Halloween Picture Books

  • Pilkey, Dav
    The Hallo-wiener
    Summary:All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.

  • Cronin, Doreen.
    Click, clack, boo! : a tricky treat
    Summary:Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn.

  • Stoeke, Janet Morgan.
    Minerva Louise on Halloween
    Summary:On her first Halloween, Minerva Louise the hen puzzles over costumes but enjoys her first taste of candy corn.

  • Schertle, Alice
    Little Blue Truck’s Halloween : a lift-the-flap book
    Summary:Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad pick up their animal friends for a Halloween costume party and attempt to guess the identities of the dressed-up passengers, in a story complemented by interactive lift-flaps.

  • Toht, Patricia
    Pick a pumpkin
    Summary:"One of the most loved Halloween traditions is visiting a pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin! Once you bring your pumpkin home, invite your friends and family to form a carving crew and help you turn that perfect pumpkin into–a grinning, glowing jack-o’-lantern! With vibrant, joyful art and a rhythmic, read-aloud text filled with the spirit of community and the thrills of the season, here is a celebration of every fun-filled step in creating the perfect jack-o’-lantern on Halloween night!"–Book jacket.

  • Colby, Rebecca
    It’s raining bats & frogs
    Summary:"What’s a witch to do when a rainstorm threatens the Halloween Parade? Make it fun, that’s what!"–Back cover

  • Christelow, Eileen.
    Five little monkeys trick-or-treat
    Summary:When babysitter Lulu takes the five little monkeys trick-or-treating, they decide to change costumes with their friends and try to fool Lulu and their mother.

  • Montes, Marisa.
    Los gatos black on Halloween
    Summary:Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

  • Cummins, Lucy Ruth
    Summary:Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He’s as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He’s perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. There’s just one problem–Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window. As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?