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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.

  1. Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  2. Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church
  3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro
  4. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  5. Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
  6. The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
  7. Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell
  8. 10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman
  9. Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
  10. 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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