20 Best Halloween Books For Babies + Toddlers

Halloween is seriously one of the most fun holidays ! It’s only more fun with kids, and what better way to get in the Halloween spirit with some classic, cute, and fun new books to read! So here’s a compilation of some of the most "spooktacular" books that we have found to add to your baby or toddler's Halloween book collection.

Eek! Halloween!

by Sandra Boynton

Eek! Halloween! is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween.

Where Is Baby's Pumpkin?

by Karen Katz

An adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed? NO! But Baby finds many other surprises as a ghost, a witch's hat, cute-as-a-button bats, and candy apples are found beneath each flap. Finally after Baby finds her pumpkin, she's ready to go trick-or-treating and the final flap reveals a Halloween extravaganza!

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

by Ed Emberley

As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they'll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!

Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat

by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrations)

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.

But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these crittersfarprefer tricks over treats.

There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

10 Trick-or-Treaters

by Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illustrator)

Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy.

You Are My Pumpkin

by Joyce Wan

Adorable Halloween-themed board book filled with animals and images associated with the holiday.

An irresistible cast of chubby, happy characters, such as candy corn, a messy monster, a tickly spider, and more. And at the end of the story you can't help but repeat "Baby, I'm just batty for you!" to your own happy little pumpkin!


by Leslie Patricelli

The inimitable Baby brings a humorous spin to the holidays in a cheerful board book fit for trick-or-treat bags.

It’s almost Halloween! How should Daddy carve the pumpkin? So many expressions to choose from! What should Baby be—a princess or pirate, ballerina or clown? When the jack-o’-lantern’s ready (looking suspiciously like Baby), it’s time for a little ghost to head out in the slightly scary night. But fear turns to excitement as the pumpkin fills up with treats. WOW!

Where's My Mummy?

by Carolyn Crimi, John Manders (Illustrator)

This gently spooky read-aloud treat is also a satisfying bedtime book — sure to delight the youngest reader on many a deep, dark night.

Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare? Big Mama Mummy, of course!

Vegetables in Halloween Costumes

by Jared Chapman

It’s Halloween! All the vegetables are excited to dress up for Carrot’s Halloween party. There are spooky costumes and scary costumes. Costumes for feeling fancy and costumes for feeling goofy. But which costume should Carrot wear?

DING-DONG! Guests are arriving, but Carrot’s still wearing underwear! At the very last second, which costume will Carrot grab?

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.

Who's There on Halloween?

by Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp, Charles Reasoner (Illustrations)

Who's There On Halloween? encourages readers to play along and use the clues to name the holiday characters hidden inside.

Vunce Upon a Time

by J. Otto Seibold, Siobhan Vivian

Dagmar is not like other vampires. He's shy, he's afraid of humans, and . . . he's a vegetarian! But even more than he likes vegetables, Dagmar loves candy. And when he hears about all the treats he can get on Halloween, he knows he has to be brave and venture out into the human world.

Llama Llama Trick or Treat

by Anna Dewdney

In Llama Llama Trick or Treat, little llama finds the perfect costume, picks out a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern, and then goes trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends!

Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

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, then her bow, and then her 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?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

I Love You, Little Pumpkin!

by Sandra Magsamen

Babies will giggle at all of the adorably costumed little ones and squeal with delight when a surprise mirror reveals who is loved most of all!

Here Comes Halloween!

by Caroline Jayne Church

Help this little boy decide what to be for Halloween:

A robot? A dinosaur? A monkey?

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

by Sonali Fry, Sanja Rešček (Illustrations)

This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween!

The itsy bitsy pumpkin

rolled down the spooky street.

He passed a ghoulish ghost

and some stinky goblin’s feet.

A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

by Michael Rex

Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist!"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.

Spooky Bus: With a Creepy Halloween Sound

by Roger Priddy

There are ghosts and ghoulies, monsters and mummies, and many more creepy characters taking a ride inside the spooky bus. With fun rhymes to read to get into the seasonal mood, this bus-shaped book has a button to press…which makes a spine-tingling Halloween sound!

Bright Baby Touch & Feel Spooky

by Roger Priddy

Interactive board book for babies and toddlers, featuring images and simple text on a spooky theme.