(Not so scary) Books for Little Ghosts, Ghouls, and Narwhals

HalloweenWe got an early start on Halloween costume ordering this year (though still undecided if the dog will be eaten by a shark or wrapped in a bun) so now we can turn our attention to reading some fun books about trick-or-treating and the usual cast of October 31st characters. 

Kids' Halloween books are some of the cutest holiday themed titles we see all year, and below are ten of my favorite new stories of good spooky fun.

 


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Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo! by Tad Hills
Duck and Goose are back in their first Halloween picture book. Costumes are chosen and then off they go on an adventure that includes trick-or-treating and a swamp monster scare that turns out to be anything but frightful... Ages 3-7
 

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Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat
Rhyming read-aloud fun teaches counting from one to ten and down again as witches pile on a broom--and then start falling off when it starts getting a little too cozy...Ages 3-6
 

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Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream by Monica Brown
In this Halloween addition to the popular chapter book series, a trick intended to be funny doesn't come across that way to Lola's friends. But Lola isn't one to let a mistake ruin her favorite holiday and knows just how to set things right. Ages 4-8
 

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Halloween ABC by Nosy Crow
A brightly colored board book that introduces the alphabet with fun seasonal words--A is for apple bobbing, Y is for yummy--and the zombie of letter Z provides a fun twist to the end. Ages 4-up
 

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Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion
Pig and Pug have learned to get along but when it's time for Halloween costumes Pug isn't having it. Can the two friends work things out and have fun together? You bet. Adorable illustrations and a great message about compromise accompany the holiday theme. Ages 2-8
 

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Zombies (Behind the Legend) by Erin Peabody
Perfect timing for the latest book in a fun nonfiction series.  Are the stories of zombies fact or fiction? Go back through history and read about sightings, legends, and science to decide if the walking dead really do exist... Ages 8-10
 

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Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by James Dean
Pete's in his superhero costume and hits the neighborhood with his dad and friend Callie looking for some Halloween treats. Ten flaps reveal fun surprises--and even Pete's ghostly grandma gets in on the act. Ages 4-8
 

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Herbert's First Halloween by Steven Henry
Herbert's First Halloween explores the nervousness that can accompany a little one's first time getting dressed up in costume and trick-or-treating. A sweet father-son story about firsts and being brave. Ages 2-5
 

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The Pomegranate Witch by Denise Doyen
Perfect for chapter book readers, The Pomegranate Witch is a fun read any time of year, but especially perfect for Halloween. A luscious fruit-filled tree and the witch who guards it--what could happen? Told with rhyming verse that is poetry for kids who think they don't like poetry. Ages 4-8
 

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The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
The ghost narrator of Bob Shea's picture book delights readers with promises of scary things that turn out to be exactly the opposite. Unexpected Halloween fun in both text and illustrations.  Ages 4-8
 
 

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