Halloween is an exciting time for toddlers… dressing up, eating candy. Wait a minute — they do that all the time! Something else toddlers love year round? Halloween books! It’s true. The children at my son’s preschool simply adored Halloween books and asked for Halloween stories all the time.
While there are many terrific Halloween books out there, some can be too scary for toddlers. Plus, we all know how tough toddlers can be on books. Try out these wonderful Halloween books for toddlers, available in board book editions.
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10 Trick-or-Treaters: Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy. This not-too-scary Halloween counting book features the bright, bold artwork of Linda Davick and the comforting, lively rhythms of Janet Schulman’s story, making it the perfect gift for young trick-or-treaters everywhere!
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books): In Karen Katz’s distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed? NO! But Baby finds many other surprises as a ghost, a witch’s hat, cute-as-a-button bats, and candy apples are found beneath each flap. Finally after Baby finds her pumpkin, she’s ready to go trick-or-treating and the final flap reveals a Halloween extravaganza!
Here Comes Halloween!: With glitter, flocking and touch-and-feels galore, Caroline Jayne Church tackles a not-so-spooky Halloween! Help this little boy decide what to be for Halloween. Then find out what he chooses! Caroline Jayne Church’s sweet line and color make a not-too-scary Halloween! Glitter, flocking, and fancy touch-and-feels on every spread will keep toddlers enthralled.
Llama Llama Trick or Treat: Have a Happy Halloween with this sixth board book by Anna Dewdney. Time for Llama Llama to find the perfect costume, pick out a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern, and then go trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends!
One, Two…Boo!: The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises! With a die-cut cover, adorable illustrations, and a flap on every page, this sturdy little board book is the perfect Halloween gift for trick-or-treaters everywhere.
I’m the Scariest Thing in the Castle: A little vampire bat takes stock of all the creepies in the castle and decides he’s scarier than all of them! But the creepies? They’re not convinced. When they play a trick to prove their point, the oh-so-boastful bat’s response is as unexpected as it is exuberant. It turns out the creepies may have created a monster- an absolutely adorable one.
Five Little Pumpkins: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again. Dan Yaccarino’s vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh out loud as these pumpkins roll out of sight!
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give…): Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates all the pumpkins in the patch!
I Love You, Little Pumpkin!: This bestselling interactive novelty format features sturdy lift-the-flaps on each spread and blends Sandra Magsamen’s signature soft illustrations and heartfelt messages with a touch of Halloween. Babies will giggle at all of the adorably costumed little ones and squeal with delight when a surprise mirror reveals who is loved most of all!
Happy Halloween, Stinky Face: It’s almost time to go trick-or-treating, but first Stinky Face has just a few questions for Mama. As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. A sweet and reassuring Halloween tale from Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore!
Mouse’s First Halloween: Join Mouse on a spooky fall night. He hears bats flying, leaves falling, and children singing, “Trick or Treat!” What can it mean? Find the answer in this sturdy board book edition of the best-selling picture book.
Who’s There on Halloween?: Who’s There On Halloween? encourages readers to play along and use the clues to name the holiday characters hidden inside. Featuring charming text by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp and adorable illustrations by Charles Reasoner, these two Halloween books are sure to delight and entertain.
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