12 of the Best Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween is probably one of the holidays kids love the most. The list of reasons why can go on and on, but I think it’s safe to say that Halloween is a 100-percent kid-approved holiday because of the tons of free candy, the DIY Family Activities, and did I mention candy?

Besides the costumes, trick-or-treating, and your annual trip to a pumpkin farm, you also can’t forget to get your favorite Halloween books for kids on your bookshelf. In this list of 12 children’s books, your kids will definitely find some favorites to add to their library. Soak up the Halloween spirit page after page with these wonderfully written children’s books just in time for Halloween! 

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An easy to read Halloween themed friendship book for kids. The Witch’s Cat is a touching children’s book about the power of friendship and how the smallest drop of confidence can inspire and motivate others in tremendous ways. Little Pepper was no ordinary cat but the blackest cat you’d ever meet.  Pepper finds it really hard to make friends.  Is it because of how she looks – the black cat curse?  Or is it because she’s a witch’s cat?

The Witch’s Cat aspires to teach children the importance of being self confident. It encourages positive behavior, cognitive thinking, a growth mindset, empathy and positivity. The Witch’s Cat will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside Pete the Cat (James Dean), If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff), Room on the Broom (Julia Donaldson) and The Witches (Roald Dahl)

The Witch’s Cat is a great self esteem building, friendship making book that’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and beginner readers.

halloween books for kidsNatalya is a kind hearted little girl who loves her family, friends, and animals. Follow her as she goes trick or treating with her friends and sneaks something back into her room.

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This book is no trick OR treat…

because it is The WORST Halloween Book in the Whole Entire World! Poor Nameless finds himself in another one of the Worst books and he does NOT want it to be Halloween! Will he escape the green-haired witch? Is there really a pumpkin named Jerry in this book?? Will he get any of his beloved candy???

The Worst Halloween Book in the Whole Entire World is a humorous and witty tale for young and seasoned readers. Come join Nameless on this new adventure in this quirky, silly and a little ridiculous easy reader for children.

The Entire World Books series is geared towards ages 3-9 and is great for beginner and reluctant readers. Boys, girls, primary school students, adults, and parents can enjoy this new quirky and silly children’s book series.

halloween books for kidsYou will never look at spiders the same way again!

Spider thinks he is a celebrity. Why, you ask? Because if anyone sees him, they scream with “delight!” Will he be able to escape some overzealous fans? This hilarious tale shows that your perspective on life, no matter how misconstrued, can keep you confident in any situation.

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Her world is full of scrumptious sweets. Can she make it even yummier by meeting new pals?

Young witch Ruby loves making new friends. So she goes out for a walk in her candy-filled neighborhood. And when she meets Fudge, the friendly frog who gives her a compliment, she happily uses her swirly-whirly wand to make his day!

Wearing her favorite colorful dress and hat, Ruby can’t wait for who she’ll see next. And if they turn out to be nice… well, then she’ll wave her wand some more!

Will Ruby get to use her magic again? A Picture-Perfect Rainbow Day is the first entry in the beautifully illustrated Ruby the Rainbow Witch children’s picture book series. If you or your child like kindness and love, bright and happy settings, and stories about making exciting new friends, then you’ll adore Kim Ann’s super-fun adventure.

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See how Bo wins kids over to all the good things about bats in this fun, rhyming story that is also educational.

  • Reading level 1 to 2
  • Celebrates differences in others and respect for nature
  • Learn the true story about the misunderstood bat
  • Fun Facts about real bats; includes disclaimer that you should not touch them
  • Pages to color in the back

halloween books for kidsIt’s Halloween night which means trick-or-treating in spooktacular costumes. This is the right book to get kids interested in learning about time counting every hour until Halloween. Simple rhyming sentences reinforce learning the language of telling time. Little clues on every page will hold your child’s attention and have them going back through the book over and over again. Perfect for kids aged 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Playful illustrations and fun rhymes help every kid learn about time.

halloween books for kidsOur favorite Cowgirl is back and this time she’s on a quest to find the legendary ghost horse. It will take courage, bravery, and a little bit of luck. Come along and see if maybe, just maybe the legend is true. The award-winning author of Cowgirl Lessons and Cowgirl Christmas, Rae Rankin, is back with an all-new Cowgirl story. Told in the same charming, easy-to-read rhyme, Cowgirl and The Ghost Horse, is a fun, hair-raising story your kids will love!

Merry Fairy Halloween

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Fairies love Halloween!  Dink, the Tooth Fairy, is thrilled to show you how fairies celebrate Halloween in Fairyland.

See the fairies’ faBOO-lous costumes, their BOO-tiful decorations, their SPOOK-tacular parties!  Giggle (or groan) at the unBOO-lievably punny jokes and enjoy a Merry Fairy Halloween!

A fun fairy picture book for young children, showing that Halloween can be cute and not scary.


halloween books for kidsIn this humorousrhyming story a little girl’s attempts to befriend a monster lead from one disaster to the next. All is not lost though as this unlikely pair may have more in common than you think.

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Oh Milly, you sure are amusing! The air is getting chilly, and Milly is ready to celebrate two beloved fall holidays in her own unique, willy-nilly way! Milly adores Halloween! What costume does Milly choose? Does she meet a goblin or a ghost? Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Does Milly help stuff the turkey? What is her favorite side dish?

Milly’s silly fall escapades, recounted in a series of lively limericks, will cause everyone to fall in love with the memorable Great Dane from Texas. This energetic, vibrant rhymer is perfect for little animal lovers. Read it at home, at school, or anywhere during the autumn months as you prepare for festivities of your own. With two holidays in one book, you can read it all at once or enjoy each holiday filled with Milly’s shenanigans separately!


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Do you have an anxiety monster that is big, and wild, and likes to visit you? Is there any way to tame him? Can he be a helpful monster that you just might not mind having around?
Find out in this delightful new book with practical solutions just for kids that deal with anxiety. 

Your child may also feel empowered by the child in this story as he becomes more confident. While learning new coping strategies to deal with his anxiety, his monster shrinks. He may not be able to make his monster go away completely, but he can learn to tame him!

In the back section of this book are some parent helps that can be great conversation starters for children and parents that deal with anxiety.

Do you have a favorite Halloween kids book that should be added to this list? Please let me know in the comments below! 

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