There is a plethora of Halloween children’s literature, making choosing Halloween books for your preschooler a difficult task. Here I am presenting you with ten appealing Halloween books for preschoolers. The Halloween books on this list can help make Halloween story times delightful for your preschooler. Along with the book titles, I am providing the authors names, page counts and recommended ages for reading. All of these books are available through Amazon.
Ten Entertaining Halloween Books for Preschoolers
1.The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is written by Linda Williams and illustrated by Megan Lloyd. This book is is 32 pages in length and recommended for children ages 3-7. In it, an old woman takes a walk in the woods only to be followed by parts of a scarecrow (introduced separately) that try to frighten her without success! In the end, they are assembled into a complete scarecrow and spend their days frightening crows in the old woman’s cornfield.
2.Which Witch is Which?
Written by Michaela Muntean and illustrated by Tom Brannon, Which Witch is Which? is filled with Sesame Street characters who are all dressed in the same costume! This book is appropriate for babies through preschoolers and is 24 pages in length.
3.Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Go Away, Big Green Monster! is written by Edward R. Emberley and is 32 pages in length. It is appropriate for children ages 4-8. The reader re-assembles a monster, body part by body part, orders the monster to leave and ends with the words, “And don’t come back!” (At least not until the reader says to return.) Colorfully illustrated, this book leaves the child with a feeling of empowerment, having verbally banished the monster.
4.Ten Timid Ghosts
A 32-page counting book written for preschool children ages 4-8 years, Ten Timid Ghosts was written and illustrated by Jennifer O’Connell. In this story, a witch tries to scare ten ghosts away. She succeeds, the ghosts having been counted backwards from 10, but they will be back…
5.Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is a book that teaches children about friendship and cooperation. It is 32 pages in length and is recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
6.Curious George Goes to a Costume Party
Written by the married couple, Margret and H.A. Rey, and illustrated by Mrs. Rey, Curious George Goes to a Costume Party has delighted children for decades. This book is 24 pages long and recommended for children aged 4-8 years. Naturally, with a curiosity like that of Curious George, the man in the yellow hat and the Halloween costume party hostess have their hands full!
7.Shake Dem Halloween Bones
Shake Dem Halloween Bones is a 32 page book written by W. Nikola-Lisa and illustrated by Mike Reed. This book is appropriate for children ages 4-8 years. This book has rhythm! The rhythm and rhyme of the text along with the colorful illustrations keep children mesmerized to the last page.
8.Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever
Written by Don Freeman and illustrated by Lisa McCue, Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever is a charming book of 32 pages and written for infants through preschoolers. Accompanied by adorable illustrations of the fuzzy teddy bear in green overalls, this story introduces the spirit of compassion in friendship.
The Hallo-Wiener is written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. It is 32 pages in length and appropriate for children 4-8 years of age. The teasing that this dachshund already receives from other dogs is accentuated when his mother gives him a hot-dog costume! (It even has mustard!)
10.Brooms are for Flying
A book for children ages 4-8 years, the 32 pages of Brooms are for Flying will delight your little ones. This Halloween book is written by Michael Rex in an interactive form. Preschoolers will have a great time moaning and shaking with the book’s characters!
Enjoy this Halloween season with books that will keep your preschooler smiling!