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30 Best Halloween Books for Toddlers and Babies

10 Trick-or-Treaters: A Halloween Counting Book

Join in on the fun, and learn to count along the way, as these adorable trick-or-treaters, engage in an energetic, not-so-scary Halloween dance party.

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Best Halloween Books for Toddlers 

Toddlers love all the spirited Halloween activities that take place during the month of October. Hay rides with the family, picking pumpkins and bobbing for apples are all part of the excitement leading up to the big night.  The grand finale is a night of trick-or-treating wearing a fun costume. For older kids ready for longer stories, check out the best non-scary children's Halloween books.

A great way to spend quieter time with your little tot is by reading the best Halloween books for toddlers. Add some fun kids' books about pumpkins to get into the spirit, too.

These Halloween board books are just right for sticky little hands and curious little minds eager to explore all the colorful characters that come to out to play every Halloween. And for big brothers and sisters, some children's books about skeletons are great additions to Halloween story time.


Mouse's First Halloween

This is probably one of our favorite Halloween books to commemorate a child's first Halloween. The simple text and bold pictures perfectly capture all of the feel-good elements through the eyes of a fuzzy, little mouse.



Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

Almost every new baby receives a copy of Goodnight Moon, a classic book with soothing, simplistic verse describing all of the objects in a nursery. Add a little scare this Halloween with a fun parody on the beloved original. This Halloween book for toddlers will surely have a place on the bookshelf for many years as older children will still enjoy the creep-factor of this fun book.



Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin

Best friends Duck and Goose are on a quest to find a pumpkin. The adorable feathered duo search long and far but with absolutely no luck. Their friend Thistle comes to the rescue and shows them the way. Toddlers will love to follow Duck and Goose on this fall adventure and in the rest of their exploits.



Llama Llama Trick or Treat

There is no better way to introduce Llama Llama to a toddler than at Halloween. Our favorite little llama, and of course his mama, pick out his costume and head out with friend to go trick-or-treating.



Spot's Halloween

If your toddler hasn't been introduced to Spot yet, this sweet Halloween book is a fun way to meet this loving, playful pup. It is Halloween and all of Spot's friends have come to his house dressed in their costumes. Turn the pages to find out what Spot is going to be.


Where is Baby's Pumpkin?

Lift-the-flap books are simple, ingenious ways to engage even the youngest of babies in the reading process. This sparkly Halloween book is a great addition to your collection. Join Baby as she searches high and low for her pumpkin. Toddlers will love to peak behind all of the objects until the very end when they help Baby find her bright orange, glittering pumpkin.



Boo, Bunny!

It's time to venture out into the dark  and go trick-or-treating! Join two little brave bunnies as they hop along this not-so-scary Halloween night. 



Julius's Candy Corn

Julius is back at it in this funny book about a mouse who can't keep his hands out of the candy corn. The party is right around the corner but this frisky guy may just eat all the candy before the guests even arrive. This silly story sure is a fun way to introduce toddlers to a Halloween staple that has many of us dipping into the candy bowl too often.



 Here Comes Halloween!

A gentle, tactile Halloween book perfect for little fingers ready to explore! Share in this little tyke's excitement as he contemplates all of his options to dress up this Halloween.  How will he ever make a decision? Toddlers will appreciate and share his sense of excitement this Halloween.

Spooky Pookie

Sandra Boynton delivers a funny Halloween book about a piggy who is having quite the dilemma. Pookie can't decide what to be for Halloween. After trying on costume after costume, he finally comes to a humorous and satisfying conclusion.

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

Little Blue Truck knows exactly how to celebrate Halloween! He zips around town collecting all of his sweet, farm friends dressed up for an evening of festivities. Toddlers will love to lift the flaps on each page of this sturdy board book to discover all the animals in Halloween costumes. Adorable, non-scary Halloween book that can be enjoyed year round!


Boo! Baa, La La La!

Fans of Sandra Boynton's Moo, Baa, La La La! will be thrilled to read their toddler this Halloween version. A timid cow heads out into the night to find out who is replying to his Boo! with a Baa! A not-too-scary Halloween book that is sure to become a fast favorite.



Never Touch a Grumpy Bat

A Halloween touch-and-feel book full of things for toddlers to explore with their little fingers. This is the only place kids can touch a grumpy bat, along with silicone  pumpkins, skeletons, and more Halloween objects.



Halloween Party!

Calling all Blues Clues funs! This charming book is about a big problem that needs to be solved. It's Halloween night and Magenta has not yet picked out a costume. All of your child's favorite characters make an appearance in this Halloween special with a shiny foil cover.



Find Spot at the Halloween Party

Toddlers will love peeking behind the flaps to find Halloween surprise in this sturdy board book. Spot and his friends dress up in spooky costumes for their very first Halloween together.  Bright colors, bold illustrations, and simple, funny text will keep your child engaged.



