Get ready for a spooky (or not so spooky) Halloween with these fun books for kids. These are sure to be a favourite all year long, with a few you’ll want to hang onto for the next generation! The books below, in no particular order, are all bestsellers and we love them all!
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete
by James Dean (Author, Illustrator), Kimberly Dean (Author)
A lift-the-flap book, join Pete the Cat from New York Times bestseller James Dean as he goes trick-or-treating. Kids can lift up flaps that reveal fun Halloween surprises, as they follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating and discover what is waiting behind each door We love the colourful illustrations and interactive fun this book has to offer kids. Find it on Amazon.
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
by Stan Berenstain (Author), Jan Berenstain (Author)
Another much-loved classic with the Berenstain Bears – the book includes 50 fun bonus stickers, for under $10 it’s the best on this list. The Halloween story takes Brother and Sister trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned. The book encourages kids to celebrate Halloween and learn about how to be a good friend and neighbour! Under $10 on Amazon.
Zack the Farting Robot
by Tootin’ Tom (Author)
Zack is going to the Spooky School for Monsters! Follow Zack’s hilarious farting story where his constant tooting at Spooky School leaves him feeling embarrassed in front of his friends. But maybe there is a way to turn it into his biggest advantage instead…? Find out by reading along as Zack experiences Spooky School in his own toot-tastic way! Amazon.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
by Mr. Ben Mantle (Author, Illustrator), J. Elizabeth Mills (Author)
A haunted Halloween bus ride that will have children singing with excitement with this humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS. Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few surprise passengers along the way. A great deal under $10 – find it on Amazon.
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
by Alice Schertle (Author), Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
A lift the flap board book that features fun colourful illustrations kids will love. Celebrate Halloween with the #1New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and friends, as Little Blue Truck makes his rounds picking up animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! We were impressed that the Kindle edition offers a lift the flap digital experience so kids can still enjoy the interactive fun! Find it on Amazon.
Happy Halloween from The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book
by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)
Join The Very Busy Spider and all her friends in this spooky lift-the-flap board book! With a lift-flap on every spread, this sturdy casebound board book has all the tricks to make it a perfect Halloween treat for beginning readers! Say “Boo” and “Happy Halloween” with some of Eric Carle’s most beloved characters, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider. Find it on Amazon.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin
by Junia Wonders (Author), Daniela Volpari (Illustrator)
A wonderful & whimsical autumn tale! This adorable story is a celebration of pumpkins and vegetables during the fall harvest season. With the townsfolk dressing up as vegetables, this picture book will get kids excited about Halloween! This book teaches sequencing to preschool and kindergarten children, and it’s a fun way to introduce your little one to nostalgic characters such as the farmer, the baker, the milkman, and so on. We love the fall theme and gorgeous whimsical illustrations. Find it on Amazon.
Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody
by Michael Rex (Author, Illustrator)
The #1 New York Times bestselling picture book parody is the perfect Halloween read! Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon. A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and clever text will have kids begging to read this again and again. The board book edition is the perfect size for little hands! Find it on Amazon.
I Spy Halloween
For kids 2 to 5 years, this Halloween I Spy activity book has over 100 cartoon graphics for kids featuring Halloween Costumes, Halloween Tricks & Treats, Zombies, Bat, Owl, and Autumn Designs. Find it on Amazon.
Weird But True Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly
by Julie Beer (Author), Michelle Harris (Author)
The wildly popular Weird But True! line is all dressed up for Halloween with 300 all-new spooky facts about candy, costumes, pumpkin carving, and more! Kids will love this book full of freaky facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about one of the most popular holidays! Did you know that there is an underwater pumpkin carving contest? Or that the U.S. Defense Department has a zombie apocalypse plan? Maybe you’d be amazed to discover that there are more Halloween emojis than there are U.S. states? It’s all weird–and it’s all true! Find it on Amazon.