Children's Halloween Books
Recommended Halloween Reading for Kids
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Looking for some 'scary' or 'not too scary' books for halloween?
There are some wonderful stories available for toddlers to teens. Here is my recommendations of what we have enjoyed.
I have listed the halloween books in each section in order from picture books to older children.
Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas. Fun story. Winnie looks for a solution to stop her tripping over her cat.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. The great use of rhyme makes this book delightful! A good lesson in cooperation.
Georgie by Robert Bright. Georgie is a ghost who has a job to do. A very friendly little ghost and a great story.
Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara. A very striking book. A little girl goes to live in a haunted house - but deals with the ghosts in an unusual way.
Stone Goblins by David Melling. One of a series of goblin books. Well written and fun to read.
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. The funny, hapless adventures of poor Mildred Hubble. She just can't seem to avoid getting things wrong.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. What will pumpkin-hating Rebecca do when she has a bumper crop.
Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor. This is a beautiful picture book. It's almost Halloween and little Sylvie Ann has found the biggest, fattest pumpkin. But before she can carve it into a giant, crooked-toothed jack-o'lantern, she has to get it home.
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. The death of a pumkin - told beautifully! We really liked this one. Perfect to combine with a time lapse video of your pumpkin decaying.
Jeb Scarecrows Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon. Lovely littly story about a determined scarecrow and his pumpkin patch.
Great Pumpkin Switch by Megan McDonald. A nostalgic book - Grampa tells of the time he accidentally cut the stem of his sister's prized pumpkin, causing if to fall down the front steps and smash.
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. Wonderful full color photographs of the life-cycle of a pumpkin.
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz. An 'I can read' book. Pretty scary for little children, so stick to slightly older ones.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. A great classic. Free from Guntenberg as either a downloadable book or audiobook.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. A much more complex story than you may think. Free from Guntenberg as either a downloadable book or audiobook.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. Very thrilling, but the language is quite hard work. Free from Guntenberg as either a downloadable book or audiobook.
I hope you enjoy these children's halloween books!
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