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Bestselling Kids Halloween Books

Updated on August 18, 2013

Your Children Will Love These Bestselling Kids Halloween Books

My kids love Halloween books. My son is old enough to read spooky books on his own, and my youngest one still enjoys having us read illustrated books to her. If you're looking for some fun books to share this Halloween, this page shows the bestselling kids Halloween books and is updated daily to make sure you don't miss out on the latest popular titles. Take a look below and get ready to share some chills and thrills with your kids!

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A Popular Halloween Book for 3 - 5 Year-Old Kids - Room on the Broom

This cute book about a witch, her cat and some extra passengers on her broom is a popular choice for 3- to 5-year-old kids.

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

Book description: The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

 

A Popular Choice for Kids Under 2 - A cute Halloween story to read aloud

This board book is part of the bestselling Duck & Goose boardbooks by children's author and illustrator Tad Hills. In this story, Duck and goose are looking for a pumpkin similar to one their friend has. They look all around and finally find the perfect one.

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin

About the author: Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book Duck & Goose—called “expressive” and “adorable” in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews—and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose boardbooks include the ALA Notable Book What’s Up, Duck?, Duck & Goose 1, 2, 3 and Duck & Goose: How Are You Feeling? He is also the illustrator of Waking Up Wendell, My Fuzzy Friends, and Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a dog (who will soon star in a book of his own!).

 

A Good Halloween Book for Older Readers - By author Ray Bradbury

Written by science fiction legend Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree is a spooky 160-page tale about 8 friends and their adventure on Halloween night. It's a book that kids 9 and up will enjoy reading.

The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree

Amazon review: Special indeed are holiday stories with the right mix of high spirits and subtle mystery to please both adults and children--Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," for example. Or Ray Bradbury's classic The Halloween Tree. Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud. They ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant lands and times, where they witness other ways of celebrating this holiday about the dark time of year. Bradbury's lyrical prose whooshes along with the pell-mell rhythms of children running at night, screaming and laughing, and the reader is carried along by its sheer exuberance.

Bradbury's stories about children are always attended by dread--of change, adulthood, death. The Halloween Tree, while sweeter than his adult literature, is also touched at moments by the cold specter of loss--which is only fitting, of course, for a holiday in honor of the waning of the sun.

This is a superb book for adults to read to children, a way to teach them, quite painlessly, about customs and imagery related to Halloween from ancient Egypt, Mediterranean cultures, Celtic Druidism, Mexico, and even a cathedral in Paris. (One caveat, though: Bradbury unfortunately perpetuates a couple of misconceptions about Samhain, or summer's end, the Halloween of ancient Celts and contemporary pagans.) This beautiful reprint edition has the original black-and-white illustrations and a new color painting on the dust jacket. --Fiona Webster

 

Kids Halloween books are available for every age range

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      tfsherman lm 5 years ago

      Hallo-weiner by Dav Pilkey of Captain Underpants fame is my hands down favorite! I'm always looking for great books to order for my library Halloween parties -- I need that Duck, Goose!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      My kids have always enjoyed Halloween books. Great choices here!