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10 Must-Read Halloween Books

These picture books about Halloween will delight your kids without frightening them.
on October 24, 2016

Editor's note: This post was originally published October 24, 2013.

Halloween is a huge deal at my house. My kids love dressing up year-round, and the combination of dressing up and free candy is almost too much for them to handle. I like Halloween too, but I like how much my kids crave reading about it even more. I use their excitement about Halloween to make reading that much more fun.

Here are our 10 favorite Halloween picture books, organized alphabetically by author.

Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell

10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

One Spooky Night by Kate Stone

There are so many terrific books about Halloween out there! Did we skip your family's favorite? Tell us about it on the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page!

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