100 Halloween Books For Babies, Toddlers + Pre K

It's that Spooktacular time of the year and I'm so excited to share my ultimate list of Halloween books for babies, toddlers and Pre K to get in the Halloween Spirit this Spooky Season!

Discover over 100 books to get you in the spooky spirit this time of year! We have Halloween board books for babies and loads of not-so-scary Pre K Halloween books! These Halloween picture books feature colorful illustrations and you're sure to find the perfect book! Young toddlers will also love the lift the flap books featuring spooky things!

We have Halloween book recommendations from the 1980s, 90, 2000s, and beyond! Classics to recently published, there's a book for everyone! – Just pretend I sang that all to you with the enthusiasm of a bookstore person during children's story-time.

PRE-K HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES!

Click here to grab the Halloween Activity Sheet Bundle complete with over 27 Halloween activities for toddlers + preschoolers!

100+ Halloween Books For Babies, Toddlers, + Pre K!

This section includes board books and intended children under the age of 2.

First 100 Padded: First Spooky Words

It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff

Farmer Brown's Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat Banyard Tale by Doreen Cronin

Dr. Seuss's Spooky Things Board Book

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin– Sonali Fry

Boo! Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

10 Busy Brooms by Carole Gerber

Baby's First Words: Halloween

Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat – Eileen Christelow

Spookie Pookie (Little Pookie) – Sandra Boynton

Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Drewdney

One, Two…Boo!  by Kristen L. Depken

Spooky, Spooky, Little Bat finger Puppet Halloween Board Book

My First Halloween by Tomie Depaola

EEk! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton

My First Halloween Board Book by DK Publishing (Montessori Style)

Babies Love Halloween (Lift A Flap Board Book) by Scarlett Wing

Baby Touch and Feel: Halloween by DK (montessori inspired)

Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger (A Lift The Flap Book) by Angela C. Santomero

I Am Not A Pumpkin by V Moua

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey's Halloween by Disney

B is For Boo: A Halloween Alphabet by Greg Paprocki

Monster Tales Sesame Street Pumpkin Patch Party by Stephanie St. Pierre

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino

Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)

Biscuit Visits The Pumpkin Patch Board Book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Boo! Peek-A-Flap Board Book by Rosa Von Feder

You're My Little Pumpkin Pie

This section is intended for children 18 months to 3 years old (though older kids may enjoy it too!). It includes rhyming books, simple stories feature beloved characters and starts to introduce paper back and lift flap books.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell

Corduroy's Best Halloween by Don Freeman

Pick A Pumpkin by Patricia Toht

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Don't Push The Button, A Halloween Treat by Bill Cotter

When The Clock Strikes on Halloween by Lisa Ferland

Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo! by Tad Hills

The Pout Pout Fish Halloween Faces by Deborah Diesen

Splat The Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan by Catherine Hapka

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

Pop Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin by DK

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan Berenstain

personalized halloween books

Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi

Sweet and Spooky Halloween (Disney Princess) by Disney

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus – J. Elizabeth Mills

Clifford's Halloween

Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

The Big Pumpkin Halloween Coloring Book 

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Little Blue Truck's Halloween (lift flap halloween book) – Alice Schertle

Monsters Are Afraid Of Babies by Nicholas Tana

Vamperina Ballerina – Anne Marie Pace

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete – James Dean

Clifford's First Halloween

Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden

Ghost's In The House by Kazuno Kohara

At The Old Haunted House by Hellen Ketteman

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Curious George Haunted Halloween

Big Pumpkin – Erica Silverman

Pete The Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Trick or Treat, Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Trick or Treat Halloween Sound Book by Rosa Von Feder

personalized halloween books for toddlers

You're My Little Baby Boo

Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Trick or Treat, Little Pumpkin Finger Puppet Book by Cottage Door Press 

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Berenstain Bears and The Prize Pumpkin by Stan Berenstain

Peppa's Halloween Party 

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

At The Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman

Paw Patrol Halloween Heroes!

It Sounds Like Halloween! by Maggie Fischer

Best Halloween Books For Pre K

These books are intended for 4 to 7 year olds. They focus on important morals, lessons, and values or include longer stories.

The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen

Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano

Boo! Bluey's Halloween Magnet Book

My Little Monsters – A Personalized Children's Halloween Book

The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky: A Halloween Book for Kids by Jory John

Fancy Nancy: Halloween…Or Bust! by Jane O'Connor

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

The Halloween Tree: Build New Traditions by Susan Montanari

Paint by Sticker Kids: Halloween – Workman Publishing

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Linda D. Williams

Ten Timid Ghosts – Jennifer O'Connell

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

How To Make Friends With A Ghost – Rebecca Green

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Peanuts) – Kara Mcmahon

personalizd halloween books for pre-k

Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat – Victoria Kann

What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

Too Many Pumpkins – Linda White

Where Did All The Pumpkins Go? (A Halloween Picture Book) – Aaron Adams

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

How To Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

Trick or Treat, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum

Skeletons are not Spooky by Duds

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey (author of Captain Underpants)

My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set

Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book by Helen Cooper

Snowmen at Halloween by Caralyn M. Buehner

Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party by Erin Barker

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z Drago (she also wrote Leila The Perfect Witch and Vlad, The Fabulous Vampire which are great too!)

