If you’re looking for some spooky Halloween themed books to read this October, you’ve come to the right place! These books will be sure to send a delightful tingle up your spines and get your in the Halloween spirit!

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete
by James Dean (Author, Illustrator) 

Pete the cat is back, mostly for the candy and not so much for the scary surprises. Follow Pete on his trick or treating journey as he discovers what is waiting behind each new door. Each page in this book offers something new and hauntingly fun!

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween 

by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry 

It’s time for a Halloween party and Little Blue Truck is on his way to pick up all of his animal friends for a costume party they are sure to remember. Discover what each animal’s costume will be while enjoying rhymes that will delight and engage you for hours.

Room on the Broom 

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffle

Disaster happens as a witch is flying merrily on her broom! First she loses her hat, then her bow, and finally her wand! Watch as 3 animal friends help the witch to recover her lost items in exchange for a ride on the broom. But wait! A hungry dragon is lurking. Could it be a disaster or will these lovely characters save the day?

Snowmen at Halloween 

by Caralyn M. Buehner and Mark E. Buehner | Aug 20, 2019

What do snowmen do when no one is watching? One pair of kids is about to find out! Before trick or treating a group of friends make snowmen and head off to enjoy the spooky festivities only to discover the snowmen are gone when they return! Don’t worry, they’ve left a very special message behind for their human friends.

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin 

by Sonali Fry and Sanja Rescek | Aug 5, 2014

The even more Halloween themed twist on the famous Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyme is all about a small pumpkin just trying to find his way back home. With a little help from a friendly witch, he is well on his way back to the safety of his porch!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything 

by Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd | Jul 23, 2019

The little old lady thought she wasn’t afraid of anything suddenly got the scare of her life while walking in the woods one night. This quirky, fun story is best read aloud and is sure to please readers of all ages. 

Hoot Howl Halloween 

by Becky Wilson, Parragon Books, et al. | Sep 12, 2018

Press all of the buttons in the haunted house to explore the creepy sounds of Halloween! From witches cackling to bats flapping, and bones rattling, this story will surely get you in the mood for Halloween!

The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol 

by Kevin Purdy | Apr 19, 2017

Worse than scrooge, this grumpy old man hates Halloween! Watch how this crotchety man sees the errors of his ways after visits from ghosts reveal the misery he has caused! Everyone will thoroughly love this Halloween version of the great Charles Dickens classic.

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus 

by J. Elizabeth Mills and Ben Mantle | Jul 1, 2010

A haunting version of the classic Wheels on the Bus song, this Halloween twist will have kids singing along in no time. Count from one up to 10 to see all of the goofy ghosts and passengers this bus picks up along the way.

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