Here is a list of some of the popular Halloween books that children are reading in the library. How many have you read? What are some of your recommendations?
One Witch by Laura Leuck and Illustrated by S. D. Schindler
One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends, naturally; two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves.
Mouse's Halloween by Alan Baker
Mouse and his mother head home on Halloween, Mouse sees one monster after another in place of his various animal friends and familiar surroundings.
Just Say Boo by Susan Hood and Illustrated by Jed Henry
If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say?
"Boo!" of course!
Where's Boo by Salina Yoon
Where's Boo? is a guessing game in board book form. Very young readers will love searching for Boo the black cat among familiar Halloween characters and objects—and finding something unexpected instead.
Where's Baby's Pumpkin by Karen Katz
An adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed?
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane and Illustrated by Jane Manning
Over in the forest
Where the trees hide the sun
Lived a big mommy monster
And her little monster one.
"Scare!" said the mommy
The Three Bears Halloween by Kathy Duval and Illustrated by Paul Meisel
Boo! It's finally Halloween. Baby Bear is trick-or-treating with Mama Bear and Papa Bear. As the bears come up to the very scary house, they notice that the door is open. Maybe they should go inside. But is that a "Tee-hee-hee" coming from behind the bush? Could the three bears be in for a Halloween trick?
Peek-a-Boo by Marie Torres Cimarusti and Illustrated by Stephanie Peterson
Here is a Halloween book in the same large-flap format as the highly successful Peek-a-Moo! and Peek-a-Zoo! Toddlers will enjoy playing peeka-boo with familiar, friendly, not-at-all frightening Halloween figures. Guess who? Peek-a-hee-hee-hee-heee!, cackles the witch. Guess who? Peek-aclack- clackety-clack! rattles the skeleton.
Where Off to Find the Witch's House by Mr. Krieb and Illustrated by R. W. Alley
It's Halloween night, and as the moon rises, four children set off to find the witch?s house. on their way they encounter a host of silly, spooky characters, from a skittle-skattling skeleton to a shirking, lurking Dracula.
Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson and Illustrated by Buket Erdogan
Join Mouse on a spooky fall night. He hears bats flying, leaves falling, and children singing, "Trick or Treat!" What can it mean? Find the answer in this sturdy board book edition of the best-selling picture book.
Teen Creepy Monsters by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine.
One blew away,
And then there were nine.
On Halloween by Lak Carrier
We treat you to a fright.
Who hides behind each spooky set of eyes? Turn the pages and delight in the surprise! Witches, bats, goblins, and ghosts peer through each set of die-cut peek-a-boo holes.
Ollie's Halloween by Olivier Dunrea
Goslings are on the prowl in this holiday board book from the popular Gossie & Friends series! While Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo are tricking and treating, Ollie is thinking about how sharing is better than scaring.
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and Illustrated by S. D. Schindler
The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.
It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.
On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielski and Pictures by Dolores Avendano
In this spellbinding counting rhyme, one witch, two cats, three owls, and other assorted creatures of the night add up to one mysterious Halloween. It's just enough to give gentle jitters to young readers counting their way from one to thirteen on their way through the haunted woods.
Omar's Halloween by Maryann Kovalski
Omar wants to wear the scariest costume to the Halloween party at his house. He thinks a spider costume would be just the thing, until he learns that spiders are helpful in eating bugs. A ghost outfit just isnt scary enough.
Scaredy-Cat, Splat by Rob Scotton
It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o'-lantern.
Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book: Simple Steps Make Anyone and Artist
Illustrator Ralph Masiello brings a haunting twist to his popular drawing series. Step-by-step diagrams show young artists how to draw ghosts, witches, jack-o'-lanterns, skeletons, a haunted house, and more.
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Told in rhythmic prose that almost purrs when read aloud, this black cat's story enchants with a perfect blend of art and text. On the opening spread, Moonlight waits patiently for readers to catch up with her in a pumpkin patch of vibrant orange. Then, she walks across rolling meadows, along fences, and past hay fields. "Moonlight walks the night. She sees lights going off in the houses. Now only pumpkins will shine."
What's in the Witches Kitchen by Nick Sharratt
Those who dare to poke around in a witch’s kitchen should be prepared for what they find! Will it be tasty treats or terrifying beasts? Foods that delight, or a nasty fright?
and of course one of my all time Halloween favorites....