It’s never too early to get your little ones into the Halloween spirit! But if your wee pumpkins are too young for trick-or-treating or spooky ghost stories by the campfire, these Halloween board books are the perfect way to begin to introduce them to this ghoulish holiday. From ghosts to spiders to witches, these child-friendly stories have all of your Halloween bases covered! Your babies will be saying trick or treat before you know it!
Five Little Pumpkins, by Dan Yaccarino
A classic poem updated with a pumpkin-spiced twist! A great way to get your young reader counting and learning numbers, this rhyming book is a ton of fun. “And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.”
Llama Llama Trick or Treat, by Anna Dewdney
Even llamas love trick or treating! But what’s a llama to wear for a costume? You’ll have to check out this adorable board book to find out. Add some pumpkin carving and candy and you’ve got yourself a Halloween treat! (And if you enjoy this one, there are many more Llama Llama books to catch up on.)
Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger, by Angela C. Santomero and Jason Fruchter
All of my friends’ children are obsessed with the entire world of Daniel Tiger, and after reading this book I can see why! This board book (with flaps) takes our lovable tiger through the Neighborhood of Make Believe on a Halloween adventure. Along with Daniel’s friends including Katerina Kittycat and Miss Elania there’s bound to be some Halloween fun, so come along and join the parade!
Little Spider Finger Puppet Book, by ImageBooks Staff
A little book that turns reading into a finger puppet game, what’s not to love? Truth be told, I’m terrified of spiders, and I still managed to have fun with this cute interactive read!
Room on the Broom Board Book, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler
“The witch had a cat and a hat that was black, and long ginger hair in a braid down her back.” As you can tell from this little snippet, this rhyming book is great fun to read out loud, and not too scary for your sensitive young readers. Unlike the wicked witch of many Halloween tales, this one is a nice witch who is willing to make room on her broom for a whole cast of adorable creatures. Hop on!
Trick or Treat, Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna
Apparently they even celebrate Halloween under the sea! Who knew? This book is perfect for young fans of the Pout-Pout Fish series who want a seasonal twist, or those who get a kick out of a fish dressed up as a pirate captain. And what young reader wouldn’t like that?
Goodnight Goon:A Petrifying Parody, by Michael Rex
Anyone who loves the classic book Goodnight Moon (and isn’t that all of us?) will delight in this familiar yet fresh take on a childhood favorite. This book is more funny than spooky, and for a young reader, that’s just right for bedtime! “Goodnight monsters everywhere…”
What are your favorite Halloween board books for teeny readers?