7 Must-Read Children’s Halloween Books


These picture books about Halloween will delight your kids without frightening them.

Halloween is a huge deal at my house. My kids love dressing up year-round, and the combination of dressing up and free candy is almost too much for them to handle. I like Halloween too, but I like how much my kids crave reading about it even more. I use their excitement about Halloween to make reading that much more fun.

Here are seven of our favorite Halloween picture books.

1. Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

2. Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church

Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church

3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro

4. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

5. One Spooky Night by Kate Stone

One Spooky Night by Kate Stone

6. Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

7. 10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman

10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman