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35 Spooky Halloween Books for Toddlers

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What are the best Halloween books for toddlers?

We have so many toddler books in our house. We have adventure books and rhyming books, bedtime books and potty books, and our own personal library of Dr. Seuss books.

So, it’s no surprise we have our own little corner of Halloween books for toddlers. Originally, we only read them throughout October, but the rhymes and stories are so engaging, we come back to them all during the year.

If you’re looking to get your little one in the spirit of Halloween or you just need a few more options in your book rotation, check out some of our favorite Halloween books for toddlers.

Reading to your toddler early makes it more likely that he’ll read on his own later in life, and he’s more likely to have a better vocabulary the older he gets.

Books also make great Halloween gifts for toddlers, and you won’t need to worry about the sugar on those new little teeth.

I’ve rounded up some of the best alphabet books, counting books, lift-the-flap books, and not-too-spooky stories about Halloween; all that your toddler will love to explore.

Enjoy the many hours you’ll spend reading these spooky stories!

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First Halloween Books for Toddlers

Baby’s First Halloween by Rosa Von Feder

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This is the perfect book for your Baby’s First Halloween, as the name suggests. This book asks many Halloween related questions to get your toddler ready for the holiday.

It also offers a place for a personal message from the sender and can be given as one of baby’s first Halloween gifts.

Clifford’s First Halloween by Norman Bridwell

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Follow Clifford, the little red dog, as he gets his own Halloween costume, makes candy apples, and visits a haunted house in Clifford’s First Halloween adventure.

Ghost Afraid of the Dark by Sara Conway

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Follow Boo the Ghost as he celebrates his first Halloween. Boo realizes he is afraid of many things but eventually learns how to be brave and is no longer a Ghost Afraid of the Dark.

I love the glow in the dark cover and that it teaches your toddler how everyone is afraid of something but how you eventually learn to overcome that fear.

Alphabet Halloween Books for Toddlers

The ABCs of Halloween by Lydia Nichols

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The ABC’s of Halloween shows kids in Halloween costumes for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a great book for ideas for a toddler costume.

Halloween ABC by Nosy Crow

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In Halloween ABC, each letter of the alphabet is explored through different pictures of this spooky holiday.

Counting Halloween Books for Toddlers

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino

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Count the Five Little Pumpkins through this classic nursery rhyme that includes many spooky Halloween friends.

Pumpkin One, Pumpkin Two by Thomas Nelson

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Pumpkin One, Pumpkin Two takes your toddler on a journey through the pumpkin patch, counting up pumpkins as they are collected during a fall hayride.

One, Two…Boo! by Kristen L. Depken

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One, Two…Boo! is a lift-the-flap book with chunky pages that will have your toddler counting his way through a spooky haunted house with surprises on each page.

Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat

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Zip! Zoom! On a Broom follows ten witches on their travels on a broomstick by counting to ten and back down again.

Using a wonderful rhyme, numbers are hidden throughout the book, so your little one can pick out each number one through ten.

Related: Everything You Need to Pack in Your Toddler Diaper Bag

Touch and Feel Halloween Books for Toddlers

Baby Touch and Feel: Halloween by DK

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Baby Touch and Feel Halloween lets your toddler experience the many textures that come along with this spooky holiday.

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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Introduce your little one to Halloween with this touch and feel book from the Biscuit series. Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween has new, fun surprises on every page.

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Lift the Flap Halloween Books for Toddlers

Babies Love Halloween by Scarlett Wing

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Babies Love Halloween is a chunky lift-the-flap book that offers Halloween surprises on each page. Lift-the-flap books are a great way for your toddler to work his fine motor skills.

Boo: Peek-a-Flap by Rosa Von Feder

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Boo: Peek-a-Flap offers chunky pages with peek through holes covering Halloween traditions and facts, like pumpkin carving and costumes.

Creak! Squeak! Halloween by DK

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Creak! Squeak! Halloween is a lift-the-flap book that takes your toddler on a Halloween adventure to a castle party while investigating spooky noises along the way.

Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger! by Angela C. Santomero

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Come along with Daniel Tiger and his friends as they pick out their costumes for a Halloween celebration in the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger! offers lift-the-flap surprises on each page.

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle

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Little Blue Truck’s Halloween is a wonderful lift-the-flap book in the Little Blue Truck series.

