This year will be my youngest son’s first Halloween, and his big brothers can’t wait to dress him up in a cute costume and show him off. They’ve generously offered to help him out by eating any candy he may receive!
We’ve also pulled out some of our favorite Halloween board books to read with him. Our baby doesn’t understand the stories quite yet, but we know that one of the keys to raising a reader is to read early and read often. Plus, there’s nothing cuter than watching my big boys read a book to their baby brother.
If you’re celebrating Halloween with your own little pumpkins this year, check out these awesome Halloween board books.
11 Halloween Board Books
Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton — The chickens are seeing some strange things going on, and they’re starting to get nervous. Turns out there’s nothing to worry about; it’s just Halloween! Even my bigger boys love this adorable book.
Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz — Friendly ghosts and happy bats fill this cheerful lift-the-flap book. The familiar elements of Halloween are introduced in a bright and happy way, so little ones won’t be scared as they read.
Boo! by Leslie Patricelli — Baby is so excited for Halloween! It’s time to pick out the perfect costume and carve a pumpkin. Readers walk through the Halloween preparations with Baby, and share in the excitement of this fun holiday.
10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman — This adorable Halloween counting book follows a group of children who are ready to go out and collect some candy. Along the way, they get spooked by some friendly characters who just want to join in the Halloween celebration.
Peek-a Boo! by Nina Laden — This Halloween-themed book from Laden’s Peek-a series is just as adorable as its companions. Toddlers will pick up on the simple story quickly, and will probably read along with you!
Llama Llama Trick or Treat by Anna Dewdney — Everyone’s favorite Llama is celebrating Halloween! Follow Llama as he picks out a pumpkin and goes trick-or-treating with his friends…and his Mama, of course.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry — This book takes a classic song and gives it a Halloween twist. Little ones will love the familiar tune and the not-so-scary fall elements in the story.
Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex — This clever take on a bedtime favorite is a fun read for both parents and kids. Fans of Goodnight Moon will love seeing how the book gets “spookified” to fit the monster theme!
If You’re Spooky and You Know It by Aly Fronis — Another fun version of a well-known children’s song. Witches, werewolves, mummies, and Frankenstein’s monster dance, sing, and show off their spooky side.
Dracula: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams — Introduce your little one to counting and to Braham Stoker’s classic novel with this creative board book! You’ll also want to check out Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer, based on the Mary Shelley favorite.
Corduroy’s Trick-or-Treat by Don Freeman — Corduroy is so excited to be going to a Halloween party! Follow along as he plays games, decorates a pumpkin, and enjoys treats.
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