Are you getting ready for the spookiest night of the year? Of all the seasonal children’s books, Halloween ones are the favorite at our house! Over the years we’ve gotten quite the collection going and I couldn’t resist adding a few more to the collection this year.
For those of you with babies and toddlers, here are sixteen Halloween board books that we’ve loved over the years. If you’re looking for children’s Halloween books for young children, we’ have a list of those here.
1 | GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE BY KAZUNO KOHARA
This is the story of a little girl witch with a haunted house full of ghosts. Thankfully she is not afraid because she knows just what to do with them! She catches the ghosts and puts them to use – as tablecloths, curtains, and more.
2 | B IS FOR BOO BY GREG PAPROCKI
A is for apple…B is for boo…C is for candy…
B Is for Boo: A Halloween Alphabet is a collection of twenty-six Halloween-themed concepts from costumes to treats, haunted houses, and more.
3 | IF YOU’RE SPOOKY AND YOU KNOW IT BY ALY FRONCIS
A fun twist on the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It”! With spooky skeletons clapping hands, wicked witches stomping feet, hairy werewolves jumping up and down, naughty mummies snapping fingers, the creatures in this book are going to show you just how spooky they are.
4 | FIVE LITTLE GHOSTS BY PATRICIA HEGARTY
Five little ghosts at the end of the day are on the lookout for somewhere to play…
Follow the adventures of five little ghosts in this adorable rhyming book!
5 | YOU ARE MY PUMPKIN BY JOYCE WAN
From a tickly spider to a messy monster, this board book is filled with the sweetest Halloween characters. Tell your baby just how much you adore them. “Baby, I’m batty for you!”
6 | LITTLE BLUE TRUCK’S HALLOWEEN BY ALICE SCHERTLE
Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps of this board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?
8 | ROOM ON THE BROOM BY JULIE DONALDSON
“Is there room on the broom for me?” A friendly witch and her trusty cat set out on an outing and make lots of new friends as she searches for missing items. A surprise ending as the friends save the witch from a hungry dragon!
9 | GOODNIGHT GOON BY MICHAEL REX
And there were three little mummies rubbing their tummies. And two hairy claws and a set of jaws. And a loud screechy bat and a black hat.
If you love the classic book “Goodnight Moon” this spooky & hilarious paradoy will be a family favorite too! This is the spookiest title on the list, so you’ll want to read it beforehand to decide if it’s a little too frightening for your little one.
10 | BOO! BY LESLIE PATRICELLI
Baby is getting ready for Halloween – picking out a pumpkin, deciding how to carve their jack-o-lantern, and deciding on a costume. Then it’s time to trick-or-treat! Baby’s a little nervous, but soon learns to love Halloween.
11 | PEEK-A-BOO! BY NINA LADEN
A classic game of peekaboo gets a spooky spin! Read the clue, peek through the die-cut window to guess the rhyme, and repeat. And similar to other books in the series, this one also ends with a mirror which is extra fun for tots!
14 | DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON! A HALLOWEEN TREAT BY BILL COTTER
There’s just one scary house left at the end of a night of trick-or-treating, and Larry the Monster doesn’t want you to go there! No seriously, whatever you do, DON’T ring the doorbell! This whole series is fun and the Halloween version a real treat!
15 | FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS BY DAN YACCARINO
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.” Follow along with the five pumpkins from the classic Halloween poem that’s been a favorite of kids for years!
16 | 10 TRICK-OR-TREATERS BY JANET SCHULMAN
A Halloween counting book. Ten trick-or-treaters head out together on Halloween night, but their group becomes smaller and smaller as each child is tightened off by a spooky creature.
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