YOUR Favorites - 10 Halloween Books For Kids

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this "Reader Favorites" List of Halloween Books for Kids! If you love to read seasonal books with your kids here are some great suggestions direct from our experts - our readers!


1. Five Little Pumpkins (Harper Growing Tree) by Dan Yaccarino

Description: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late."Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again. Dan Yaccarino's vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh out loud as these pumpkins roll out of sight!



2. Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Description: It's time for bed, but one little goon still isn't ready for sleep! With lively rhymes and cheeky art that'll get readers howling, this hilarious take on the beloved classic will have a whole new audience saying, "Goodnight monsters everywhere!"



3. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Description: Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!


4. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd

Description: Click over to Amazon to read the editorial reviews of this popular book!


5. The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

Description: Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero.


6. Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Description: Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween! But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring.



7. Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Description: The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!



8. What Was I Scared Of?: A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter (Classic Seuss) by Dr Seuss

Description: A Fun Story Classic by Dr. Seuss


9. The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

Description: One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched . . . Spookley the Pumpkin was different. All the other pumpkins teased him, until Spookley proved that being different can save the day!



10. The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

Description: The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost?


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