There isn’t anything much cuter than a toddler in a Halloween costume. Capitalize on the enthusiasm of playing dress-up with these Halloween books for toddlers.
Halloween Books for Toddlers
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Halloween Board BooksB Is for Boo: A Halloween Alphabet (BabyLit)
B is for Boo: A Halloween Alphabet by Greg Paprocki is perfect if you like the vintage feel of books or are a fan of alphabet books. This board book explores one letter, word, and vintage image per page. M is for moon and Ni is for ninja.Monsters Come Out Tonight!
Monsters Come Out Tonight by Frederick Glasser is a lift-the-flap book featuring a different monster behind each door. Can they come out for Halloween night?Halloween Kitty (A Wag My Tail Book)
Halloween Kitty by Salina Yoon will entertain toddlers as they pull the tab to make the kitty’s tail wag. Kitty wants to play peek-a-book and she needs someone to play with her.Where’s the Witch?
Where’s the Witch? by Inzela Arrhenius has super-smart felt lift-the-flaps. Each page starts, “Where’s the….?” followed by the flap you lift and find the line, “Here it is!”Who Said Boo?
Another lift-the-flap plus touch-and-feel book is Who Said Boo? by Yi-Hsuan Wu. Children have to guess which creature makes each sound. Who says, “Croak!”If You’re Spooky and You Know It
If You’re Spooky and You Know It by Aly Fronis is set to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Not only will the kids be singing this one, it’s a good one for getting the kids up and moving.Five Little Pumpkins
Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle is a finger play of five monkeys sitting on a gate. It’s a fun one to act out also.Boo: Peek-a-Flap Board Book
Peek-a-Flap Boo by Rosa Von Feder teaches little ones about the traditions associated with Halloween with the interactive element of lifting flaps to reveal more pictures and information.
Check out Owl Has a Hallloween Party by Jannie Ho. Owl is having a party and lots of guests are coming. Little ones get to pull the tab on each page to reveal two of the guests in their costumes.
Count to 10 by counting items on the monsters from their feet to their eyes as each monster plays inside and out. The book is also full of rhyme making this a catchy read. Check out Monsters Play…Counting! by Flavia Z. Drago.
Also, check out Drago’s Monsters Play Peekaboo! which has lift the flaps adding another element of fun. Lots of repetition and onomatopoeia make this super enjoyable. And, I love the fact that the ghost at the end is Gustavo from one of my favorite Flavia Z. Drago books.
Construction Site Gets a Fright!: A Halloween Lift-the-Flap Book by Sherri Duskey Rinker is for all the construction truck lovers out there. Each truck discovers that there is no need to be scared, for it’s just their imagination tricking them.
More Books About Halloween for ToddlersWe’re Off to Find the Witch’s House
We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Mr. Krieb will remind you a bit of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. This call and response book will be a fun pick for circle time read-aloud.One Spooky Night: A Halloween Adventure
One Spooky Night: A Halloween Adventure by Kate Stone is a beautifully illustrated book that includes vellum pages as well as lots of die-cuts. A monster is walking through the forest on his way to a party and encounters all sorts of creatures.Pumpkin Trouble
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas is a hilarious read-aloud. Duck is trying to carve a jack-o-lantern and gets stuck inside the pumpkin. From there the comedy ensues.Pumpkin Cat
In Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer, Cat and Mouse work together through the year to grow a pumpkin. Then, when the pumpkin is ready, Mouse does something special to it just in time for Halloween. A great pick for young readers. It is informative and has the story feel with a repetitive phrase children can join in with while you read.Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is a favorite of many. While out on a broom ride, the wind blows away part of the witch’s belongings. Some animals find her missing articles and request a ride on the broom in return. We even have a Room on the Broom activity printable ABC sequencing activity for you.The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!
The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell is the story of a little ghost who has lost her boo. As she searches all night and into the day she finally turns to us the readers to help her find her boo. Little ones will love the participation in this book and guessing which animal is making which sound that rhymes with boo.
And, check out our list of Halloween Counting Books too.
Printable Book List of Toddler Halloween Books
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