Halloween Picture Books

10 trick-or-treaters : a Halloween counting book

10 trick-or-treaters : a Halloween counting book

by Schulman, Janet

Ten trick-or-treaters start out on Halloween night, but they disappear one-by-one as they encounter a spider, a vampire, a ghost, and other scary creatures.

Bad Kitty, scaredy-cat

Bad Kitty, scaredy-cat

by Bruel, Nick

Kitty wasn't always such a scaredy-cat. She used to be brave and lionhearted and nervy. That is, until one late October day a group of terrifying monsters showed up on her doorstop and Kitty became VERY scared. Then she decided to take matters into her own paws.

Big pumpkin

Big pumpkin

by Silverman, Erica

A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.

Bonaparte falls apart

Bonaparte falls apart

by Cuyler, Margery

Bonaparte the skeleton is literally falling to pieces and needs help from his friends to pull himself together before the first day of school.

Catwoman's Halloween heist

Catwoman's Halloween heist

by Fein, Eric

Barbara Gordon, the secret super hero BATGIRL, has been invited to the biggest Halloween party of year. Unfortunately, she already agreed to spend the night with ROBIN, her younger crime-fighting partner. Instead of arguing with her mentor, BATMAN, Barbara decides to bring ROBIN along. That night, the teens arrive at the costume party, hosted by an eccentric collector of Halloween artifacts. Suddenly, all of the lights go out! When they turn on, his prized artifact, a black cat made of rare diamonds, is missing! One of the masked guests must have stolen it, and BATGIRL and ROBIN must capture the feline felon.

Click, clack, boo! : a tricky treat

Click, clack, boo! : a tricky treat

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats.There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

Clifford's first Halloween

Clifford's first Halloween

by Bridwell, Norman

Emily Elizabeth reminisces about Clifford as a small red puppy who loved Halloween.

Come with me on Halloween

Come with me on Halloween

by Kimball, Linda Hoffman

It's Halloween and time for tricks, treats, and haunted house parties. One trick-or-treater is a bit scared, but has a faithful companion to show the way and ease any fears. But our frightened trick-or-treater isn't little. It's Dad!

Ed Emberley's how to draw monsters and more scary stuff

Ed Emberley's how to draw monsters and more scary stuff

by Emberley, Ed

Using simple shapes and squiggles, learn how to draw all sorts of scary stuff--including monsters, witches, werewolves, bats, and more!

Froggy's Halloween

Froggy's Halloween

by London, Jonathan

Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he manages to enjoy himself anyway.

Halloween ABC

Halloween ABC

This sturdy alphabet board book introduces simple seasonal words to get toddlers excited about Halloween. Along with letters to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces and familiar spooky details to spot.

Happy Halloween, Curious George

Happy Halloween, Curious George

by Raymond, N. T.

Curious George picks out a pumpkin, helps decorate the house, decides on a costume, and attends a costume party in this series of short stories in rhyme.

Heckedy Peg

Heckedy Peg

by Wood, Audrey

A mother saves her seven children from Heckedy Peg, a witch who has changed them into different kinds of food.

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

by Schertle, Alice

Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a Halloween costume party in this lift-the-flap board book.

Olivia loves Halloween

Olivia loves Halloween

by Testa, Maggie

When Olivia and Francine can't agree on the Halloween decorations for their classroom, Olivia decides to focus on her costume instead.

Pick a pumpkin

Pick a pumpkin

by Toht, Patricia

Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside -- savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o'-lantern.

Room on the broom

Room on the broom

by Donaldson, Julia

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending

Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world

Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world

by Willems, Mo

When two fearful children are terrified of each other, their respective monsters try to help.

Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Halloween : [a safety guide for scaredies]

Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Halloween : [a safety guide for scaredies]

by Watt, Mélanie

Halloween is creeping up quickly and it's time to gather the courage to face the ghoulish festivities! And according to Scaredy Squirrel, the best way to do that is by being prepared. So he's compiled this essential guide to help readers survive Halloween. From costume suggestions rated with Scaredy's own specially designed SCARE-O-METER, to instructions for visiting a haunted mansion, his advice covers every Halloween danger imaginable. Of course, if all else fails, Scaredy has a sure-fire backup plan: play dead. On the scariest day of the year, Scaredy Squirrel's leaving nothing to chance!

Scary, scary Halloween

Scary, scary Halloween

by Bunting, Eve

Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.

Skulls!

Skulls!

by Thornburgh, Blair

This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons, flipping our view of skulls from a spooky symbol to a fascinating, cool, and crucial part of our bodies.

Stumpkin

Stumpkin

by Cummins, Lucy Ruth

A stemless pumpkin that yearns to be a Halloween jack-o-lantern watches sadly as all of the other pumpkins in the shop are chosen.

The 13 nights of Halloween

The 13 nights of Halloween

by Vasilovich, Guy

A Halloween version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring macabre gifts such as icky eyeballs, demons dancing, and thirsty vampires.

The Hallo-wiener

The Hallo-wiener

by Pilkey, Dav

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Oscar, a little dog with a big bullying problem.Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time. But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

The best Halloween of all

The best Halloween of all

by Wojciechowski, Susan

In paperback in plenty of time for Halloween comes this story of Ben, who decides to take matters into his own hands and construct a costume that makes this the best Halloween of all. A charming Halloween treat

The pomegranate witch

The pomegranate witch

by Doyen, Denise

Told in rhyming text, a gang of neighborhood children make a determined effort to seize some of the pomegranate fruits from the magnificent tree by the scary, run-down farmhouse--but the tree is guarded by a scary "witch", except on Halloween, when her "sister" welcomes trick-or-treaters.

The scariest book ever

The scariest book ever

by Shea, Bob

Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. Go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest! What do you mean, it's just a bunny? Well, it's probably a bunny with big fangs! Despite the ghost's fear-mongering, none of the animal characters seem very scary at all.... What's up with that?

Trick or Pete

Trick or Pete

by Dean, James

Pumpkins, candy, and costumes! With flaps that reveal fun Halloween surprises, this Pete the Cat holiday story is sure to be a sweet treat for your little trick-or-treaters.

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