Best Halloween Board Books for Toddlers

These age-appropriate, not-too-scary stories will raise spirits and get your little one excited about the Halloween season.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Sep 03, 2020



Best Halloween Board Books for Toddlers

Sep 03, 2020

Halloween is a special time to create first memories with your toddler through reading. Board books that feature cute jack-o'-lanterns, fun costumes, and not-so-spooky ghosts and ghouls evoke the magic of the season while you’re cozy at home. The titles in this hand-picked list, in particular, introduce toddlers to this fall holiday in the most lovable ways. 

Many of these board books for toddlers are wonderfully interactive with touch-and-feel textures, lift flaps, and opportunities to peek into masks and mirrors. This is great for developing fine motor skills in early learners. 

Explore these popular board books that will help your toddler discover the exuberant spirit of Halloween with you:

  1. Boo, Boo, I Love You! by Sandra Magsamen is an adorable touch-and-feel Halloween board book that reminds children of just how much they’re loved. 

  2. You Are My Pumpkin by Joyce Wan is a sweet tale about a happy pumpkin, a giggly ghost, and more cute friends the whole family will want to read about over and over again. This book features adorable illustrations, perfect for your imaginative little one as they explore the fun of the season.

  3. The Hallo–Wiener by Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, is a fun read about a wiener dog, Oscar, and his journey to becoming a Grade-A hero — all while wearing a silly hot dog costume! 

  4. Good Night, Little Monsters by Kara LaReau is a heartwarming bedtime story with clever rhymes showing how little monsters are not so different from everyone else. This Halloween board book will lull your little one off to dreamland. 

  5. Five Little Pumpkins by Natalie Marshall is a classic nursery rhyme book with sweet illustrations, tabs to help little readers turn the pages, and suggestions for hand movements to try as you enjoy the book together.

  6. Peppa Pig: Peppa's Giant Pumpkin by Samantha Lizzio highlights Peppa trying to grow the biggest pumpkin to win a class contest. However, what will happen if the pumpkin becomes too big to get to school? 

  7. Teeny Tiny Ghost by Rachel Matson is an adorable story about friendship. Is teeny tiny ghost too little to be spooky? Your little one will be excited to find out! 

  8. Halloween Faces by Nancy Davis makes getting in the spirit of Halloween a lot more fun! This book features a series of brightly colored, die-cut masks for little readers to peek through and "try on" in preparation for dressing up on Halloween.

  9. Peek-a-boooo! by Sandra Magsamen is perfect to read while cuddling up with your little pumpkin this spooky season. This interactive story features entertaining mirrors on each page, making reading time a lot more fun. 

  10. Happy Halloween, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt is a sweet Halloween tale about Stinky Face’s mother calming him down before Halloween night. This book is perfect to ease your toddler’s nerves before the 31st.

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