5 Halloween Books for Toddlers That Won’t Spook Them Away

Halloween is just for fun, right? But these Halloween books for toddlers are not just about reading a fun story. These Halloween books actually teach our little ones many important lessons about being brave, teamwork, and kindness to others. Check out this list of highly-engaging Halloween books that are just right for preschoolers!

Halloween Books for Toddlers with background images of Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex, and Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi.

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Where's My Mummy?

By Carolyn Crimi

As one of our first Halloween books for toddlers, we read Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi.


This is the story of Little Baby Mummy who’s not quite ready to go to bed. Instead, he plays a game of hide-and-seek with Mama Mummy. As he tries to find Mama Mummy, he encounters the clacks, flaps, and glugs from different Halloween creatures of the forest, but he’s not scared. That is, until he sees one frightening creature that spooks him away!


I love how this Halloween book shows how brave Little Baby Mummy is around the Halloween creatures, even while hearing all the spooky sounds of the forest. The ending is sweetly satisfying as Little Baby Mummy heads to bed after being comforted by his mama.


Room on the Broom

Halloween Books for Toddlers

We also read Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. In this book, a wild storm blows away some of the witch’s things as she flies on her broom. She meets some new friends along the way who help her find her things and get out of a fiery situation.


This story shows how kindness is contagious. The animals kindly return the witch’s things, and without hesitation, she lets them on her broom. In the end, these act of kindness build friendships that save the witch’s life. 


Click, Clack, Boo!

By Doreen Cronin

We continued our Halloween books for toddlers with Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin. I love all of Cronin’s farm books, so this was the perfect addition to our library.


In this book, Farmer Brown thinks that everything about Halloween is scary, especially all of the spooky sounds, so he just leaves a bowl of candy on his porch. Later, his candy bowl gets swiped and an invitation is left for…a barn party!


The onomatopoeia woven throughout this book makes it a delight to read aloud. Plus, this helps teach our little ones that noises are not scary.


Ten Timid Ghosts

By Jennifer O'Connell

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell is the tale of a witch who moves into a house with ten timid ghosts. She uses different costumes to scare them out of the house so she can live there alone. Love the twist at the end!


And who doesn’t love a good counting book?


Big Pumpkin

By Erica Silverman

As our last Halloween book for toddlers or preschoolers, we read Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. In this story, a witch plants a pumpkin seed to make some pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin grows too big for her to pick.


A ghost, a vampire, and a mummy come along who think they are big and strong enough to pick the pumpkin, but no one is able to get that big pumpkin off of the vine alone. That is, until bat flies up with a great idea to work as a team.


Not only does this book include many different Halloween characters, but it helps us teach how to deal with frustration and how to work as a team to accomplish big tasks.  


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