20 Halloween Books for Kids

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The month of October can be such fun with fall themes like pumpkins, leaves, and for those who celebrate – Halloween! I always like to have some special read alouds and seasonal activities set aside for each month, and these 20 Halloween books for kids are perfect for October. They are not too spooky and mostly on the funny side, which makes them a great choice for little ones!

*Pair these read alouds with our Halloween Centers and Activities for even more learning fun!

These 20 "spooktacular" Halloween books for kids are fun and engaging read alouds for the classroom or home in the month of October!

20 Halloween Books for Kids

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus is a fun twist on a classic.

We all know The Wheels on the Bus, right? Well, this is a spooky version that also happens to be quite funny! It also focuses on counting to 10, which is great for a math read aloud.

Room on the Broom

Find out if there is enough room for the witch and her friends on Room on the Broom.

This witch is losing everything! Three animals offer to help her find her missing items, but in exchange they would like a ride on her broom. Is there enough room?

Ten Timid Ghosts

Practice counting to 10 with Ten Timid Ghosts.

Practice counting to 10 with this fun story. The ghosts have a problem – a mean witch wants to move in and scare them away! Count up from 1 as each ghost flies away from the witch’s antics.

The Night Before Halloween

Have some silly Halloween fun with The Night Before Halloween.

I love The Night Before Series, and this book is no exception! Little monsters have silly fun, but what happens when the human trick or treaters arrive?

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Practice counting with Pete in Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins.

Pete the Cat is always a favorite in my classroom! Rock out with Pete with his fun version of 5 Little Pumpkins!

Clifford’s Halloween

Have fun with Clifford the big red dog in Clifford's Halloween.

Clifford is another classroom favorite. What will he do on Halloween? What will he dress up as?

At the Old Haunted House

Share some poetry with At the Old Haunted House.

This funny little book is written in the style of the poem “Over in the Meadow” and I love its fun rhymes!

One, Two…Boo!

One, Two... Boo! is a super fun lift the flap book.

This is a fun lift the flap book that will have you counting through the haunted house!

Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!

Watch Pinkalicious save Halloween in Pinkalicious Pink or Treat!

Pinkalicious (and all of her color themed characters) is always a favorite character in my classroom! When the mayor cancels Halloween, can Pinkalicious save the day?

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

Discover right from wrong with the Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat.

I love The Berenstain Bears for all the lessons their books teach. In this book, what happens when the kids play a trick? Can they learn a lesson about right and wrong?

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Enjoy a classic story of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Everyone loves Charlie Brown! This special edition book commemorates the television special and is a joy to read.

Halloween (Spooky Halloween Stories): Scary Halloween Stories for Kids

Scary Halloween Stories for Kids is perfect for kids that may be just a little bit older.

Have children a little bit older or siblings that want a little more spooky in their stories? These 10 stories are fun to read aloud for some frightening fun!

Stinkwaves Magazine

Stinkwaves is another fun Halloween story for older children.

Another one for children a bit older, this Halloween edition of Stinkwaves magazine is fun for kids who need a little incentive to read. When I taught 3rd grade, my kids LOVED magazines, especially my struggling readers. It was a way to motivate them to read and find it enjoyable, so they can be great to have on hand!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Find out what the little old lady finds in the forest in The Little Old lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.

This little old lady is not afraid of anything! Until she goes out for a walk one night… and is in for a big scare! This best-seller makes a great read aloud.

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Read Little Blue Truck's Halloween for tons of lift the flap fun!

This lift the flap book is great for young kids as it is engaging and sturdy. Enjoy the fun rhymes and pictures as you see what Little Blue Truck’s friends are for Halloween!

Curious George Haunted Halloween

Curious George solves a town legend in Haunted Halloween.

Curious George is always getting into a bit of mischief. Will he stay out of trouble this Halloween as he tries to get to the bottom of a legend?

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan is a super fun Halloween read aloud.

The best selling Splat the Cat books are ones I love to collect in my Kindergarten classroom. In this story, Splat is on the hunt for the biggest pumpkin ever – but can he get it home?

Spooky Pookie

Find out what Pookie will dress up as  for Halloween in Spookie Pookie.

What will Pookie dress up as for Halloween? Follow along as she tries on costumes and tries to find the right one.

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

Explore the inside of a spooky tree in the Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree.

Join the Berenstain Bears again and explore the inside of a spooky old tree. This is a great read aloud in October.

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

Enjoy a fun twist on a classic song in The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin.

This spooky (but more silly than scary) twist on The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a fun rhyming book for Halloween and one of my classroom favorites!

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