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10 Halloween Books For Kids

Updated on October 31, 2013

Great Halloween Books For Children To Enjoy

I put together this list of fun 10 Halloween books for kids to enjoy a good trick or treat this wonderful festive, fun and scary season. These books are spooky, scary and highly entertaining, and even though I'm no longer a kid, I enjoy reading them as well.

A friend of mine has the habit of taking her Halloween related books, as she calls them, every October and reading them to her kids when they go to the bed at night. I think it's a wonderful habit that more moms (or dads) should pick up not only to entertain their kids, but also to spend some quality time with them.

In addition, what better way to get kids away from the TV or their favorite computer game (which can be fun, but let's face it, not that healthy either), than with a good book that can make them forget for a bit about their other less quality past times.

Enjoy this list of kids Halloween books that even adults can read them, which make up my favorite list to read every October.

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Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

#1 Room On The Broom

Room on the Broom is a fun Halloween book for kids ages 4-8. I've seen it on the bookshelf of my friend and I've read it too. It's really a fun book that children will enjoy.

The story is about a witch and her cat who are flying on the broom (like all witches, of course) when a strong wind takes away not only the witches' hat, but also her bow and her wand as well. And what good a witch without her wand is in the first place?I mean remember Harry Potter, even he couldn't do anything without a wand!

The book has some adorable pictures, and the text is in rhyme format that is a pleasure to read to kids. A beautiful book that teaches kids about how to work together for the same goal in a gentle way that will remain with them for a long time. Well worth reading.

What A Fun Book Corner Full Of Halloween Kids Books

Halloween bookshop
Halloween bookshop

Here is a great way to organize your bookshelf with all the children's books around the time of Halloween. And then have them pick out a book that they want you to read them (or read together with you) that evening.

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#2 The Night before Halloween

The Night Before Halloween
The Night Before Halloween

The Night before Halloween is another adorable book to read to kids of around ages 4-8 in October.

My friend's kids enjoy this one a lot, even though they are a bit older now.

If you know the story called Twas the Night Before Christmas, this has the same main theme (except is for Halloween) and it is about goblins, ghouls and children going for a trick or treat to their home. A fun book for kids to read or be read to during the Halloween holidays.

The Halo-Wiener
The Halo-Wiener

#3 The Hallo-Wiener

The Halo-Wiener is another adorable Halloween book for kids ages 4-8, which can be really read with and for any kids of any ages.

It is a funny book that everyone, both children and adults, is highly entertained and cannot contain a giggle or two (or a loud laugh) when reading it.

The story involves Oscar, a cute dog (a dachshund) who gets an unwanted Halloween costume that he hates. Not only that, but his friends, other pups are constantly making fun of him.

One of my favorite kids Halloween books about a sausage dog, his adventures, all in a lovely book with cute pictures and adorable puns.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

#5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a book that needs no introduction for anyone but small kids who haven't gotten a chance to read the Harry Potter series yet. And it's one that should be introduced to children of all ages as soon as they can read - or have something read to them.

I think it is the perfect Halloween book for all ages (I remember reading this very book years ago on the subway when I was commuting to work, and I was well into my adulthood) and now that I think of it, it could even go as high as being the #1 Halloween book for children.

The story needs no introduction indeed. Harry Potter is a classic idol of all children who want to make a difference in their world, use magic and raise above their condition in a world that they seem to not quite fit in. A series well worth having in the permanent collection on the book shelf.

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#6 By the Light of the Halloween Moon

By the Light of the Halloween Moon
By the Light of the Halloween Moon

By the Light of the Halloween Moon is a picture book for kids ages 6-8. but not only for them.

Here is a story that is just a tiny bit scary (hence the slightly higher age group targeted for this book), but it's also funny.

It is about a boy who is wiggling his toes during the night over the side of a bridge during a Halloween night.

The book is written in a cumulative rhyme which will enchant kids who will feel all the suspense of a well written tale that ends well like all good books should end.


#7 Nightmare: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep

Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep

Here is a set of poems for Halloween for kids ages 4-8. It includes various poems with ghouls, skeletons, vampires, all the little monsters that come out only during Halloween.

It is a very well written book and it's a favorite of my friend's kids who enjoy a spooky story now and then.

Perfect book to expand the imagination of any child who doesn't fear of reading something else except cute stories.


#8 Tucker's Spooky Halloween

Tucker's Spooky Halloween: Book and Animation (Candlewick Storybook Animations)
Tucker's Spooky Halloween: Book and Animation (Candlewick Storybook Animations)

Going back to small kids, here is one that toddlers will really enjoy: Tucker's Spooky Halloween. The book is published for children ages 2-5.

I love this cute little story. Not scary at all, it is basically another adventure of Tucker, the kid who grabs your heart and doesn't let it go.

If you can get the whole Tucker series, buy it as you won't regret it, and you kids will love it too. It is a series that is well worth having on the permanent home bookshelf.


#9 Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!
Creepy Carrots!

A cute and scary Halloween book about Jasper Rabbit, a bunny who is crazy about carrots. So what makes this book scary? Well, if you have some vegetables follow you home when that's not what they should be doing (except feeding your appetite) then you see Jasper's dilemma.

He loves taking his daily carrots from Crackenhopper field, right until the carrots start appearing everywhere - in his home, bathtub, in his garden, in his bedroom during the night.

Suddenly his favorite carrots become spooky, creepy and scary.

A lovely Halloween book that has just the right amount of scare material to make it interesting to read during this fun holiday in the year.


#10 Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins
Too Many Pumpkins

Finally as #10 here is a book that can be enjoyed by kids ages 5 and up.

It is very uplifting and fun book (not scary at all), involving...pumpkins and a woman called Rebecca Estelle who hates them because back in the day when she was a kid, her family was poor and all they were eating all day were pumpkin foods. No wonder she grew up to hate them.

A really entertaining and happy story that shows that Halloween doesn't have to be scary with creepy creatures sneaking up on one during the night.


5 Scary Books To Read This Halloween
Here are 5 scary Halloween books for adults to read this spooky season. Unlike the children's books, these are horror novels that really scare, spook and creep out for a fun Halloween month

Do You Enjoy Reading Halloween Books With Your Kids?

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    • anthony-husher-39 profile image


      5 years ago

      Amazing lens ! My favourite book from this list is Harry Potter.

    • Michelllle profile image


      5 years ago

      I love "Room on a Broom" awesome book. great lens.

    • Dianna206 profile image


      5 years ago

      One of my favorites is The Night Before Halloween. My kids love it!

    • Susan Zutautas profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to love it and look forward to reading them to my grandchildren one day .... hopefully :) I'm not a grandparent yet but you never know :)

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      5 years ago

      Yes, specially Harry Potters. Thanks a lot for this superb lens of yours...:)


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