Halloween is such a special time for children. From choosing a costume, to celebrations with friends, to the anticipation of trick-or-treating on Halloween night… it’s such an exciting time! One of my favorite ways to extend the fun throughout the month, is by reading as many Halloween books as we can during the month of October.

This is my list of books that will help you add Halloween fun throughout the month. All of these books are beautifully illustrated, and are bound to keep children engaged. From toddlers to elementary school children, all of these books are perfect for read-aloud time.

The Crayons Trick or Treat by Drew Daywalt

The Crayons are back, and they’re ready to go trick-or-treating. Only trouble is, they don’t know what to say. Follow them along, as Purple Crayon tries to teach the rest what they need to say each time they ring a doorbell.

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell

Help the ten timid ghosts as they have to face the witch on Halloween night. Count backwards, as the ghosts encounter various creatures in the haunted house and fly away.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams

Do you who’s not afraid of anything, even on Halloween night? The little old lady in this story … until the day she heard sounds while walking in the woods.

Room on the Broom by Julia Scheffler

If you saw a witch riding a broom, would you ask for a ride? Three animals will in this story. Find out if there’s room for them on the broom.

How To Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead

It’s Halloween night, and the Catch Club Kids are dressed in their costumes and ready to go trick-or-treating. Little did they know, they’d also have to catch the witch!

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills

If your children enjoy singing the classic song The Wheels On The Bus, they’ll enjoy singing the Halloween-themed version as you read this story with them.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean

If your children enjoy the classic Five Little Pumpkins chant, they’ll enjoy the Halloween-themed version as you read this story with them.

Weird But True Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly by Julie Beer

Filled with stats, facts, and trivia bits, this beautifully illustrated book is sure to please children throughout the years.

Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

Gustavo is shy and has trouble making new friends. This is a festive book with a great message about friendships and being brave.

Would You Rather by Riddleland

Keep children entertained throughout October, with the book of silly questions. With 200 questions, there are plenty of questions to choose and think about.

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by Kimberly and James Dean

Children will enjoy this interactive book as you read the story and they lift the flaps to find Halloween surprises.

Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton

Pookie’s having trouble finding the perfect costume. What to do? Try on many costumes!