Monsters, Ghosts, and Pumpkins: Books for Little Readers This Halloween

We've always loved having some simple, not-too-scary stories to tell the kids during Halloween. Candlewick Press has made it even easier this year with three adorable books perfect for practicing literacy skills and getting excited for the spookiest time of year.

Boo! By Leslie Patricelli is just like her other board books in that they have simple, colorful illustrations, new words for babies and toddlers to embrace, and simple story lines.  Let your little one read along as baby dresses up, picks out pumpkins and gets over his/her fear of trick-or-treating. There are fun vocabulary words like licorice, spider, and candy corn to enjoy!

Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor is a clever read about an owl who wants to catch prey -- and will try anything to do so. He impersonates a carrot, lamb, birdbath, and more! This book would be great for a funny year-round read; it's not just for Halloween!

Ghost in the House: A Life the Flap Book is a hilarious read about what happens when monsters get scared! Follow a ghost, furry creature, and witch as they get so frightened they run out of the house! Fun lift flaps and colorful illustrations get kids involved in the story.

Do your kids love spooky stories? Share these harmless but entertaining reads with them leading up to Halloween. They are great even for families that don't celebrate!

*Review copies received. Opinions are our own.


  1. My youngest loves Halloween books--one of her favorites is Click Clack Boo! by Doreen Cronin. I can't wait to share these three with her also!

    1. I love Click Clack Boo, too! I'll have to get it out for the youngest!


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