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Halloween is a time of pumpkins, costumes, and candy, but it is also the season for amazing Halloween picture books. Whether you are looking for something cutesy or spooky this list of our favorite Halloween pictures books should have something perfect for you.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
This Halloween picture book actually stays out year-round in our house because we love it so much. We actually discovered Room on the Broom on Netflix before ever reading the books but after watching it we had to go out and find the book.
Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by Margret and H.A. Rey
“George was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” Curious Geroge was my son’s first favorite character, the theme for his first birthday and the show (and movies) that we would watch over and over, so all of the Curious George books hold a special place in our hearts. This cute story of George dressing up at a Halloween costume party is perfect for anyone who loves this little monkey or has some curious little monkeys of their own.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
It’s a classic. Need I say more?
Dem Bones by Bob Barner
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, I honestly can’t pick up this book without that tune going through my head. This book will leave you tapping your toes, just don’t let any bones fall off!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd
The sounds of this book make it a perfect read-aloud for a Halloween storytime.
Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
I am pretty sure there is nothing scarier than the thought of glow in the dark undies following me around in the dark, but don’t be scared of these creepy stories but get ready for some giggles.
Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean (get you singing)
Leave it to Pete the Cat to take the song of Five Little Pumpkins and bring it to a whole nother level of cool. A fun, repetitive book that is perfect for a classroom read. Check out the Pete the Cat website for other fun books, videos, and activities.
How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton
How to Catch an Elf is one of our Advent Christmas Books that we wrap and read every year in the days before Christmas and when we found out that there was also a How to Catch a Monster book we had to check it out. All of the “How to” books are fun instruction books on how to catch your favorite holiday creatures. The colorful illustrations and fun stories will get your kids scheming on how they can catch set their own traps.
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry (great for starting school-agers)
A cute story about friendship and acceptance even when you’re different. It can be hard when your arm falls off when you throw a ball, or your moth falls apart at lunch, but as long as you have a great friend or two you’ll make it through. Hopefully with all of your pieces.
Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Technically a board book, but I can’t skip it for that reason. Boynton’s rhyming stories and cute and silly pictures are a must for every season.
Now that I have shared some of our favorite Halloween Picture Books it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite, not so scary, Halloween picture books?