9 Halloween Children's Books

As promised, now that It's officially October, I'm back with my second segment of my fall children's book series with our favorite Halloween stories. I think that Halloween stories are my all time favorite because aside from reading Christmas books growing up, the Halloween stories are the ones I remember my mom reading to us the most. Since having kids, we've also been gifted a lot of Halloween stories and board books each year and they're some of my favorites to read with Em and Jay. I think the board books may need their own post (or Instagram post), but here are nine children's picture books we love for Halloween!

Where's My Mummy: This is a book I recently found this year while scouring books for this post. It's the story of a sweet little mummy wanting one more game of "hide and shriek" before bed! This book is probably the most adorable of them all!

Click Clack Boo: This is the Halloween tale of one of our all time favorites, Click Clack Moo. When I found out this book existed, I knew it was definitely going to be on the top of this list!

Boo The Ghost Has A Party: This one is an all time favorite from my childhood. It's the story of two ghosts who want to throw a Halloween costume party. It has one of the greatest rhyming sequences ever and I love reading it to my kids over and over again. It's no longer in print but you can get a used copy on Amazon.

Room On The Broom: A witch is going for a ride on her broom when she loses her hat and other things too. Luckily their are some cute forest animals to help her find her things in exchange for a ride on her broom!

Joey the Jack-o-Lantern: Last week I texted my mom and said, "What was that Halloween book we had about a Jack-o-Lantern?" totally vague and not descriptive at all, but my mom totally knew which one I was talking about! This is a super fun story about a Jack-o-Lantern who wants to be scary but doesn't think his face fits the bill until he gets a little help on Halloween night!

The Night Before Halloween: We're ridiculously big fans of every book Natasha Wing has written in this series and this one is no different! "Twas the night before Halloween when all through the house, all the creatures were stirring except for the mouse!" I really love this series!

Clifford's Halloween: This is a nostalgic one for me because I'm pretty sure my mom had every holiday Clifford book and this one definitely made it's way to our family coffee table each fall. I'm excited to be able to share this one with my kids this year!

Arthur's Halloween: Like the Clifford books, I'm pretty sure my mom had all the Arthur ones too! I think my favorite part about this book is that they go into a creepy old lady's house and get some donuts because.... donuts.

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat: Upon researching books for this post I realized that there were approximately a million different Halloween Berenstain Bears books, but this is the one  I remembered most about brother and sister bear going trick-or-treating on their own for the first time. 

What are your favorite Halloween stories? We're always looking for great suggestions in our house!


  1. Thanks so much for including my Halloween book! Secret...my husband and I still get dressed up and go out for Halloween. Still a kid at heart. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks for sharing this!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  3. I'm pretty much obsessed with collecting children's books—especially holiday-related ones! We are due with our first little one in early November and we already have quite the selection of books! It's the one area I go a little crazy in :) I loved that Berenstain Bears one growing up. I will have to check out these others! Thanks for sharing.

  4. so cute love these! brings back great memories!