Get in the mood for ghosts, goblins, pumpkins and pies. Kids will have frightfully good time with these not-too-spooky reads…

Books for Infants

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid by Drew Daywalt. This heartfelt story describes an unexpected friendship. A lonely boy wishes upon a star and the luminous star makes a wish back -for a friend.
  • Spookie Pookie by Sandra Boynton. Renowned children’s author and songwriter Sandra Boynton does it again. Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing to wear. Can mom pig help her little porker pick out the perfect Halloween look?

Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

  • Monster Mess by Margery Cuyler. Imagine a monster who doesn’t scare people or hide under the bed but rather cleans up messes when the kids go sleep? Kids (and their caregivers) will love this silly story.
  • The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad and the Spooky. by Jory John. Bad Seed loves Halloween, but he doesn’t have the perfect costume. Will he postpone Halloween for all his friends? Or will this be a big mistake?

Books for Elementary Schoolers

  • Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur. A powerful magical family is chasing two twins who have missed the magic school bus. Can they save their kingdom in time?
  • Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler. A skeleton is falling to pieces and needs help pulling himself together. Luckily, his “bone-a-fide” friends Franky Stein, Black Widow and Mummicula all work together to help him.

Books for Tweens

  • The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz. Clementine’s father, the Dark Lord, is losing his magic. Can Clementine  carry out the Council of Evil Overlord’s dastardly deeds without his help? With wordplay, alternating perspectives and humor, this fantasy book book examines forgiveness, friendship and finding one’s true path.
  • School of Phantoms by Kory Merritt. Trapped in the school from bad weather… Evil lurking everywhere… Students and some supernatural friends must band together to defeat this monster in this spooky novel.

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