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10 Must-Read Halloween Books

Try these picture books about Halloween that will delight — but won't frighten — your kids.
on 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 I skip your family's favorite? Tell us about it on the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page!

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