Halloween Picture Books for Kids



Hi, moms!! By now you all know that I love reading with my daughter and that we are well known at our library. We also have a fair number (OK, way too many) of books we own at home. One thing  I started doing when my daughter was very young was collecting picture books for the major holidays for her. Some of them she has outgrown already and some of them we read each year when the holiday rolls around. There are tons of great Halloween picture books for kids and I want to share some of them with you today. Some of these we own and some we checked out from our library. I’m going to attempt to rate them on a Scare Scale, with one pumpkin being not scary at all and 5 pumpkins being possibly nightmare-inducing. Bear in mind my daughter doesn’t scare all THAT easily (for a five year old).. your mileage may vary.

Let’s get this spooky party started, shall we?

First, some board books. We loved all of these when my daughter was a baby and I would recommend them up to about age 3. My little niece has inherited all our board books so I don’t have pictures of these. They all rate 1 pumpkin on my Scare Scale.



For slightly older kids, here are some books we will be reading this October:

I hope you all will get a chance to check out some of these picture books with your kids this Halloween. There are so many to choose from, we tend to keep the Halloween theme at our bedtime reading all month long!

What are your favorite Halloween books to share with your kids? We’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments!


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Eileen has been married to her husband, Eric, an Air Force officer, since 1998. A pharmacist by trade, she worked that gig for ten years until her promotion to full time stay-at-home mom in 2009. Eileen and Eric have one daughter, Little E, who is a feisty little girl obsessed with Octonauts. As a military family, they move every 3-4 years, most recently from Southern Virginia to Arizona. They have lived in the Phoenix area since July 2012 and love the southwest! Hopefully they have found their “forever” home. Eileen’s passions and hobbies include photography, reading, travel, cooking, doing creative projects with her daughter, hiking and working out. She can often be found sipping a latte at Starbucks, looking for the next great read at Barnes and Noble, or browsing Ulta for the latest beauty find.


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