10 Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

  1. Knewman4

    October 3rd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    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!

  2. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    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.  🙂

  3. Jenna

    October 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

  4. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Reserved!  🙂 Thanks!

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  6. Patti

    October 4th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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

  7. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Just reserved this at the library!

  8. Patti

    October 4th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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

  9. Jeanine Prusinowski

    October 4th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    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.

  10. Jeanine Prusinowski

    October 4th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    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.

  11. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    You’ll LOVE John Bellairs. 🙂

  12. Cathy Estes Sparks

    September 7th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    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?

  13. Jamie

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I scored Hallowiener yesterday at the library. Boo ya!

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

  14. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    My kids have been reading it over and over again.  🙂

  15. Ariana Evans

    October 10th, 2011 at 3:18 am

    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!

  16. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    The book is wonderfully disturbing!

  17. Jessica

    October 17th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    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!

  18. Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm

     Thanks, Jessica!

  19. Marija Hamed

    October 23rd, 2011 at 8:48 am

    ‘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/

  20. Cindy Olson

    October 7th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    “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.”

  21. Jenna @ Call Her Happy

    October 11th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    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 🙂

  22. Mary

    October 15th, 2013 at 3:58 am

    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. 🙂

  23. pointyhead

    October 15th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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

  24. Guest

    October 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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

  25. suburbanturmoil

    October 17th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    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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