Delightful Halloween picture books for kids to read this fall, plus some picture book activities. Find a Halloween book you’ll love!
Our Favorite Halloween Picture Books
These Halloween themed picture books are delightful for both children and adults. We’ve stuck with non-scary books to make them applicable for a broad audience.
You might also appreciate these anxiety books, if you have a child who is frightened by all of the Halloween decorations in your neighborhood.
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This cute lift the flap board book by Karen Katz has been loved nearly to shreds by my four kids! I really captures the adorable-ness of small children dressed up for trick or treating.
Every toddler I know loves Sandra Boynton! In this particular book, Pookie can’t decide what to dress up as for Halloween.
This is a favorite book to read before decorating pumpkins or enjoying any other pumpkin craft.
This book pairs beautifully with these Jack O’Lantern chains, although you’ll need to add a fifth pumpkin to match the book. Just fold the paper along the long edge instead of the short edge. This pumpkin faces printable also makes a wonderful zero prep activity.,
Children love the adventures of these five very much not frightening little ghosts. It’s a counting book, too!
This DIY ghost hand puppet craft is perfect for this book!
This is a fun alphabet themed Halloween picture book. Practice your alphabet and celebrate Halloween at the same time!
You can practice counting while celebrating Halloween too! Kids love the lift the flaps feature of this book.
You can’t go wrong with Julia Donaldson! Readers might also enjoy this broom and cauldron drawing activity that was created to accompany the book.
This book is not specifically Halloween themed, but it features a black cat and a witch, and has a very Halloween-ish feel. We especially appreciated the subtle use of foil and cut outs in the illustrations. A cute story with adorable illustrations.
A very unique read, Pumpkin Jack is perfect if you have a child who is sad about their Jack O’Lantern not lasting forever. Make sure you read all the way to the end, though, because the middle can be distressing! The illustrations are stunning.
What are your favorite Halloween picture books for kids? Are they on this list? Please let us know if not; we would love to read them!