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Spooky books for toddlers to read over Halloween.

So last week I did a post about good books to read over halloween for adults and I thought this week it would be a good idea to go through some spooky books for toddlers to read over Halloween. I think bedtime stories and reading with kids is such an important thing so I wanted to give you some ideas, especially with kids not being able to go trick n treating this year.

Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

So what’s it about?

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?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

And why I think you should read it. 

I love Donaldson and Scheddler’s work no matter what it is so flipping through this book is such a joy and on top of that the story is just so interesting, I think it’ll definitely hold a child’s attention. 


by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

So what’s it about?

In this, the first ever Funnybones book of all, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read – these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort!

And why I think you should read it.

I have such fond memories of this book from when I was a child and for all it’s an older book series I think it’s one that will still get kids so excited. Even if you’re not reading this over Halloween you should definitely add it to your library. 

Winnie the Witch

by Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul (Illustrator)

So what’s it about?

Winnie lived in her black house with her cat, Wilbur. He was black too. And that is how the trouble began. Everything in Winnies house is black – the carpet, the chairs, the bed and the sheets, the pictures on the walls, and even the bathtub! And of course her cat, Wilbur, is black too – all except for his bright-green eyes. Whenever poor Wilbur closes his eyes and tries to take a catnap, Winnie stumbles right over him. Or accidentally sits on top of him. Until one day, when Winnie gets a brilliant idea. What if Wilbur were a different color?

And why I think you should read it.

This is another book I have such fond memories about! It’s funny and light hatred with just the right amount of mischief to be had. 

Monster Party!

by Annie Bach

So what’s it about?

Monster’s invited—and monster’s delighted! Come and join the monster bash. There’s spinning and pinning, high-fiving and jiving, and munching, crunching, and buggy-food lunching. But when it all ends, Monster must leave his fun-loving friends. There’s crying and sighing—until Monster discovers a happy surprise waiting for him at home.

And why I think you should read it.

The story sounds so interesting and the illustration style is really nicely done. I can see this becoming an instant fav with kids. 

Spooky Pookie

by Sandra Boynton

So what’s it about?

It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo

And why I think you should read it.

When I was looking for recommendations for this list this book kept popping up everywhere so it seems to be a fan favorite and really popular with kids! 

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