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Top 14 Halloween Picture Books

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I have a soft spot in my heart and wallet for picture books. I own a lot. I love reading them with my children and Halloween is no exception. This article is a compilation of my 14 favorite Halloween Picture Books.

Top 14 Halloween Picture Books

Room on the Broom

This fun story is about a witch who loses things as she flies. As she retrieves her missing items, she gains a new companion with each stop.

Skeleton Hiccups

This skeleton has the hiccups. He uses every strategy he can think of to get rid of them. He is finally able to with the help of a friend.

The Witch Next Door

This book has been one of my absolute favorite books since my own childhood. It is about a kind witch who, although different from everyone in her neighborhood, befriends some children and uses her magic to help others.

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

This book is a Halloween-themed variation on There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The old lady swallows various Halloween creatures throughout the story. CLICK HERE to see my article with free Halloween activities to go with this book.

The Night Before Halloween

Another variation on a popular story (viz., ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas), this book is about Halloween parties and Trick-or-Treating.

The Hallo-Wiener

The Hallo-wiener is about a dog named, “Oscar.” Oscar looks a little different than other dogs and is teased. Oscar is able to save his friends on Halloween due to his differences and ends up appreciating them.

Woo! The Not-so-Scary Ghost

This little ghost is not scary as he wants to be. Through his adventures, he finds his courage and is able to scare a dog in his way.

Five Spooky Ghosts Playing Tricks at School

This variation of Five Little Monkeys is about ghosts who get in trouble for playing tricks at school. The teacher has to call various family members who restrict the ghosts from their tricks.

Big Pumpkin

The witch has difficulty removing the large pumpkin from her garden. Her friends come to help. After working together, they are able to enjoy a pumpkin treat on Halloween.

Wee Witches Halloween

The little witches must go to school to learn how to be good witches. On Halloween, they go out to try and scare children without much luck.

We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt

In this fun book, a couple of children go on a ghost hunt on Halloween. They find their ghost and run back home.

Say Boo!

This little ghost can’t say “Boo.” Through his adventures, he says different animal sounds until he finally says, “Boo!”

The Little Old Lady Who was not Afraid of Anything

The Old Lady comes across creepy articles of clothing and a pumpkin head on her walk home. She isn’t afraid and puts them to good use at the end of the story.

The Runaway Pumpkin

Some children find a huge pumpkin on Halloween. It gets away from them, but all turns out well in the end with a jack-o’-lantern and yummy pumpkin treats.

Educational Uses for Halloween Picture Books

Holiday Picture books can be used as readers for children and for older students who may struggle with fluency and comprehension as a fun way to practice these skills. CLICK HERE to read about methods that can be used to improve reading fluency. CLICK HERE to read more about strategies and methods to improve reading comprehension.

Conclusion on Halloween Picture Books

I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I do. Watch for free activities to go with several of these Halloween books over the course of the next month.

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