8 Not-So-Scary Halloween Books for Kids

Not So Scary Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween can be a lot of fun for the family. From carving pumpkins to dressing up for trick-or-treating, there is no shortage of kid-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. However, Halloween is also a time of year when things can get pretty scary, especially for the youngest members of your family.

If you’re interested in getting your kids ready for the Halloween season without all the spooky ghosts, goblins, or ghouls which will keep your kids up at night, give these spook-free children’s books a try.

Spooky Pookie

Spookie Pookie 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!

Llama Llama Trick or Treat

Llama Llama Trick or Treat 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.

In Llama Llama Trick or Treat, little llama finds the perfect costume, picks out a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern, and then goes trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends!

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Little Blue Truck's Halloween 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?

With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!

 

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?

Clifford’s Halloween

Clifford's Halloween 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes! Clown, witch, knight, or ghost–what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?

Curious George Haunted Halloween

Vurious George Haunted Halloween 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
Hang on to your hats! George gets spooked when he spends his first Halloween in the country and hears the legend of No Noggin—a headless scarecrow that kicks people’s hats off on Halloween! The man with the yellow hat tells George it’s just a legend, but with the help of his friends Allie and Bill, George is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery and find out once and for all if No Noggin really exists. This early reader features a festive bonus activity for even more Halloween fun with George!

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song The Wheels on the Bus … with a few ghoulish tricks and treats up its sleeves!

Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way.

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat 8 not-so-scary halloween books for kids Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s Halloween and Brother and Sister can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned

What is your favorite Halloween book?

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