As you begin planning Halloween activities for your little ones, check out this fun list of Halloween books for toddlers! Festive holiday board books!
Board books are fun for babies and toddlers. Their sturdy pages, short text, and bright graphics are designed to engage your little ones as you begin to instill a love of reading from an early age.
Halloween Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your toddlers celebrate Halloween.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! – Mouse is excited for fall because that means it is time to decorate pumpkins! But one is missing. Where could it have gone?
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!
Halloween ABC – This sturdy alphabet board book introduces simple seasonal words to get toddlers excited about Halloween. Along with letters to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces and familiar spooky details to spot.
Baby Touch and Feel: Halloween – A touch-and-feel book for babies that provides a hands-on learning experience for developing fine motor skills as little ones see and touch pumpkins, cats, candy corn, and other Halloween favorites.
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?
Babies Love Halloween – Introduce your baby or toddler to classic Halloween traditions like costume parties and trick-or-treating, with this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure, and grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills. Perfect first Halloween book!
Eek! 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!”
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 Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin – 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!
The Legend of the Great Pumpkin – Celebrate Halloween with Linus, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this shaped board book with holographic foil on the front cover!
Five Little Pumpkins – Count the pumpkins together as this classic rhyme is brought to life!
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!
Boo: Peek-a-Flap Board Book – Each festive Halloween scene will engage your little one with a pair of lift-a-flaps with peek-a-boo surprises. Talk about Halloween traditions like pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and costume parties.
Llama Llama Trick or Treat – 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!
Hoot Howl Halloween – On Halloween, the moon shines bright, and SPOOKY noises fill the night…Hoot Howl Halloween is a fun book with 10 spooky sounds!
Which of these books about Halloween will you read first?
Let’s Track What You’re Reading!
It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.
Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.
Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.
If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
Entertain your little ones with a round or two of this Halloween memory game printable.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!
Choose a few G rated Halloween movies to watch with your little ones throughout the month of October.