Great Halloween Reads for the kids

If your kids are anything like mine, they’ve been planning for Halloween for weeks – a whole year actually in the case of my oldest who saw a Wicked Witch decoration while trick-or-treating last year and became fascinated with L. Frank Baum’s tale of the Wizard of Oz. She’s going to be our little Dorothy.

As much fun as the dressing up and the candy are to them, they LOVE reading about Halloween. Since we’re coming up on that day, I thought it might be fun to share our list of Halloween favorites. In no particular order, the most-requested Halloween books in our house this year:

  1. A Boo-tiful Halloween by Angela Shori – Playfully referred to as the monster book in our house, it’s a crowd favorite. The oldest recites it on cue, and the youngest jumps up and down. They may be slightly biased by the fact that it was written for them by mom, but it’s been a huge success in our house. [Side note- the kindle version is free for one more day so please do grab a copy and let me know if your little one enjoyed it.]
  2. Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Dewdney – What holiday is complete without our favorite little Llama and his friends. This is a sweet book (we have the board version) that my girls love to look at and “read” themselves.
  3. Curious George goes to a Costume Party by Margaret & H.A. Rey – When our favorite monkey goes to a costume party there are fun and scary surprises all around. Is that a ghost?!??!
  4. Sofia the First Halloween Ball – This is a very sweet story, and I love the message it sends my girls about being there for each other. I’m not always a huge fan of Princess Amber, but she does provide many little teaching moments and this story is no different.
  5. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean – When Pete the Cat’s involved there’s always fun.

Need more great Halloween reads for the kids? Amazon has a list of the Top 100. Let us know if you find something amazing!

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