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Many preschoolers are sensitive to scary things. If you have a sensitive child, come explore this list of not-so-scary Halloween picture books for preschoolers!
Halloween is such a fun holiday to celebrate with little ones. Preschoolers are so excited about dressing up and getting candy from their neighbors and loved ones. But, they may also be a little scared of spooky things. Gear up for Halloween with a collection of not-so-spooky Halloween books that will help them prepare for trick-or-treat night.
Best Halloween Picture Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Halloween picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus 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.
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat As Brother and Sister Bear don their costumes to go trick-or-treating by themselves for the first time, they plan to avoid Miz McGrizz’s spooky home. But during their Halloween outing, the cubs discover that appearances can be deceiving.
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins” in New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!
The Night Before Halloween Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters?
Sweet and Spooky Halloween Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and the Disney Princesses are celebrating this sweet and spooky season! Cinderella carves pumpkins, Ariel dresses up in costume, and Belle explores the creepy corners of the Beast’s castle in this 24-page storybook featuring all-new illustrations.
Sofia the First: The Halloween Ball The annual Halloween Ball is just around the corner, and Sofia and Amber are so excited to make their fancy costumes. Amber thinks she’ll win the Best Costume prize until she sees Sofia’s beautiful costume! After Amber’s attempts to beat Sofia backfire, she learns to appreciate her sister instead of trying to compete against her. This magical story comes with a sheet of glittery holographic stickers for even more Halloween fun with Sofia!
Click, Clack, Boo! Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats.
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.
Clifford’s Halloween Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes! Clown, witch, knight, or ghost–what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?
Curious George Haunted Halloween Hang on to your hats! George gets spooked when he spends his first Halloween in the country and hears the legend of No Noggin—a headless scarecrow that kicks people’s hats off on Halloween! The man with the yellow hat tells George it’s just a legend, but with the help of his friends Allie and Bill, George is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery and find out once and for all if No Noggin really exists. This early reader features a festive bonus activity for even more Halloween fun with George!
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates all the pumpkins in the patch!
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!
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween!
Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can’t wait! He is going to have a party. He and his friends will carve a jack-o’-lantern, bob for apples, and go trick-or-treating! But there is one problem-Corduroy needs to choose a costume. What will he wear?
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.
I Love You, Little Pumpkin 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!
My Little Pony Tricks and Treats It’s Nightmare Night in Ponyville! Join the ponies and their pals as they celebrate their version of Halloween. They dress up in silly costumes, collect lots of candy, and tell spooky stories about the evil Nightmare Moon!
Halloween ABC Little ones will enjoy this colorful book about a bunch of trick-or-treaters from A to Z (an angel, a ballerina, a cowboy, and so on) and their fun, “spooky” adventures around the neighborhood!
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.
DC Super Friends: Monster Madness! Superman, Batman and the rest of the DC Super Friends confront the sinister Scarecrow in a Halloween-themed adventure in which a fun-filled masquerade ball turns into a haunted nightmare of fighting vampires, witches and werewolves.
Happy Halloween, Little Critter! It’s Halloween! Little Critter and Little Sister are going to a spooky party at a haunted house. Bobbing for apples and playing Pin the Broom on the Witch are fun—but what kinds of monsters, mummies, and skeletons are lurking in the shadows? Pull back the big flaps to find out!
Pinkalicious Pink or Treat! Pinkalicious can’t believe it: The mayor has canceled Halloween because a storm has knocked out the town’s power. No Halloween means no Halloween candy. No Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. No Halloween trick-or-treating. No Halloween holiday parties. And worst of all, no Halloween costumes. Pinkalicious has the perfect Pinkagirl costume and she absolutely has to wear it.
Fancy Nancy Halloween… or Bust! No one knows Fancy like Nancy . . .and no one knows Halloween like Nancy
Which of these Halloween picture books is your child’s favorite?