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson

Quick Picks + Best Halloween Books By Age!

If the above list feels to exhaustive to go through yourself, let us answer some of the most popular questions about Halloween books for babies, toddlers, and pre-k to guide you!

TODDLER HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES!

Click here to grab the Halloween Activity Sheet Bundle complete with over 27 Halloween activities for toddlers + preschoolers!

What Halloween books are appropriate for babies?

Generally speaking board books are best for babies. Simple “first words” books are a great starting point to teach your little about some of the things they may start seeing around the neighborhood:

Simple Halloween rhyming books are another great option:

Lastly these are some of our favorite Halloween board books for babies:

What are the best Halloween rhyming books?

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is probably one of the best Halloween rhyming books. It comes in board book, hard cover, and paperback variations for all ages. We even did this fun Halloween activity for our toddler based off it!

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey (author of Captain Underpants) is another fan favorite. It's fun for parents to read and kids will love it too.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR PRE-K!

Click here to grab the Halloween Activity Sheet Bundle complete with over 27 activities for toddlers + preschoolers!

The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell is an adorable, interactive BOO-k for littles featuring rhyming text and adorable illustrations.

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex is another favorite around our house. The board book is a playful version of “Goodnight Moon” and is a great sing-songy Halloween bedtime book. Personally, my kids love it, but some parents may find the illustrations a bit much.

What are the best Halloween flap books?

Little Blue Truck's Halloween by Alice Schertle is probably the most popular Halloween flap book.

We also love Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? by Karen Katz her lift-the-flap books are great for yolder babies and young toddlers because the entire page lifts up.

Other's to consider: Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger (A Lift The Flap Book) by Angela C. Santomero Boo! Peek-A-Flap Board Book by Rosa Von Feder and Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden.

What are the best Halloween books for Pre-K children and classrooms?

The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen is probably one of our favorites. While it's not an over the top Halloween story (it does have a picture of a witch on one page, but no mention) it has all the fall and Halloween vibes while teaching an incredibly sweet story about always being supported and finding your way back home. There's also a great discussion to be had amongt older Pre K kids about not leaving behind old friends or family for new friends.

The Shy Little Ghost by Jesse Seifert is a great board book for pre-k classrooms teaching kids about making new friends and including others. It's a great as kids are still early in the back to school time and it makes for a great bedtime book as well!

Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party by Erin Barker is also a great Halloween book for Pre K classrooms that teaches counting, with all the spooky vibes!

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell is another fantastic Pre K book that focuses on letting go, transitioning, and the cycle of life.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES!

Click here to grab the Halloween Worksheet Bundle with over 27 Halloween activities for toddlers + preschoolers!

What is the best personalized Halloween book for toddlers and Pre-K children?

My Little Monsters (Halloween Edition) It a fantastic book for kids from 2 years old to 6 years old! The Halloween rhyming book dedicates each page to a letter of the child's name, with a fun Halloween themed rhyme.

These books are some of my kids absolute favorites. The pages are super durable too!

What are the best Halloween bedtime books?

You're My Little Pumpkin Pie and You're My Little Baby Boo are a great way to send your little monster off to bed. These Halloween bedtime books for babies that are simple, yet heartwarmingly sweet that even toddlers and pre-k children will love it!

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex is another favorite around our house. The board book is a playful version of “Goodnight Moon” and is a great sing-songy Halloween bedtime book. Personally, my kids love it, but some parents may find the illustrations a bit much.

Don't Push The Button, A Halloween Treat by Bill Cotter is also a fun one to read before bed for kids who have the “wiggles.”

In general, any of the Halloween books on this list make great bedtime books!

Final thoughts on Halloween books for Pre-K to babies

This is such a fun time of year! Halloween books for babies ideally familiarize them with the images they may start seeing around town, and books for toddlers should build on that with fun rhymes and silly stories. Halloween books for preschool children ideally teach some sort of moral or value in a loving way!

P.S. After you go through the Halloween book list, be sure to check out my Ultimate List of Halloween Movies [100+ from Scary to Not-So-Scary!] and my 7 Easy Dollar Tree Halloween Decoration DIY Ideas You Need To Try This Year! Anyway, enough talking, let's get into it!

Originally published 10/11/19

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