My Favorite Halloween Picture Books
I really enjoy Halloween books. Well, Halloween picture books – I’m not a fan of seriously scary stuff – so, I stick to the kids books 🙂 Halloween story time is a favorite for me! Here are four of my favorite Halloween picture books that I thought you might enjoy! Whether you have kids that you still read to, or maybe grandkids, these might be worth getting for the bookshelf!
I Need My Monster
A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to a child’s love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child’s imagination. One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week.” Ethan knows that without Gabe’s familiar nightly scares he doesn’t stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they’ve got the right equipment for the jobpointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tailbut none of them proves scary enough for Ethan. When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled. It turns out that Gabe didn’t enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily.
This is probably my favorite! It’s a really fun picture book with great colorful pictures you’ll love! Great deal!
In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. And, he eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.
Kids LOVE this book! You will have a lot of fun reading this one to your kids. It’s hard to not be somewhat dramatic while reading this one 🙂 And, the surprise ending is a favorite!
Even Monsters Need Haircuts
Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal-after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.
Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious Halloween story about a boy who follows in his father’s footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.
Skeleton Meets the Mummy
This is a new favorite Halloween picture book of mine! This spooky new read-aloud story is perfect for Halloween!
On Halloween night, Sammy has to make a quick trip through the dark woods before he can go trick-or-treating. But someone–or something–is following him. Scritch! Scratch! What could it be?
This was a fun, new find! I found it at our local library and loved it! It has familiar elements of Little Red Riding Hood, and is spooky enough that your kids will really enjoy it!
What’s Your Favorites??
So, what are your favorite Halloween picture books? Let me know in the comments ~ I always enjoy finding new books!
Teens might enjoy these books
and of course, Harry Potter!
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