Best Children’s Books for Halloween


Halloween is such a fun reading time, don’t you think? Not to mention, Halloween is a really fun time to pair up books and recipes because you can get super creative with Halloween recipes!

If you’re looking for some new Halloween reads for the kids, you’ll definitely want to check out these new children’s books on the holiday list!

Best New Children’s Books for Halloween

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Ages: 4-8

Bats at the Library (affiliate) Bats at the Library is part of a series of “Bat Books” by Brian Lies.  An open window entices a colony of bats to swoop into the library and start looking for their favorite books. The younger bats play through the library and all of them are transported into the stories in the books–including classic stories your kids will recognize.

Detailed illustrations make this one worth reading over and over again because the kids will see new things in the pictures each time.

 Happy Halloween (Sesame Street)

Ages: 3-7Happy Halloween! (Sesame Street Scribbles) (affiliate)

Happy Halloween! (Sesame Street Scribbles) is a fun, less-scary option for younger kids. (I mean, Elmo and Halloween? Helloooo!)

On Halloween night, The Count hears at knock at his door and opens it to find some trick-or-treaters–Elmo, Big Bird and more ready for some Halloween party fun.

You know it gets fun when all the favorite Sesame Street characters join the Halloween party!

 Five Little Ghosts by Patricia Hegarty

Ages: 1-4 (board book)

Five Little Ghosts (affiliate)Isn’t this the cutest cover ever? Five Little Ghosts will delight the smallest ghost in your house with a fun rhyming book that helps practice counting.

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull by Bill Harley

Ages: 8 and up

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull (affiliate)Charlie and his friend Tommy don’t want to take their little sisters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Instead, they want to go to Alex’s neighborhood (it’s nicer and they’re sure they’ll get more candy) and also attend Alex’s sleepover. Then, Charlie finds out that Alex’s sleepover will be full of horror movies, something he despises. Not only that, Charlie needs to come up with an award-winning costume so he can win the movie ticket prize.

In Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull, kids will have fun reading Charlie’s adventures as he works his way through a Halloween to remember.

Moore Zombies: The Search for Gargoy by Wendy Knuth

Ages: 6 and up

Moore Zombies: The Search for Gargoy (affiliate) It seems like all kids are into zombies right now, right? Well, Moore Zombies: The Search for Gargoy will be sure to delight your zombie lovers!

The book follows the Moore zombie family as the siblings–made up of a nerd zombie, a goth zombie and a messy zombie–go on a search for the missing Gargoy.

You’ll have to grab the book to find out what a Gargoy is!

No Such Thing by Ella Bailey

Ages: 3-7No Such Thing (affiliate)

I love this book because we’re always doing a lot of discussion between what is real and what is not real on television and in books. So if you have a little one who gets spooked at Halloween, then No Such Thing is the book for your family!

When Georgia starts noticing weird happenings in her home around Halloween, she doesn’t believe that it’s because of the ghosts and ghouls. Instead, little Georgia uses common sense and comes up with explanations for all the weird happenings.


Does your family have a favorite Halloween book? Leave it in the comments so we can check it out!


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Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.


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