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Trick or Read!! 13 Great Halloween Books for Kids

trick or read - 13 books for halloweenEvery Saturday morning, after the groceries are loaded in the car, my son and I head across the parking lot to the library to load up our bag with another batch of nighttime stories.

I will look for Oliver Jeffers books to toss in the bag, he’ll look for Chico Bon Bon.

However, with the arrival of October, our library (like yours, no doubt) has moved a pile of spooky books to the front.

Here’s a list of 13 kid friendly Halloween books to celebrate the spooky season. Add your favorites we should check out from the library in the comments.

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  • Room on ohe Broom – Donaldson / Scheffler 1 of 13
    Room on ohe Broom - Donaldson / Scheffler
    The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends?

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  • Can You See What I See – Wick 2 of 13
    Can You See What I See - Wick
    Co-creator of the popular I SPY series, Walter Wick is at it again. Mr. Wick dazzles the senses with spooky scenes that achieve new levels of aesthetic excellence! This book offers readers lots of search and find fun as they peer through pages and pages of brilliant photographic compositions looking for fascinating toys and objects.

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  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin – McNamara / Karas 3 of 13
    How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin - McNamara / Karas
    Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment.

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  • Bats at the Library – Lies 4 of 13
    Bats at the Library - Lies
    Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it's time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time.

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  • Wheres My Mummy – Crimi 5 of 13
    Wheres My Mummy - Crimi
    Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings.

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  • Little Old Lady Not Afraid of Anything – Williams / Lloyd 6 of 13
    Little Old Lady Not Afraid of Anything - Williams / Lloyd
    0nce upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

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  • Skeleton Hiccups – Cuyler 7 of 13
    Skeleton Hiccups - Cuyler
    What's the best way to help a skeleton get over his hiccups?

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  • Goodnight Goon – Rex 8 of 13
    Goodnight Goon - Rex
    It's bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.

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  • Jerry Seinfeld Halloween – Seinfeld / Bennett 9 of 13
    Jerry Seinfeld Halloween - Seinfeld  / Bennett
    So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!"

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  • I Like Pumpkins – Smath 10 of 13
    I Like Pumpkins - Smath
    I Like Pumpkins introduces a variety of pumpkins.

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  • Poultrygeist – Auch / Auch 11 of 13
    Poultrygeist - Auch / Auch
    On Halloween night, two rowdy young roosters encounter a "poultrygeist" in the barn.

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  • The Halloween Kid – Montijo 12 of 13
    The Halloween Kid - Montijo
    No siree, Halloween won't be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid's around. With a rootin' tootin' Halloween monster—shootin' text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old.

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  • Harry Potter Series – Rowling 13 of 13
    Harry Potter Series - Rowling
    What a great introduction to long form chapter books to read before nighttime. My wife saved her original books for the past 6 years for this exact reason. Our boys are still a little young, but we'll be bringing them out soon.

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