The Best Children’s Books For Halloween

The Best Children’s Books For Halloween


Halloween is such a fun time of year. The decorations, scary movies, costumes, carving pumpkins, playing pranks, I could go on forever.

As a former Kindergarten Teacher, I was very lucky to always have students that liked turning out the lights, getting out a  flashlight, and reading spooky Halloween stories. We had the best time.

Now that I am a Stay at Home Mom, I was itching to get into my giant book bins that are in my garage arranged by holiday, of course. Don’t get me wrong, my son has books galore in his bedroom, but my classroom library was something I was truly proud of. I have been building my library since I was in college because the truth is: I love books.

When I think of books, I think of my dad. He was never too busy to read to me before bed. He always made the time to make those special memories with me. In fact, a lot of books from my childhood were in my classroom library, but when my dad passed away, I took them out so I could enjoy them with my child one day. Those books now live in my son’s bedroom and we read them often.

My goal: To help you and your child create lasting memories. One of the easiest ways you can do that is by simply reading them books together.

There are two people in this world. People that love to read and people that absolutely hate it. I love it. My husband hates it. Guess who read to our soon for the first year of his life? That would be me. I realized the books I was reading were simple and straight to the point which were fine for me and my son, but boring to my husband. I realized I had to give him my favorite, hilarious, over the top books to read. Now he LOVES reading to our son before bedtime and the bonding time they have created. Basically, if you don’t know where to start with reading to your child, spooky and silly books make it easy!

Check out my FAVORITE Halloween Books Below!


Creepy Pair of Underwear!

Yes, you read the title correctly. Creepy Pair Of Underwear! is a book that I added to my library just last year and it’s quickly become one of my favorite books to read! First of all, bring up underwear to children and you already have them cracking up. Add in a pair that glows in the dark AND that follows you around, there is no way they won’t think this is most hilarious book ever. You’ll be reading it to them again and again!

Creepy Carrots!

Does the bunny in the picture look familiar? You guessed it! In this book Jasper believes he is being chased by a group of Creepy Carrots! This book by Aaron Reynolds actually came out BEFORE Creepy Pair of Underwear!  

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat

If your child is a fan of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, They will LOVE the spooky twist on Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat. 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!

This old lady is crazy. In her day she has swallowed a fly, a shell, a bell, a frog, the list goes on! In this hilarious Halloween Version, the old lady is up to her old ways!


We can’t forget  either!

The Ghost Go Haunting

 The Ghosts Go Haunting was always my absolute FAVORITE book to read to class and I can not wait to read it to my son. It was basically our October theme song leading up until our Halloween Party. The kids wanted me to read it to them constantly because they loved so much that they could read and sing along!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Splat is always up to something funny and this book, Scaredy-Cat, Splat! is no exception!

Fright Club

 Operation: Kiddie Scare is being planned in this hysterical book about monsters preparing for Halloween.


Where’s My Mummy

This adorably spooky book with take you on a journey though a graveyard at night while a little boy and his mummy play hide and shriek! You’ll meet be a bunch of funny characters a long the way! This is a book my kindergarten class asked me to read again and again!

Room on the Broom

 Room on the Broom is a story of unlikely friends that help each other out in a time of need! This is a great book to read to children about friendship, being kind, and coming together to fix a problem. There is also a short movie that is usually on Netflix this time of year that you can watch after you read the book!

The Haunted Ghoul Bus

 The Haunted Ghoul Bus is about a boy that catches the wrong bus to school. He’s actually on a bus with monsters going to Ghoul School! This books gives kids a glimpse of the fun they might have if they got to ride a bus with actual Halloween monsters!

This Is The House That Monsters Built

 Such a fun book to read! This book repeats so children can read along with you and join in on the silliness while monsters build a house together!


 This is a perfect non-fiction book to read to kids or students about Halloween. Whether you celebrate it or not, it’s fun to learn about a holiday, how it started, and how people celebrate it! Did you know that jack-o’-lanterns started in Ireland? Me either! People used to carve beets, turnips, and Potatoes! Learn this and so many other fun facts in this book!

Way To Glow! 

 Halloween is the perfect time to read Way to Glow! This book has been a hit for my students for a few years now. Learn about the creepy creatures that live deep down in the ocean. Every other page glows in the dark which adds to the fun of this amazing non-fiction book!

If you read any of these books, I would love to know your thoughts! Comment below! 🙂


For more reading fun, check out my blog posts about The Best Toddler Halloween Books and Fall Children’s Books Your Whole Family Will Love!

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