10 Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

  1. Knewman4 says:

    Oooohhhh…you really HAVE started a new Halloween tradition!  Zoinks!  Perhaps I will try a more laid back version!  On the other hand, I do something similar at Christmas, so that may be enough for me!

    • Anonymous says:

      I collect children’s books, so this is just another excuse to get more. LOL. I rationalize it by figuring that when our kids get too big for children’s books, we’ll have grandchildren to read them to.  🙂

  2. Jenna says:

    Great list! My husband still loves The Biggest Pumpkin ever. His aunt just gave us a copy for our daughter 🙂

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

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  4. Patti says:

    The Bones of Fred McFee – very rhythmic musical verse, slightly spooky.  Love this book

  5. Patti says:

    The Bones of Fred McFee – very rhythmic musical verse, slightly spooky.  Love this book

  6. Jeanine Prusinowski says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I’m excited to check out the John Bellairs books. We love Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey and the Ugliest Pumpkin.

  7. Jeanine Prusinowski says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I’m excited to check out the John Bellairs books. We love Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey and the Ugliest Pumpkin.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’ll LOVE John Bellairs. 🙂

      • Cathy Estes Sparks says:

        One of my faves, too, but beware…the writing shifts a bit, after Bellairs passes away, but the book series continues. Still, a favorite. In the same vein, I like Richard Peck’s Blossom Culp Series (The Ghost Belonged to Me), & in a quirky sci-fi influenced mock horror, Pinkwater’s The Snarkout Boys & the Avocado of Death. Is it weird for a 40-something to adore kids’ books?

  8. Jamie says:

    I scored Hallowiener yesterday at the library. Boo ya!

    We also have a vintage copy of Georgie’s Halloween. My girls LOVE love it.

  9. Ariana Evans says:

    I just gotta say that Coraline gave me the jibblies when I saw the film. I can only imagine what the book is like!  Neil Gaiman knows how to write some fiction, I tell ya that!  Did you ever read Stardust?  The film is great too!  My kids aren’t old enough for some of these, but we will be hitting the library this week for a large stash of October-y books!  Love it!

  10. Jessica says:

    This was a great list! We checked some out of the library for my daughter. I hope you continue the tradition with more holiday lists. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Marija Hamed says:

    ‘Room on the Broom’ is our ultimate favorite – beautiful illustrations and seamless rhymes. Another new favorite is ‘Over in the Hollow’ – http://businessandboobs.com/halloween-kiddie-books/10/2011/

  12. Cindy Olson says:

    “Only a Witch Can Fly” gets my vote for prettiest (illustrations and story). “Ghosts in the House” is another one that is beautifully designed and funny. And my own personal favorite is “Bone Dog.” For vintage, I love “Wobble the Witch Cat.”

  13. I remember last year or the year before you recommended Something Wicked This Way Comes. I ran out to my library to grab it up, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Still on my list 🙂

  14. Mary says:

    I recently discovered Jill Thompson’s Magic Trixie and Scary Godmother books and I like those a lot. Might be good to add to some of y’all’s H’ween collections. 🙂

  15. pointyhead says:

    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis and S. D. Schindler – fun, rhyming story with hilarious illustrations.

  16. Guest says:

    Room on the Broom is easily the #1 book at home for our kids, followed closely by Berenstain Bears Halloween books. Nice list.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      You’ve got to see the new Room on the Broom DVD! It’s by the makers of The Gruffalo movie and it’s incredibly charming.

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