Halloween Books for Little Ones

It’s no mystery that I love children’s books, especially board books for the youngest readers.  With a few days left before Halloween, you still have time to go to your favorite bookstore and pickup a Halloween book or two for the little ones in your life.  Here are some of the books I am reading this Halloween with my granddaughter.

Duck and Goose Find a PumpkinDuck & Goose Find a Pumpkin

By Tad Hills (Author and Illustrator)

Duck and Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin. They looked in a log, in a leaf pile, in the apple tree, under water, and on top of a stump, but they couldn’t find their pumpkin anywhere. Thistle had his own pumpkin. Where did Thistle get his? In the pumpkin patch!

This beautifully illustrated storybook by Tad Hills will delight the youngest reader. It is available as a board book, just right for their little hands.


Boo! Guess Who, Elmo!Boo! Guess Who, Elmo

Story by Matt Mitter

Illustrations by Ernie Kwiat

This is a large flap book where the characters ask who is hiding.  The question asked on each flap is “Boo! Guess who, Elmo!”  When a child opens a flap a different Sesame Street character appears in costume.  Additional there is a question for the reader to answer on each page. “What color is the scarecrow’s shirt?” is just one example.

Colorfully illustrated, this board book will appeal to all Elmo and Sesame Street fans.


Mickey’s Halloween - A Lift-the-Flap BookMickey’s Halloween:  A Lift-the-Flap Book

Story by Matt Mitter

Illustrations by Later, Inc.

This book is so much fun for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fans. Each page has a different Halloween scene with flap to lift, surprises to find, and all of the favorite clubhouse characters. The story is told in four line rhymes for each scene, and there are different activities for the children to do. On the farm scene the child is instructed to find specific items, and on the haunted house (a friendly haunted house, of course) the child is told to find different shapes.  With over fifty to lift, your child will be entertained for hours.


Fisher Price Little People Halloween is Here! (Lift-the-Flap)

By Fisher Price

Fisher Price Halloween is Here

This fun book by Fisher Price has over 40 flaps for you little reader to lift. All of their favorite little people are here in their Halloween costumes.  This book will absolutely delight every young toddler.



Some other Halloween books I’ve reviewed can be found here and here.

Happy Halloween reading!

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Halloween Books for the Very Young

Halloween books for the very young are falling off the shelves everywhere books are sold.  There is an abundance of cute ghosts, silly pumpkins, furry black kitties, sweet owls, and even happy witches waiting for someone to discover them and take them home. The little ones who receive them will flip the pages long after Halloween is past.

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

THE ITSY BITSY PUMPKIN by Sonali Fry (author) Sanja Rescek (illustrator) is a darling little board book, just right for chubby little hands. The little pumpkin rolls down the street and passes some not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins. When he can’t find his way home, a sweet little witch comes to his aid and helps him find his way back. The story isn’t at all spooky and the illustrations are sweet. Told in rhyme, the story will delight children age four and younger.

Five Little GhostsFive Black Cats

FIVE LITTLE GHOSTS and FIVE BLACK CATS both by Patricia Hegarty (Author) Julia Woolf (Illustrator) are written in sing-song rhyme, perfect for young ones to memorize.  I found the stories and the pictures to be cute. THE FIVE LITTLE GHOSTS are looking for something to play at the end of the day and try a variety of activities from painting to dressing in costume to playing in the garden.  In the end, they are all tuckered out and tucked into bed. FIVE BLACK CATS is the story of the cats out on a Halloween prowl and finally end up at the ghosts’ party.

Five Little Pumpkins

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS by Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator) is Amazon’s number one best seller in nursery rhymes. It is artfully illustrated with cute Halloween pictures. Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, The first one said, “My, it’s getting late!” is a poem we all remember from our own childhoods, and is sure to be memorized by young ones. Though suggested for ages 4-8, this book will be enjoyed by children even younger.

These and many other cute, non-spooky Halloween books can be found anywhere books are sold.