Family Halloween Books

It’s no surprise around here that I love holidays and the traditions they bring. We’ve started a lot of different traditions in our house, but one of my favorites is the seasonal books that I bring out for each major holiday. I remember my mom doing the same thing when I was growing up and I couldn’t WAIT until she’d set them out so I could read my favorites. They only came out during that specific holiday so they because special and really brought the holiday spirit to life in our house. Now that I’m an adult, it was a no brainer that I’d start this tradition at our house too! This month, it’s all about halloween and our favorite family halloween books!

I store the books in a big witches cauldron that I set out near our fireplace and each year we add a new title to the collection. Picking out a new book is always sooo hard to do (there are too many good ones out there!), but also soooo much fun!

These family halloween books are all kid friendly and easy reads, which make them perfect to use as a story before bed, quiet time, or just something fun to read together as a family.

Here are some of our favorites!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Brains – Not exactly a Halloween tale, but the characters fit in perfectly for this time of year. Follow along with a zombie who loves sticky peanut butter and sweet jelly and tries to get his friends to try something other than brains.

Room on the Broom – A fun rhyming story about a friendly witch who starts her travels with one friend, but ends up making several more friends along the way.

I’m Not Scared of Halloween – Such a great book with a great plot and fun illustrations. I love the sentiments it mentions about holidays that are special because of the time we get to spend with loved ones.

The Halloween Tree – A fun story about a grumpy, old tree who doesn’t want to be a Christmas Tree. He doesn’t like lights, decorations, or people and is determined to be different.

Fright Club – A great story about differences and not excluding people based on appearances. Illustrations are spooky, but not scary. Fun read!

The Hallo-Wiener – From the author of “Dog Man” and “Captain Underpants” comes this hilarious tale that all ages will love. Great lessons about bullying and teasing!

Pick a Pumpkin – I love the illustrations in this book that follows the process of turning pumpkins into Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. Also happens to be my ideal way to spend a Fall day. Ha.

Little Boo – A fun little read about learning to be patient and growing up. The story is a favorite, but the illustrations are all a stand out!

Bone Soup – If you love ghouls and ghosts and great pictures as much as we do, then you’ll want to pick this one up. A story about how one bone can create an entire pot of soup!

Halloween Hustle – You can almost sing along to this rhyming story that’s full of cute illustrations and creative storyline.

Bonaparte Falls Apart – A cute story about friendship, building confidence, and overcoming fear.

Pumpkin Jack – Learn all about the life cycle of a pumpkin throughout this cute story of a boy who named his pumpkin ‘Jack.’ Could even turn the book into your own science project too!

Moldilocks and the Three Scares – A halloween spoof of a classic tale, full of puns and clever word play. We also love the surprise ending!

Stumpkin – I love this story about a pumpkin who’s different. Love the illustrations and fun ending too!

I hope these family halloween books bring a little more Halloween spirit into your house like they do ours!

If you’re looking for a few spooky adult reads for the month, these are my picks!

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