Book: A Very Looooong Halloween Children’s Book List

For adults, the scariest thing right now might be watching the stock market, but for our little ones, it’s Halloween!

I’ve compiled a long list, but for good reason…I don’t want to instigate a run on the libraries and bookstores! What a different world that would be…

Print the list out and take it with you. If you don’t find one book, there’s bound to be something else.

Be sure to preview the books before sharing them with your wee ones to make sure that the text and illustrations are appropriate for their age and temperament.

Did I miss anything? Add it in comments!

AGES 0-2

Boo Who?
by Joan Holub

Five Little Pumpkins
Illustrated by Dan Yaccurino

Five Ugly Monsters
by Tedd Arnold

Maisy’s Halloween
by Lucy Cousins

My First Halloween Board Book
by DK Publishing

On Halloween Night
by Harriet Ziefert; pictures by Renée Andriani

Pumpkin Faces
by Emma Rose; illustrated by Judith Moffatt

Say Boo!
by Lynda Graham-Barber

Spooky Hour
by Tony Mitton; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

The Teeny Tiny Woman
by Arthur Robbins

AGES 3-5, 6-8

The ABC’s of Halloween
by Patti Reeder Eubank

The Bat Jamboree
by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Bats Around the Clock
by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Bears in the Night

by Jan and Stan Berenstain

Beneath the Ghost Moon
by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Laurel Molk

The Berenstain Bears’ Trick or Treat

by Jan and Stan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears and the Old Spooky Tree
by Jan and Stain Berenstain

Big Pumpkin
by Erica Silverman; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

By the Light of the Halloween Moon
by Caroline Stutson and Kevin Hawkes

Calavera Abecedario
by Jeanette Winter

Come for a Ride on the Ghost Train
by Colin and Jaqcui Hawkins

A Dark, Dark Tale: Story and Pictures
by Ruth Brown

by Robert Bright

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley

Goodnight Goon
by Michael Rex

Grandpa’s Ghost Stories
by James Flora

Halloween Parade
by Harriet Ziefert; illustrated by Lillie James

Halloween Party
by Linda Shute

Hilda and the Mad Scientist
by Addie Adam; illustrated by Lisa Thiesing

by Arthur Howard

The House that Drac Built

by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Humbug Witch
by Lorna Balian

Inside a House That Is Haunted: A Rebus Read-Along Story
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; illustrated by Tedd Arnold

In The Haunted House
by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

by Linda Williams; illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Los Gatos Black on Halloween
by Marisa Montest; illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Mary Engelbreit’s Tiny Teeny Halloweeny Treasury
by Patrick Regan (Author), Mary Engelbreit (Author)


by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Mouse’s First Halloween

by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Buket Erdogan

My Mama Monster Loves Me So

by Laura Leuck; illustrated by Mark Buehner

Night Before Halloween
by Natasha Wing

Night of the Gargoyles
by Eve Bunting; illustrated by David Wiesner

Old Devil Wind

by Bill Martin, Jr.; illustrated by Barry Root

On Halloween
by Lark Carrier

One Witch
by Laura Leuck; illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin
by Mary Serfozo; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
by George Levenson; photography by Shmuel Thaler

Pumpkin Moonshine
by Tasha Tudor

Pumpkin Pumpkin
Author: Jeanne Titerington

Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper

Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson; pictures by Axel Scheffler

Scare the Moon
by Harriett Ziefert; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Scarlett Angelina Wolverton-Manning
by Jacqueline K. Ogburn; illustrated by Brian Ajhar

Scary, Scary Halloween
by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Jan Brett

Shake Dem Halloween Bones
by W. Nikola-Lisa; illustrated by Mike Reed

Skeleton Hiccups
by Margery Cuyler; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

The Three Bears’ Halloween

by Kathy Duval; illustrated by Paul Meisel

A Tiger Called Thomas
by Kurt Werth
1963 edition

by Ann Dixon; illustrated by Larry Di Fiori

The Ugly Pumpkin
by Dave Horowitz

We Are Monsters
by Mary Packard; illustrated by John Magine

Where’s My Mummy?
by Carolyn Crimi

Witch on a Windy Night
by Bernice Chardiet (based on poem by Bernice Wells Carlson); illustrated by Pamela Cote

special thanks to Notes from the Windowsill


2 Comments on Book: A Very Looooong Halloween Children’s Book List

  1. Thanks for the hat tip!

  2. Thank *you* for the great summaries!

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