Hiiii friends! October is one of my favorite times to get out our old books from the Halloween bin & find a few new ones…. so many funny, interesting ones. I have book recs for you from baby all the way up to middle schoolers, since those are my children’s ages. Hopefully something for everyone- and I give you my very favorites too!
I sorted them by ages I thought might work but there is some crossover with books that are good for multiple age groups. So at this point I think we own every kind of 5 or 10 Little Pumpkins book there is. I wouldn’t recommend that. 😆 It is a must read- but just one of them will do. The classic of course is great, or Pete the Cat’s version is my kid’s favorite.
Baby Books (2 and under):
Preschooler Books (3 to 5)
3. They All Saw A Cat (NYT Bestseller and SO good!) 4. Happy Halloween Little Critter 7. Stellaluna (a classic!) 8. Don’t Push The Button! 14. Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins 16. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat 17. Ten Timid Ghosts 19. Leo A Ghost Story 20. Stumpkin
Elementary Books (6 to 9)
2. In A Dark, Dark Room (my kids’ favorite! They reenact these short stories and try to scare each other.) 3. They All Saw A Cat (YES) 7. Stellaluna (a classic!) 11. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark 15. Ghosts 16. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat 18. Bone Soup 20. Stumpkin
Middle Schoolers (10+)
5. A Series of Unfortunate Events Books 1-3 (a classic! Not necessarily Halloween books, but they are written by Lemony Snickett so you know they are dark. Not sick and depressing dark. Creative and imaginative. These are the first 3 books. My son was obsessed and talked about them incessantly. His grandma ended up buying him the whole set.) 10. A Series of Unfortunate Events Entire Set 11. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark