Our Favorite Halloween Kids Books

Below are some of our favorite Halloween kids books. There are SO many to choose from, but we've found these to be the most fun and clever available. Even though Halloween is by far the most *CRAZY* day at school and the kids are as hyper as can be, you have to admit the kids' excitement is irresistible.  And, as any teacher will attest, all you have to do is give what you're teaching a Halloween slant, and the kids are with you the whole time!  We love that about Halloween 'season'. So parents and teachers...be sure to add plenty of these clever and adorable Halloween kids books to your kids' holiday experience.

First, what list would you prefer to see?

best Halloween books
to buy on Amazon

(with links directly to book's page)

sale Halloween books:
just $2.75 each

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Below is a list of our favorite Halloween kids books that are available for purchase on Amazon.com.  These books are classroom tested...and the kids loved them!  Some of these books are such crowd-pleasers, we read them each and every year. But...we're always looking for new books, so if we have left your favorite books off, please let us know!  Also, please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. This helps pay for site hosting costs, allowing us to keep the site running.

Best Halloween Kids Books
and fun related activities

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

Skeleton Hiccups
(a skeleton and his ghost
try to cure his
case of hiccups)

by Margery Cuyler
Preschool - 2nd Grade


Click, Clack, Boo
(Farmer Brown wants to
sleep thru Halloween. Will
the animals let him?)

by Doreen Cronin
Preschool - 1st grade

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
(some helpful animals
hitch a ride on a friendly
witches broom)
by Julia Donaldson

Kindergarten -
3rd Grade

The Night Before Halloween

The Night Before

(monsters come face to
face with trick-or-treaters.
Set to Twas the Night
Before Christmas

Preschool - 3rd grade

My Monster Mama Loves Me So

My Monster Mama
Loves Me So

describes the many
ways monster mamas
love their little ones)
by Laura Leuck

Kindergarten -
2nd Grade

Vunce Upon a Time by J. Otto and Siobhan Seibold

Vunce Upon a Time
(a candy-loving but shy
vampire ventures out to
go trick-or-treating)
by J.Otto

Kindergarten -
3rd grade

Pumpkin Heads

Pumpkin Heads!
shows a range of jack-o-
lantern faces, from cowboys
to snowmen)
by Wendell Minor

Preschool - 1st Grade

Where's My Mummy

Where's My Mummy
(Little Mummy needs a
little comfort when he
gets scared)
by Carolyn Crimi

Preschool - 1st grade


Pete the Cat: 5
Little Pumpkins

(Pete the Cat rocks the
classic song "Five Little

Preschool - 2nd grade

The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly
(the original 1829 poem
with a luminous, 1920s
classic Hollywood look)

Mary Howitz
1st grade - 6th grade

The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

The Hallo-wiener
(a dachshund dresses up
as a hot dog and ends up
saving the day)
by Dav Pilkey
Preschool - 3rd Grade

Bone Soup by Cambria Evans

Bone Soup
version of the popular
folk tale Stone Soup)
by Cambria Evans

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Ten Timid Ghosts

Ten Timid Ghosts
(ten timid ghosts are busy
haunting their house until
a witch moves in!)

by Jennifer O'Connell
Preschool - 3rd grade

Fancy-Nancy-Halloween or Bust

Fancy Nancy
Halloween Books

(Halloween or Bust and
Candy Bonanza
--two ultra
'fancy' Halloween stories)

Preschool - 3rd grade

Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins
(when a woman buries an
unwanted pumpkin, she
then gets a HUGE
bumper crop the next fall)

Preschool - 3rd grade

Shake Dem Halloween Bones

Shake Dem
Halloween Bones

(fairy tale characters attend
a raucus halloween party,
told in a hip-hop rhyme )
Preschool - 3rd grade

Monster Museum by Marilyn Singer

Monster Museum
(meet Werewolf, Count
Dracula, Mummy, and
other spooky friends)

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Big Pumpkin
(a witch wants to make
pie but her prize
pumpkin is too big
by Erica Silverman
Preschool - 2nd Grade

Halloween Bugs

Halloween Bugs: A
Trick-or-Treat Pop-Up

(funny, crazy, spooky bugs
pop out from behind doors)

by David Carter
Preschool - 3rd grade

Annie Was Warned

Annie Was Warned
(Annie was warned not to
go into creepy Montgomery mansion... Suspenseful! :)

Preschool - 2nd Grade

Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat (Halloween)

Pinkalicious: Pink
or Treat

(Halloween might have to be
cancelled due to a storm. Can
Pinkalicious save the day?)

by Victoria Kann
Preschool - 3rd grade

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
hilarious poems about popular Halloween monsters and their secret trials [ie: Who knew poor Dracula's got so many hygiene issues? Eeeewww!]
by Adam Rex

3rd grade - 6th grade

Frankenstein Takes the Cake

Frankenstein Takes the Cake
hilarious poems about popular Halloween monsters and their secret trials. Great for middle grades and anyone who liked The Stinky Cheese Man.)
by Adam Rex

3rd grade - 6th grade

Splat the Cat Halloween books

Splat Halloween Books
(Splat the Cat What Was That?, Scaredy-Cat Splat!, and Splat the Cat
and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan)  by Rob Scotton
Preschool - 3rd grade

Halloween Chapter Books

Halloween Chapter Books

We haven't had a chance to write reviews for these books, but we thought we'd mention them in case you were looking for a chapter book on Halloween for kids (all the Halloween kids books above are picture books). Nothing gets the kids in the mood like a good, suspense or just plain silly Halloween-themed daily read aloud. :)  Below are some fun ones to try:

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Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
(the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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