Halloween is such a fun, innocent time for kids and I believe it should always be kept that way. From the cute little crafts to the moment of truth of deciding on an outfit, this spooky season should be one that they look back on with giggles, lots of smiles, and (hopefully) not too many cavities! Below are 21 Halloween books especially for your little pumpkins, princesses, knights, turtles, whatever they may be this year!
1. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
Talk about a kitty who can hold a tune! Pete is a soulful cat who confidently belts out the classic kid’s song, Five Little Pumpkins, in this adorable story.
2. The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin (Board Book) by Sonali Fry, illustrated by Sanja Rescek
A special take on the catchy Itsy Bitsy Spider song, The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin is a board book that’ll quickly become a new favorite in your child’s library. (Parents, you’ll probably hear the song about…one million times at least. It’s that catchy!)
3. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween (Board Book) by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Join Little Blue as he embarks on a fun night of picking up his friends for a Halloween costume party!
4. Peppa’s Halloween Party by Scholastic
I am not at all ashamed to admit how much I love Peppa Pig! She’s such an outspoken, hilarious, cute, and sassy little piggy who always has everyone’s best intentions at heart. In this adventure, join Peppa as she plans a great Halloween party for her and all her friends.
5. Spooky Pookie (Board Book) by Sandra Boynton
Spooky Pookie follows Pookie the pig as he is faced with a dilemma that all kids have to deal with each time Halloween season rolls around: deciding on a costume! Help Pookie choose the perfect costume in this precious story.
6. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Also made into an equally delightful short film, Room on the Broom follows a friendly witch and her feline friend as they generously invite a multitude of animals to join them on their broom ride across the world.
7. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
When an overgrown pumpkin falls out of the back of a truck and lands in her yard, Rebecca Estelle reminiscences about the time during the Great Depression when pumpkins were all her family had to eat. Rebecca also gains inspiration from the brightly orange fruit and thinks up a plan to get calm down the rapidly growing crop that has taken over her family garden.
What are your little ones dressing up as this spooky season?
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