Halloween Kids Book Reading List

Halloween is here and it’s time to bring out the spooky season books! Head to your local library to pick up a few of these great family reads. We promise your family will love these not-so-spooky Halloween kids books.

These are some of the best picture books for halloween book reading. The best part? They’re all available on Amazon Prime (love that 2 day shipping)!

Halloween Kids Book Reading List

  1. Gilbert the Ghost by Guido Van Genechten
    Gilbert goes to school like all the other ghosts, but he’s a special ghost: he doesn’t like to screech in a scary way, he doesn’t want to haunt, and is always polite. A story by bestselling author-illustrator Guido Van Genechten about a friendly and special ghost.
  2. How to Make Friends With a Ghost by Rebecca Green
    How do you make friends with a ghost? This is a whimsical book about ghost care, with sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.
  3. Ghost Afraid of the Dark by Sara Conway
    Boo is celebrating his first Halloween with all of his monster friends. He quickly realizes that he is afraid of many things and discovers how to be brave.
  4. Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
    Picking a pumpkin, a Halloween tradition. This book captures all the fun of picking a pumpkin and turning it into a jack-o-lantern. From the same author who brought you Pick A Pine Tree.
  5. Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler
    Bonaparte is a young skeleton who keeps falling apart! With the help of his friends Franky Stein, Blacky Widow, and Mummicula, he gets put back together.
  6. The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
    A fall twist on The Ugly Duckling. The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all of October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn’t look like any of the other pumpkins, so he leaves the patch in search of a place where he’ll fit in.
  7. The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
    Despite the title, this book isn’t scary at all. It’s a silly story narrated by a melodramatic ghost who is scared of bunnies! Your kids will giggle through the whole book.
  8. Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
    A hilarious parody of Goodnight Moon. This one is just so funny! Your kids will have you reading it again and again!
  9. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
    This is a funny story about a witch who keeps picking up riders—until there is no room left on the broom! A cute, animated version is available on Netflix that follows the text of the book word for word.
  10. Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
    An adorable story about Gustavo, a shy ghost who finds courage to make friends. There is also a Spanish edition of this book available here.

Did we miss any of your favorite Halloween books for kids? Tell us which ones you enjoy most of all in the fall. Looking for more Halloween related fun? Head to this piece on Boo Baskets!


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