In this engaging rhyming story, your toddler will meet all the farm animals, as in the original, but now they’re all dressed up for Halloween.

Mickey’s Halloween by Disney Books

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If your toddler is a fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, then he’s sure to love Mickey’s Halloween.

Follow Mickey and friends on this Halloween tale as they look under the flaps for sweet treats and find out who’s hiding in the haunted house.

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin by DK

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Follow the Little Black Cat on a Halloween tale and discover what Halloween surprises are hiding under the flaps. Check out Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin for your little Halloween lover today!

Pumpkin Patch Party by Stephanie St. Pierre

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Pumpkin Patch Party follows Elmo and the Sesame Street gang through a pumpkin patch adventure with flaps that lift full of Halloween surprises.

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Books for Toddlers

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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In Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch, your toddler will learn about the different things you can do with pumpkins and meet a few friends along the way.

This is just one of the many books in the Biscuit series. Start the journey with Biscuit off right with the first book, Good Night Biscuit.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is the storybook version of the Halloween special. Now your toddler can get ready for a visit from the Great Pumpkin any time of the year.

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

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Join Mouse, from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, on his journey to decorate all the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! will get your toddler ready for the annual trip to the pumpkin patch and give him some ideas on how to decorate his prized pumpkin.

The Legend of the Great Pumpkin by Charles M. Schulz

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The Legend of the Great Pumpkin is all about Linus’ journey to finally see the Great Pumpkin rise out the pumpkin patch on Halloween night.

Every year he waits all night in that pumpkin patch. Maybe this year will finally be his year!

Costume Halloween Books for Toddlers

Funny Little Ghost by Rosa Von Feder

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Your little one can help the Funny Little Ghost find the perfect Halloween costume for a night of trick-or-treating.

Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Dewdney

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Join Llama Llama as he finds the perfect costume for his trick-or-treating adventure with his mama and friends.

I love the Llama Llama books for the cute rhymes and the beautiful illustrations. Pick up Llama Llama Trick or Treat today!

Minnie’s Costume Contest by Sheila Sweeny Higginson

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Minnie’s Costume Contest follows Minnie’s nieces, Millie and Melody, as they compete for the best costume at Minnie’s annual costume contest. If your toddler is a fan of Disney Junior, she’s sure to enjoy this Halloween adventure.

Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton

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Follow Spooky Pookie as he searches for the perfect Halloween costume. From the author of The Going to Bed Book and Moo, Baa, La La La!, the rhymes and story are sure to delight your little one.

Spooky Things by Dr. Seuss

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Spooky Things takes your toddler on a rhyming adventure with Thing One and Thing Two.

Things that Growl and Things the Howl are great ways to teach your toddler all the sounds that go along with different Halloween costumes.

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Books for Toddlers

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest by H. A. Rey

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Join Curious George and his friends as they celebrate Halloween by shouting Boo! at each other throughout their Halloween festivities.

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest! is sure to get your toddler excited about the holiday.

Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton

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Eek! Halloween! follows a group of nervous chickens who are experiencing all the spooky fun of Halloween.

Mickey & Friends: Scaredy-Mouse by Courtney Acampora

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Get your toddler ready for Halloween night with Mickey and his friends and their Halloween adventures. Scaredy-Mouse offers an interactive experience for your little one with tabs to push, pull and spin.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Haunted Clubhouse by Marcy Kelman

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Join Mickey and friends on another adventure as they get the Clubhouse ready for a Halloween party. If your toddler is a fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Haunted Clubhouse is a great way to get them interested in books and Halloween.

Spooky Little Kitten by Rosa Von Feder

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Your little one can go on a Halloween journey to help mommy cat find her Spooky Little Kitten. Is she under the witch’s hat or hiding in the cauldron? Your toddler can enjoy all the things that Halloween has to offer.

Spooky, Spooky Little Bat by Rosa Von Feder

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Spooky, Spooky Little Bat is a finger puppet book that offers an interactive Halloween story for your toddler and you, as well.

You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie by Nicola Edwards

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You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie offers a sweet Halloween story to share with your toddler using shaped cutouts and raised elements to keep your little one engaged.


There you have it: my favorite Halloween books for toddlers to get them ready for all the fun things going on throughout October. And don’t forget to check out the Amazon Book Box to get all your holiday favorites!

Did any of your favorite Halloween books for toddlers make the list or did you find a new favorite for this year? Let us know in the comments.

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