Best Halloween Books for Young Kids

I definitely enjoy watching Halloween movies with my family. However, some of the movies – even the milder ones – can be too scary for young kids. Fun, “not too scary” Halloween books are perfect. Below, are my top 10 picks for kids ages 2 and up. Enjoy!

1. By the Light of the Halloween Moon (Ages 6 and up)

A little girl’s toe is the initial object of attraction to a cat, a witch, a ghost and others in this popular Halloween book.

2. Halloween Night (Ages 4 and up)

Zombies, banshees and mummies prepare to celebrate Halloween in this rhyming vividly illustrated book.

3. In the Haunted House (Ages 4 and up)

A child favorite, this wonderfully illustrated rhyming book follows two sets of feet (in sneakers) as they travel through a haunted house…if the house is truly haunted!

4. Room on the Broom (Ages 4 and up)

This fun book follows a witch and her cat (who pick up a dog, a frog and a bird) as they fly on a broomstick ride adventure.

5. Scary, Scary Halloween (Ages 4 and up)

This book is not as scary as the title would have you believe. It’s actually quite a cute tale of a mother cat and her kittens communicating as they watch a group of trick-or-treaters (who are dressed as monsters) pass by.

6. Tell Me a Scary Story…But Not Too Scary! (Book & CD) (Preschool and up)

This New York Times bestseller was written by director/comedy writer Carl Reiner. It follows the adventure of a young boy and his monster-creating neighbor.

7. The Hallo-wiener (Ages 4 up)

Oscar, a tiny dachshund, is the main character in this popular children’s book. Although the other dogs tease him, Oscar ends up saving the day on Halloween…while he is dressed up as a hot dog!

8. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Ages 4 and up)

Another fun kid favorite, this book is about a lady who is followed home by various noisy items of clothing and a pumpkin head. She tells each item, “I’m not afraid of you,” but is she afraid?

9. Too Many Pumpkins (Ages 5 and up)

The main character, an elderly woman named Rebecca Estelle, hates pumpkins because they remind her of growing up during the Great Depression. After accidentally growing a full crop of pumpkins, will she learn to love the gourds again?

10. Tucker’s Spooky Halloween (Ages 2 and up)

The main character of this book, a dog named Tucker, is determined not to be dressed up in a cute outfit for Halloween…like he had been in past years. He rejects the costumes that his owner tries to put on him and ultimately comes up with his own “scary” costume.

These are my top picks. Did I miss any of your family favorites? In any event, Halloween is a great opportunity to check some of these books out from the library, buy them at a local bookstore or online. (Amazon, one of my affiliate partners, has their own listing of bestselling Children’s Halloween Books .)

{Post images courtesy of my Amazon affiliate partner}

Click here to sign up for the MitC newsletter and to get a free copy of
15 Easy "Kid-Approved" Recipes.


  1. says

    Whats up really Trendy website!! Guy. Beautiful. Wonderful. I will save your website and take the feeds also!K I am glad to seek out numerous helpful info right here within the post, we’d like work out more techniques on this respect, thanks for discussing….

  2. says

    of course like your website however you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very Worrisome to tell the truth on the other hand I will definitely come back again.

  3. says

    Howdy! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice data you could have right here on this post. I will likely be coming again to your weblog for extra soon.

  4. says

    Thank you for another informative website. Where else could I get that kind of information written in such an ideal approach? I’ve a challenge that I am just now running on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such information.

  5. says

    Thank you for any other informative site. Where else could I am getting that kind of info written in such an ideal means? I’ve a undertaking that I’m just now running on, and I have been on the look out for such info.

  6. says

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from a lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

  7. says

    I�m impressed, I need to say. Actually not often do I encounter a weblog that�s each educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you have got hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the difficulty is one thing that not sufficient individuals are talking intelligently about. I’m very joyful that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for one thing referring to this.

  8. says

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested. Thanks!

  9. says

    There are certainly a number of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment�s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  10. says

    Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  11. says

    Undeniably think that which you stated. Your favourite reason seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to become aware of. I say to you, I absolutely get annoyed though men and women think of worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top rated and defined out the entire factor with out having side impact , people today can take a signal. Will most likely be back to obtain far more. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *