5 Great Halloween Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

We love a great holiday book. Start the festivities early, prep munchkins for upcoming fun & relive the merriment aftewards. We love these books for their engaging stories and inviting illustrations. Look for bold colors, silly rhymes & fun characters.

Here are 5 great Halloween books to check out…


Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends? 

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex. Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon. It's bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest. Your whole family will love this spooky twist on an eternal classic.

Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton. It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara. Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, "Small things have a lot going on inside of them."

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff. Mouse is excited for fall because that means it is time to decorate pumpkins! But one is missing. Where could it have gone? Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates all the pumpkins in the patch in this sweet board book.

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Valerie Schimel