If you have little ones running around the house, you’re all going to enjoy these Halloween board books.
When my boys were toddlers, we absolutely loved reading Halloween books. It didn’t matter what time of the year, Halloween books were always in vogue in my house. We just couldn’t get enough! Things haven’t changed even as they’ve gotten older. Ha!
You can find these Halloween board books for toddlers at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Halloween Board Books for Toddlers
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!
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween: 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!
Eek! Halloween!: A new addition to the Boynton on Board series, with over 21 million copies sold, Eek! Halloween! is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween. It starts with an uh-oh—the chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? / Relax, silly chickens! It’s HALLOWEEN!”
Llama Llama Trick or Treat: 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!
Trick or Treat, Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure): A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish. It’s Halloween under the sea! Mr. Fish is wearing his costume, but what is he dressed as? A goblin? An astronaut in space? A pirate at the helm of the spooky submarine? Tiny tots will love swimming along with Mr. Fish as he turns little pouts into big smiles. With just one line of text per page, this simple, twelve-page board book will send Debbie Diesen and Dan Hanna’s much loved Pout-Pout Fish flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children.
Spooky Pookie: 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!
One, Two…Boo!: 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!
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus: A haunted Halloween bus ride that will have children singing with excitement. 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.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey’s Halloween: Join Mickey and the rest of the Clubhouse gang in this ghostly tale! With over 40 flaps to peek under, this oversized board book is full of all sorts of tricks and makes the perfect Halloween treat for your little one!
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!
Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody: It’s time for bed, but one little goon still isn’t ready for sleep! With lively rhymes and cheeky art that’ll get readers howling, this hilarious take on the beloved classic will have a whole new audience saying, “Goodnight monsters everywhere!”
I Love You, Little Pumpkin! (Padded Cloth Covers with Lift-the-Flaps): 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!
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin: This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween! A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!
Boo! (Leslie Patricelli board books): It’s almost Halloween! How should Daddy carve the pumpkin? So many expressions to choose from! What should Baby be—a princess or pirate, ballerina or clown? When the jack-o’-lantern’s ready (looking suspiciously like Baby), it’s time for a little ghost to head out in the slightly scary night. But fear turns to excitement as the pumpkin fills up with treats. WOW!
Peek-a Boo!: In this third title in Nina Laden’s Peek-a series, the classic game of peekaboo becomes spookily fun! Colorful pictures and lively, rhyming text—featuring bats, jack-o’-lanterns, and ghosts galore—help children predict what is peeking through die-cut windows. Read the clue…guess the rhyme…giggle wildly…and repeat!
If You’re Spooky and You Know It: The monsters in the book all want to show how spooky they are! Filled with spooky skeletons clapping hands, wicked witches stomping feet, hairy werewolves jumping up and down, sneaky vampires nodding heads, naughty mummies snapping fingers, and creepy frankensteins honking noses, little ones will love this frightful, Halloween-themed twist on the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It”!
Bright Baby Touch & Feel Spooky (Bright Baby Touch and Feel): Interactive board book for babies and toddlers, featuring images and simple text on a spooky theme. Touch and feel patches on every spread encourages child to interact with the book. Aids in the development of early vocabulary.
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HALLOWEEN STUDY UNIT
In addition to offering Halloween board books recommendations for toddlers and preschoolers, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class resources to teach kids about this fun holiday.
- Spooky Footprint Haunted House Craft from Play Dough & Popsicles
- Halloween number game from Adventures of Adam
- Halloween Tree | A Fall Nature Craft for Kids from FrogMom
- Halloween Movies Not Scary from iGameMom
- Monster Learning Activities for Halloween from Books and Giggles
- Halloween Read and Play from My Storytime Corner
- Free Tarantula and Spider Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Instant Downloads) from Living Montessori Now
- Halloween Preschool Printables from Living life and learning
- Gross and Jiggly Halloween Jello Worms: A STEM Activity for Kids from Schooling a Monkey
- Gruesome Nibbles from Tales of Education at Home
- Halloween Phonics Worksheet -Color by Letter from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
- Pumpkin fairy house from The Usual Mayhem
- Halloween Chemistry Ideas from Planet Smarty Pants
For further Halloween study unit resources and ideas, consider the following affiliate links:
- Halloween Challenge Steam Cards
- Steam Kids Halloween eBook
- Halloween Multisensory Handwriting Activities
- Spider Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Skeleton Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Halloween Literacy Activities
- Halloween Math Activities