9 Best Halloween Picture Books for Kids

best halloween picture books for kids

Former English teacher here, so you know we have a house full of books! I love picking up new ones, but also reading the same classics year after year. We have amassed quite a collection of Halloween themed children’s books and have read dozens more at libraries, too.

I thought it would be fun to share some of our Halloween favorites this year. So, if you’re looking for some fun, not-too-scary, children’s books for Halloween, these are the ones my kids love. They entertain them all and I have a wide range of ages from toddler to almost 10.

As my kids get older and read more chapter books, I’ll start sharing our favorite Halloween books in that age range, too. In fact, one of my kids picked up this Minecraft Zombies book and they love it!

Best Halloween Picture Books for Kids:

best halloween picture books for kids


  1. The Scariest Book Ever – Adorable. A great non-spooky book with delightful characters.

  2. At The Old Haunted House – The art here is beautifully done. Great story, too.

  3. Bone Soup  –  One of our all-time favorites. The story is fantastic.

  4. Crankenstein – Such a great book and a good reminder to not be grumpy.

  5. Creepy Carrots – Same writers as the Underwear book and also great.

  6. Creepy Pair of Underwear – So funny. Kids love it.

  7. The Good, The Bad and The Spooky – From the makers of the fantastic Bad Seed books.

  8. Gustavo The Shy Ghost – A tale that reminds us that Halloween is for everyone.

  9. The Little Blue Truck’s Halloween – The Little Blue Truck books are epic.

*I bought all of these books with my own money. If you do choose to make a purchase through my links, I may receive a commission at no cost to you!

More Halloween Posts for Kids:

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There’s plenty of fall and Christmas themed activities, too, so come back to check those out!

Have a fabulous day,



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