Our Editors’ Favorite Halloween Books for Kids and Babies

Love it or not (how could you not?!), spooky season is here. My obsession for Halloween runs deep, that’s no secret, but it really went to a whole other level when my kids were born.

You’d be hard-pressed to find anything more charming than young kids’ abilities to believe in magic and mystery. For me, that’s absolutely the best thing about celebrating holidays with kids. Though we dive deep into most holidays in our home, Halloween takes the cake by far. The benefit of this, I’ve found from my own personal experience, is that my 6-year-old and 4-year-old don’t find anything about Halloween scary – it’s all exciting and fun for them.

I definitely did not intend for them to be enchanted by things like skeletons, ghosts, dark nights, and mystery, but I’ll go ahead and count it as a win (there’s so few of those as a parent, right?). These are amongst our favorite children’s books for Halloween.

Rebecca Colby and Steven Henry

It's Raining Bats & Frogs

Margery Cuyler and Will Terry

Bonaparte Falls Apart

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Room on the Broom

Alma Hammond and Zuzana Svobodova

Bo the Bat

Patricia Toht and Jarvis

Pick a Pumpkin

Stephen Wunderli and Tim Zeltner

Little Boo

Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham

Vampirina Ballerina

Tom Fletcher and Gret Abbott

There's a Monster in Your Book

Available in board book

Sandra Boynton

Spooky Pookie (Little Pookie)

Board book

Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

Board book

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Trick or Treat

Board book

Nickelodeon Publishing

PAW Patrol Halloween Heroes!

Board book

Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give...)

Available in board book

Maggie Testa, Charles M Schulz, and Scott Jeralds

The Legend of the Great Pumpkin (Peanuts)

Board book

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