may reserve their decorations only for holidays, but my monthly decorating starts in late September Halloween and I don’t get a break from swapping out decorations until January.
Because I keep my house so festive during Halloween, it actually ends up feeling a bit bare and minimalist until October rolls around again. Just having the pumpkins carved, bat lights flickering, spiderwebs draped, and the smell of pumpkin spice candles wafting through the air makes me crave for all things Halloween.
And with the mood set for Halloween both at home and at school, what better way to get kids in the spirit of the holiday while encouraging them to read the 20 best Halloween books for kids?! A few of these aren’t necessarily Halloween per se but definitely fit with the mood of Halloween and if your kids love the holiday as much as mine do, they won’t mind have a little extra Halloween to read throughout the year!
20 Best Halloween Books for Kids
- Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
- Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell
- The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
- The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Kara McMahon
- In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz
- Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson
- There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider by Jennifer Ward
- The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Stan & Jan Berenstain
- Halloween: Scary Halloween Stories for Kids Vol.2 by Arnie Lightning
- The Witches by Roald Dahl
- Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
- Scary Stories Paperback Box Set by Alvin Schwartz
- Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore by Alvin Schwartz
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colander
- Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Yuyi Morales
- The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
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For more holiday book lists for kids, check out these posts!