40 Classic Children Halloween Picture Books

Looking for a family-friendly Halloween story that will become an annual favorite? Here are 40 classic Halloween picture books that have been loved by my boys year after year.

From the spine-tingling to the heartwarming, these stories have become beloved classics that have captured the imaginations of generations of children.

They’re sure to tickle and entrance your preschool and elementary-school children.

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

You can find these children’s Halloween picture books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

40 Classic Children Halloween Picture Books | Mommy Evolution

These picture books are perfect for sharing with your little ones during the Halloween season, whether snuggled up by a crackling fire or gathered around a flickering jack-o’-lantern.

They evoke the magic and wonder of this special holiday, while also instilling themes of friendship, bravery, and the importance of imagination.

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Easy Printable Halloween Fun!

As the spookiest season of the year approaches, dive into a treasure trove of bewitching printables that will add a dash of magic to your Halloween celebrations and learning.

Gather your printers and creative spirits, and let the Halloween fun begin with our selection of printables!


Halloween, with its enchanting blend of spooky thrills and creative imagination, has inspired generations of young readers.

In this timeless collection of Classic Children's Halloween Picture Books, we've brought together a bewitching array of beloved picture books that have captured the hearts and imaginations of children for years.


  1. Julie Cooper says:

    Great collection! Thanks!

    1. muddymonkeysmama says:

      Thanks, Julie. We read so many books in our house, it was easy to come up with a list of family-friendly Halloween books. So many scarier ones have gotten cut from our reading list by my boys!

  2. LOVE this post SO Much.

    We read – I should say, sing – “The 13 Nights of Halloween” every year and any of the Susan Meddaugh illustrated ones are incredible.

    Thanks and love,
    Full Spectrum Mama

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