Halloween is just around the corner! I get so excited to pull out the holiday books every time a new month or season rolls around, and Halloween is no exception. Even though your kids may be little, there are lots of adorable books that can get them excited for the day without being too scary or dark. Check out this list of fun Halloween board books for toddlers and preschoolers starring some familiar characters and some great lessons!
Halloween Board Books for Toddlers
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Books Starring Familiar Characters
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch was written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories. As Biscuit the playful puppy, explores the pumpkin patch, he discovers the perfect pumpkins for Jack-o-lanterns and pie. This is a cute introduction to pumpkin patches for young kids, starring a favorite character!
Happy Halloween, Curious George was written by H.A. Rey. This fun tabbed board book introduces readers to all of the fun traditions of the holiday, including costumes, pumpkins and decorations, all told in short rhyming text. Kids will love watching the playful little monkey while he gets into all sorts of curious trouble.
Llama Llama Trick or Treat was written by Anna Dewdney. Everyone’s favorite little Llama explores all the fun traditions of Halloween in this cute board book. The rhyming text is paired with colorful illustrations which show the familiar character deciding on the perfect costume.
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween was written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry. Join everyone’s favorite little truck as he picks up all of his friends for a costume party! The illustrations of the costumed animals are funny and cute, while kids will love lifting the flaps to see who is under the masks.
Elmo’s Monster Mash (Sesame Street) was written by Naomi Kleinberg and illustrated by Christopher Moroney. Join your favorite Sesame Street characters as they take part in a Halloween party thrown by Elmo. When he drops a big pumpkin, they all save the day with a sweet solution.
Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger!: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) was written by Angela C. Santamero and illustrated by Jason Fruchter. Fans of Daniel the Tiger will love following along with their favorite characters as they decide what they want to be for Halloween and create their costumes.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) was written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Mouse (from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), visits the pumpkin patch and decides to decorate all of the pumpkins with different faces. Each face represents a different emotion, so this is a great way to start a conversation with your kids about feelings.
Halloween Board Books You Can Sing To
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin was written by Sonali Fry and illustrated by Sanja Rescek. The Itsy Bitsy Spider gets a seasonal spin in this cute book about a little pumpkin who rolls around town seeing all sorts of festive things. The bright illustrations and funny text make the story fun instead of scary.
Five Little Pumpkins was illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. This book pairs the familiar nursery rhyme with vivid illustrations. Kids will soon be chanting and singing along with this one!
If You’re Spooky and You Know It was written by Aly Fronis and illustrated by Jannie Ho. Kids will love to get up and move to this seasonal twist on the familiar song, while the fun characters in the illustrations are sure to entertain them as well.
Learning About the Halloween Traditions and Symbols of the Holiday
Boo! was written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli. Follow along with the little baby main character as the family celebrates Halloween by picking out a pumpkin, dressing in a costume, and going trick-or-treating.
Eek! Halloween! was written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton. A group of nervous chickens wonder about all of the weird things that they are seeing around them. The cute illustrations are paired with a nice rhyming text which make this a fun one to read aloud.
Spooky Pookie was written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton. This adorable story will entertain kids and parents alike. As Pookie decides what to wear for Halloween, kids will enjoy seeing all of the different costumes in the cute illustrations. Parents will get a chuckle out of the familiar complaints he has over each costume.
Interactive Halloween Books
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? was written by Karen Katz. Kids can help Baby look for her pumpkin by lifting the flaps in this colorful book. On their way to finding it, they will discover lots of fun Halloween symbols.
10 Trick-or-Treaters was written by Janet Schulman and illustrated by Linda Davick. Count backwards from 10 as a group of trick-or-treaters start out together to gather candy, but one by one get scared off. This book is a fun way to tie some math practice into the holiday!
Peek-a Boo! was written by Nina Laden. This book is part of a series of Peek-a books which inspire a game of peek-a-boo with cut out pages and themed rhymes. Young kids will enjoy finding out what hides behind each window while you read.
Do you have a book to add to the best Halloween picture books for children?