Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Books for Children

Halloween is finally here!  Over the years, my children and I have really come to love all of the books on this list.  They contain just the right amount of scariness and silliness and quirkiness and mystery and rhyme, and they are just the right length for a bedtime story.

So, check them out of your local library and enjoy our list of

The Best Halloween Books for Young Children

1.  Who Said Boo? Halloween Poems for the Very Young by Nancy White Carlstrom

2.  Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

3.  In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

4.  Best Witches: Poems for Halloween by Jane Yolen

5.  Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

6.  The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

7.  Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

8.  The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman

9.  Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

10. Spooky Tricks by Rose Wyler and Gerald Ames

By the way, if you are looking for some easy ways to start teaching your children the messages of General Conference, then don't miss the tips on the Friend's website this week.  
Click here to see them all!


  1. Great list! So you are a contributor for church magazines? Very cool!

    1. Yes, to their online tips section. They also used one of them in the September Friend. Fun!

  2. just had the grandkids here for the weekend...had fun with zentangling and visiting the park!

  3. One of our must-read Halloween books is Old Devil Wind, by Bill Martin, Jr. Such a fun one, and it always keeps the little ones (and not-so-little ones) entertained! Thanks for sharing your list; my husband reads to the elementary schools and it'll be nice to add some to his repertoire. :)

  4. Those Jane Yolen poems are great. You know I love your book lists.