I wanted to share some of my favorite Halloween books with you. Click on the books below to check them out on Amazon. I hope these book suggestions help!
Meg and Mog
Hellen Nicoll et Jan Pieńkowski
Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe’en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! This picture book is the original story about Meg the witch, Mog the cat and Owl. They are the heroes of a series of children´s books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pieńkowski. With its bold colours and pictures “Meg and Mog” is a perfect story book for toddlers.
Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
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?
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with “terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws.” But will Mouse’s frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is there?
Allan Ahlberg et Janet Ahlberg
They live in a dark dark cellar of a dark dark house on a dark dark hill… The skeletons venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo. These funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort! The first ever Funnybones book by the amazing Allan Ahlberg.
Winnie the Witch
Valerie Thomas et Korky Paul
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. The trouble is that Winnie’s cat, Wilbur, is also black. After sitting on him and tripping over him, Winnie decides to turn Wilbur into a green cat. But then he goes out into the long grass! Winnie is going to need a little magic to make sure she can always see Wilbur . . . A beautifully-crafted story with a colourful final twist.
Go Away Big Green Monster
Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they’ll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they’re ready to show him who’s in charge, they’ll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!
It starts with an uh-oh—the chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!”
Two Little Witches
Harriet Ziefert et Simms Taback
If one little witch meets one little witch, what happens on a spooky Halloween night? In this lively, cumulative counting book, they’re joined by a plump pumpkin, a fuzzy bunny, a friendly pirate, a pink princess, and more costumed characters, until ten trick-or-treaters are tiptoeing up to a dark, scary house. And what would happen if… a monster opened the door? Bright illustrations set off the simple rhythms of this Halloween story.
Trick or Treat
Where is the bat, and what is the spider doing? What could be in the cauldron, or rattling in the closet — or outside the door? The moon is out, and somewhere a child has turned into a skeleton or a witch’s cat. For young children awaiting Halloween, here is the perfect board book, full of bright colors, bold illustrations, and ever-so-slightly spooky surprises waiting beneath sturdy flaps. Trick or treat!
Trick or Treat Countdown
Patricia Hubbard et Michael Letzig
Count up to 12 and down again in this colorful, lively, and not too scary Halloween board book! As bats glide and black cats hide, toddlers will be introduced to numbers as well as rhyming words. The catchy text makes the book a terrific read aloud, and the vividly colored holiday paintings are fun without being frightening.
Ten Timid Ghosts
It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: A mean witch is preparing to move in and scare them away, one by one! Young trick-or-treaters learn to count from ten to one as each ghost flies away from the witch’s spooky tricks. Will the ghosts figure out how to frighten the witch away in time for Halloween night?
Ghost in the House
Ammi-Joan Paquette et Adam Record
When a little ghost goes slip-sliding down the hallway, he suddenly hears… a groan! Turns out it’s only a friendly mummy, who shuffles along with the ghost, until they encounter… a monster! As the cautious explorers continue, they find a surprise at every turn — and add another adorably ghoulish friend to the count. But you’ll never guess who is the scariest creature in the house!
Janet Schulman et Linda Davick
Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy. This not-too-scary Halloween counting book features the bright, bold artwork of Linda Davick and the comforting, lively rhythms of Janet Schulman’s story, making it the perfect gift for young trick-or-treaters everywhere!
Splat the Cat, What Was That?
It’s Halloween, and Splat’s friend Spike wants to trick-or-treat at the scariest house on the block. Splat doesn’t want to—what if it’s haunted? But when Splat’s pet mouse, Seymour, runs through the house’s spooky doors, our favorite kooky cat has no choice but to rescue him. Read all about Splat’s Halloween misadventures in “Splat the Cat: What Was That?” , a fun lift-the-flap story by Rob Scotton.
Who’s There On Halloween?
Susan Hagen Nipp et Pamela Conn Beall
“Who’s There On Halloween?” encourages readers to play along and use the clues to name the holiday characters hidden inside. Featuring charming text by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp and adorable illustrations by Charles Reasoner, this Halloween book is sure to delight and entertain.
It’s Halloween, and Spot’s friends, Tom Croco-dile, Steve Monkey and Helen Hippo arrive at his house in their costumes. But what will Spot be? A cowboy, a Superpup, a hopping bunny or a wizard? The best part of Halloween for toddlers is dressing up, and the fun is all here! “Spot’s Halloween” is an old favorite with a bright new cover and colorful backgrounds on every page.
Erica Silverman et S.D. Schindler
The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off the vine. It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? The little bat will use brains over brawn in this not-so-scary Halloween picture book. You’ll be surprised!
Skeleton for Dinner
Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew, and now they want to have their friends for dinner! But when Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu, he takes off running, and soon Ghost and Ghoul join him too! But poor Little Witch has no idea there’s a misunderstanding. Luckily there’s one creature in the haunted forest who can help everyone figure it all out. This spooky and silly read-aloud is just right for Halloween.
It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!
Jonathan London et Frank Remkiewicz
Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he manages to enjoy himself anyway. Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns and that’s why we love him!
What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?
Those who dare to poke around in a witch’s kitchen should be prepared for what they find! Will it be tasty treats or terrifying beasts? Foods that delight, or a nasty fright? A nice way to fill your belly or something disgusting and smelly? And who do you think will pop up if you try to escape through the back door? Nick Sharratt’s bold illustrations combine with a clever concept sure to lure kids in for a tour that will scare them silly.