Last year I shared some Not-So Halloween books for kids. This year, I pulled together some fun Halloween ones! Check out my current favorite Halloween books for kids.
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Halloween Books for Kids
Trick or Treat, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
Trick or Treat, Crankenstein is the follow-up to Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine! This year, Crankenstein’s favorite day of all—Halloween—has gone rotten! Creepy-cool costumes, super-scary jack-o’-lanterns, and loads of candy have been RUINED by costume disasters, pumpkin-carving nightmares, and a terribly untimely toothache! Can Halloween be saved, or will today turn into the crankiest Halloween in history?
Frankenslime by Joy Keller
A young slime scientist is surprised when her latest creation comes to life.
Victoria Franken is a slime scientist. Her experiments lead to amazing slimes. Until, one dark and stormy night, her latest experiment goes awry and her newest creation COMES TO LIFE!
A picture book twist on movies like Frankenstein and The Blob, that also explores the scientific method and the importance of recording observations and results. The author has also included a couple of Victoria’s best slime recipes, although you’ll notice the secret formula for making a Frankenstein slime is missing.
The Good, The Bad and the Spooky by Jory John and Pete Oswald
Halloween is the Bad Seed’s favorite holiday of the year. But what’s a seed to do when he can’t find a show-stopping costume for the big night? Postpone trick-or-treating for everyone, of course!
Can he get a costume together in time? Or will this seed return to his baaaaaaaaad ways? Find out in this hilarious, charming, and thought-provoking continuation of Jory John and Pete Oswald’s bestselling series.
Gustavo, The Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin.
But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves?
With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.
Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima
From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.
House has a problem. She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?
She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak. Her pipes bang. And on windy days, the branches scritch-scratch at her windows. She tries to hold her breath and be as still as possible. If she’s on her best behavior, maybe a family will move in.
How will House ever find a family that doesn’t mind being haunted?
Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
The creators of Pick a Pine Tree are back with a joyful, energetic celebration of a Halloween tradition.
Pick a Pumpkin captures all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside — savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o’-lantern.
Poultrygeist by Eric Geron
It’s punny. It’s spooky. Poultrygeist puts a fresh spin on an old joke and elevates chicken comedy to new levels. A little spring chicken crosses the road but quickly gets flattened under a semi-truck.
The barnyard beasts who’ve gone before break the news: now that Chicken’s fried, he has a job, an unwanted job, as a noisy troublemaking ghost. This fowl may be weak in the beak, but Chicken knows that scaring people isn’t nice. There is such a thing as a friendly ghost, after all–isn’t there?
Free Halloween Read Aloud Lesson
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