Happy Halloween, Corduroy!

Corduroy is a classic character who is thrilled that it is Halloween. He can't wait to dress up in his costume and go trick-or-treating, but first he has to carve lots of pumpkins and make delicious candy apples.



Ghost Afraid of the Dark

For every little kid afraid of the dark, Ghost sets an example on how to be brave. It's his very first Halloween and he heads out to trick-or-treat with his monster friends. What he doesn't realize is that he has many fears, most of all the dark, dark night! Charming illustrations and the cutest rhyming story.


1, 2, Boo!

A brother and sister engage in a fun Halloween counting game. They compete to see who can count the most ghosts, witches, pumkpins, and skeleton. Silly rhymes will draw laughs from your little readers in this adorable Halloween board book.



Where Do Diggers Trick-or-Treat?

Kids who like trucks will fall in love with this Halloween board book. All the diggers have completed their work for the day, and now it's time for a night of trick-or-treating. A fun rhyming story about flat bed trucks, cranes, and tractors who dress up in costumes and head out to collect candy! 



Owl Has a Halloween Party

This is the cutest little pull-the-tab book about an owl eagerly awaiting the arrival of his guests. He has planned a fun Halloween party and he can't wait to see everyone's costumes. Toddlers will love pulling each tab to reveal Halloween surprises!



Open the Witch's Door

Toddlers will love this colorful lift-the-flap book with lots of witchy objects to explore. From magic spells to special potions, there are so many Halloween surprises. The silliest of all is a scared little frog hoping not to be found! Charming pictures with lots of detail fill the pages of this adorable book.


The Pout-Pout Fish Halloween Faces

Pout-Pout Fish tries on a variety of Halloween costumes in this cute novelty book. The googly eyes add a fun touch as our favorite fish dresses up as a superhero, a mummy, a ghost and more!



Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

One of the most fun tricks on Halloween is scaring someone with a "Boo!".  Curious George pops out of hidden places, like a pile of leaves or a big pumpkin patch, to surprise unsuspecting friends. Lots of giggles with this not-so-scary Halloween book featuring our favorite monkey.



One Black Cat

A novelty Halloween book shaped like a cat! He heads out on Halloween night in search of his perfect witch. The black cat passes lots of trick-or-treaters dressed like superheroes and princesses, but will he find who he is looking for? A succinct, rhyming book perfect for baby's first Halloween.



Sheep Trick or Treat

The sheep are cleverly disguised when they head out for a night of trick-or-treating. As they move from animal house to house, the sheep collect their favorite goodies like eggs from the chickens and clover from the cows. Fortunately for them, their costumes keep them hidden from the wolves lurking in the shadows. A rhyming good time for kids who were first introduced to this bunch in Sheep in a Jeep.




My Baby Loves Halloween

A most adorable baby shares all of the things she loves about Halloween. She especially loves all the candy, the cool autumn air, and jack-o-lanterns. Each charmingly illustrated page features a Halloween-themed object and sweet rhyming description of why she finds it special.




Happy Halloween from The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Readers have to lift each flap to help spider find her friend. Eric Carle's signature artwork fills the pages of this sturdy Halloween book. Look out for cameos from some of your favorite characters as your toddler practices saying "Boo!" and "Happy Halloween!" to each of them.




My First How to Catch a Witch

An enchanting little story about a girl who dares to catch a witch. She wants take a ride through the sky and touch a shiny star.  But she knows that they only come out on Halloween, so on this night she puts her plan in place on this spookiest of nights. Will it work? Toddlers will enjoy this fun jaunt filled with jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treaters, ghosts and lots of candy!


Peppa's Giant Pumpkin

Peppa Pig is determined to grow the biggest pumpkin so she can win a contest at school. With the help of her grandpa, she accomplishes her mission but there is one big problem. The oversized pumpkin is too big to transport. Lots of laughs in the pumpkin-shaped novelty Halloween book for toddlers.

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Halloween Books Toddlers Love

Halloween is such a spooky fun holiday for toddlers. Don't forget to include some children's ghost books to the Halloween book pile. It's a time for imaginations to run wild with ghosts floating through the air, and goblins hanging from trees waiting to spook anyone who passes. For babysitters older siblings who happen to be taking care of toddlers this season, pick up some Halloween books for tweens that are packed with mysteries, hauntings, and lots of jump scares from start to finish.

Little ones will be curious witches flying on broomsticks, so grab some children's books about witches  to the mix. The best Halloween books for toddlers will get them in the spirit to celebrate. Toddlers may not be ready to visit actual haunted attractions, but it is never too soon to read spooky kids' books about haunted houses.  So light a fire, grab a little one, and snuggle in for some quality reading time.



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