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Sunday 11 October 2020

My Favorite Halloween Books for Kids

October is my favorite month! I love everything about it. The leaves start changing color, the weather starts cooling down, we have Lola's birthday, and we finish the month with my favorite holiday of all: Halloween!

If you're anything like me then there's a good chance that you've been celebrating the spooky season all month long too. Who am I kidding? We celebrate all things spooky all year round! October is when we ramp things up though. Our front porch is decorated with skeletons, spooky lights and my googly eye wreath (you can find the DIY here), we've been watching our favorite Halloween movies, and we've been reading lots of spooky books.

Speaking of spooky books, Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite must have Halloween books for kids. I've been collecting Halloween themed books for the kids over the years so some of our favorites are classics that we've had for a long time, while others are new to us books this year. One thing they all have in common is that they're spooky good!

Here are Mathilde's favorite spooky books at the moment. These are books that we've been reading on heavy rotation. 

The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
This cute book combines several of my favorite things: spooky characters, cute illustrations and bright colors. This one is definitely Mathilde's favorite at the moment. Along with the cute illustrations the book has a nice tactile feel to it with the ghost character being slightly raised and glossy. He's covered in finger prints from Mathilde and Lola touching him so many times!

Seriously, how adorable are the illustrations in this book? The illustrations are definitely what caught my eye at first (aren't they always) but the sweet story is what keeps us reading.  

We have a few books in this series and I love the simplicity of them. The kids love that I have to say funny words while reading them!

This gorgeous book is an anthology of 50 scary folk tales from around the world. I love that it includes the story of the Bunyip from Australia. Fun fact; when I was in high school I played the  bunyip in my school musical! 

This one's not so much a Halloween book but rather an all year round badass alphabet book. E is for elephant or egg? I don't think so! E is for Evil that lures and entices!  

All three of my kids have enjoyed these I Spy picture riddle books over the years. Lola is especially a fan of them. This particular book features all sorts of spooky items to be found within the illustrations.  

Ghostbusters Little Golden Book by John Sazaklis
You can't go past Little Golden Books for the classics, right? Did you know they have a whole series of classic movies as children's books too? We have a few of them and Ghostbusters is definitely a favorite for Halloween. We have the original Ghostbusters movie book, but the recent remake is available as a book too.

It's impossible not to sing this book when I read it! It's written to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas, but with far spookier gifts. Two headed snake, anyone? This book has been a Halloween favorite here since Ava was Mathilde's age. 

Looking for more book ideas? I've got you covered! Head over to the Little Hiccups Amazon Storefront where you'll find a list of over 65 Halloween themed books for all ages. Board books for a toddler? Check! Picture books for young kids? Check. Chapter books for tweens and teens? Check! Activity books? Check!

Do you have any favorite Halloween themed books? I'd love to hear what they are! 

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