Favorite Halloween Stories for Younger Children

  • Bridwell, Norman.
    Clifford’s Halloween
    Summary:Clifford is an enormous red dog who dressed as a ghost last Halloween. What will his costume be this year?

  • Bunting, Eve
    Scary, scary Halloween
    Summary:A band of trick-or-treaters and a mother cat and her kittens spend a very scary Halloween.

  • Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
    Happy Halloween, Biscuit!
    Summary:The yellow puppy and the little girl find a pumpkin, try on costumes, and go trick-or-treating on his first Halloween.

  • Carlson, Nancy L.
    Harriet’s Halloween candy
    Summary:Harriet learns the hard way that sharing her Halloween candy makes her feel much better than eating it all herself.

  • Hall, Zoe
    It’s pumpkin time!
    Summary:A sister and brother plant and tend their own pumpkin patch so they will have jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

  • Hennessy, B. G.
    Corduroy’s Halloween
    Summary:Corduroy loves Halloween. Lift the flaps and share his holiday fun! Corduroy has lots to do to get ready. He visits the pumpkin patch and finds a perfect pumpkin. He goes to the store to get everything he needs for his Halloween costume. And he decorates the house and puts out treats for all the trick-or-treaters who will knock on his door. Join in the excitement of Halloween with this holiday tale perfect for even the youngest reader.

  • Hoban, Lillian.
    Arthur’s Halloween costume : story and pictures
    Summary:Arthur the chimpanzee, after worrying that his Halloween costume won’t be scary enough, wins a prize for the most original costume in the school.

  • Hubbell, Will.
    Pumpkin Jack
    Summary:In the course of one year, a jack-o-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually grows new pumpkins from its seeds.

  • Kline, Suzy.
    Horrible Harry at Halloween
    Summary:The students in Miss Mackle’s third-grade class enjoy a day of Halloween surprises, including Harry’s unusual costume.

  • London, Jonathan, 1947-
    Froggy’s Halloween
    Summary:Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he enjoys himself anyway.

  • McCully, Emily Arnold.
    The grandmas trick-or-treat
    Summary:Pip’s two grandmothers, who cannot agree on anything, take Pip and her friends trick-or-treating on Halloween.

  • 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.

  • Roberts, Bethany.
    Halloween mice!
    Summary:Mice whirling and skipping on Halloween night are threatened by an approaching cat, until they come up with a scary trick to defend themselves.

  • Schulz, Charles M.
    Happy Halloween, great pumpkin!
    Summary:Every year Linus tries to convince the Peanuts gang that the Great Pumpkin will rise up out of the pumpkin patch and bring gifts to children everywhere. Is this the year?–Cover.

  • Shaw, Nancy
    Sheep trick or treat
    Summary:When sheep dress up to go trick-or-treating at a nearby farm, their costumes scare away some wolves lurking in the woods.

  • Silverman, Erica.
    Big pumpkin
    Summary:A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.

  • Thompson, Lauren, 1962-
    Mouse’s first Halloween
    Summary:"One spooky night in the fall, Mouse creeps out and hears bats flying flit! flit! flit! and apples dropping plop! plop! plop! and children singing ‘trick or treat!’ What could it be?"

  • Watson, Wendy.
    Boo! It’s Halloween
    Summary:A family gets ready for Halloween, preparing costumes, making goodies for the school party, and carving jack-o’lanterns. Halloween jokes and rhymes are interspersed throughout the text.