Spooktacular Children’s Halloween Books to Read This October

Spooktacular Children's Halloween Books to Read This October

Draven Jackson
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As October begins, it brings with it hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, and spooktacular Halloween activities!

One way to help your little monsters, witches, vampires, and ghouls get into the spooky spirit is with some of our fangtastic children's Halloween books!

So when it's time to tuck in and prepare for bed this month, don't settle for a boring old story - choose one that's silly, spooky, and ghoulishly fun!

Award-Winning Children's book — Why do you Cry, Sad Ghost

Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?
Written by Celia Jones

“why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?" is a spooky picture book that tells the story of a sad ghost who roams the rooms of his home with a tear in his eye. As the reader enjoys the beautiful illustrations and whimsical story, they also try to uncover what is making the sad ghost so upset on the busiest night of the year for ghosties and ghouls.

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Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy!
Written by Eddie Price

“Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy!" is a fun, silly picture book that centers around the mischievous Little Miss Grubby Toes. On Halloween Night, Little Miss Grubby Toes sneaks into the kitchen and eats all the Halloween candy - even though her parents told her not to! And we all know what happens when you eat too much Halloween candy...

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Award-Winning Children's book — Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy
Award-Winning Children's book — Matt Monroe and the Haunted House

Matt Monroe and the Haunted House
Written by Edward Torba

For older readers looking for a spooky thrill, Edward Torba's "Matt Monroe and the Haunted House" is the perfect Halloweeny read. Follow Matt as he battles an evil entity in the haunted Payne mansion and must uncover the mystery behind the deaths plaguing the home, all the while also dealing with his recovery from leukemia.

Will you figure out what happened to the Parker siblings? Do you know who the real bad guy is? Uncover the truth with Matt and his brother Josh in this thrilling and ghoulishly fun story!

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Skittely Scat Halloween Cat
Written by Rachelle Wilfong

“Skittely Scar Halloween Cat" is a fun, silly children's story about a cat named Halloween who doesn't like his job of scaring people. Instead, he wants to find a new job and decides to "try on" some new occupations to find one that would make him happy!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Skittely Scat Halloween Cat
Award-Winning Children's book — A Wish for Winellda the Witch

A Wish for Winellda the Witch
Written by Esther Clark

"A Wish for Winellda the Witch" is a ghoulishly cute children's book that centers around Winellda the Witch and her wish to be accepted by her friends. Esther uses the magic of Halloween to teach us a lesson about friendship and acceptance.

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Halloween Holly
Written by Cara Via

"Halloween Holly" by Cara Vai is the perfect Halloween story for any parent looking to make this spooktacular holiday a little bit healthier this year. Halloween Holly is a story about a unique little elf that collects extra Halloween candy to take back to Santa's elves so they can have the energy to finish making the toys for Christmas!

This unique children's book comes with a fun Halloween Holly's Special Bowl where children can leave their extra candy for their Halloween elf to collect.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Halloween Holly
Award-Winning Children's book — One Wish for Winifred Witch

One Wish for Winifred Witch
Written by Cheri L. Hallwood

Cheri Hallwood's "One Wish for Winifred Witch" is a delightful children's rhyming story about little Winifred Witch. Winifred Witch wants to spend Halloween with the big witches of Haunted Hollow, but she's scared of the dark. She has a secret wish to never be scared of the dark again and goes to her Aunt Broomhilda for help. You and your little witch and wizard can follow along with Winifred as she searches for the secret to overcoming her fear.

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Monster Needs a Costume
Written by Paul Czajak

In "Monster Needs a Costume," it's almost Halloween and Monster needs to decide what he wants to be. Will he dress like a pirate? A ballerina? A fireman? With so many options to choose from, how will Monster ever decide?

Through this fun, spooky rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best option.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Monster Needs a Costume
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