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Halloween Books for Children 7 & Under

Get into the Halloween spirit with your younger kids by reading fun and silly Halloween stories together. Each of these books comes recommended by other parents, schools, and literary publications specifically for kids ages 7 and under.

It’s no secret that reading with your kids is one of the best things you can do for their early education. Take time to read together with your son or daughter before Halloween is here.

by Samantha Berger
1-6 years

“The most important learning to read period for any child is 2 through to 7 years old, a key part of this is developing verbal skills through hearing spoken language from birth (crucial brain pathway development occurs during the period 0 to 7 years).” –

"Will the creature ever turn from "MEHHRRRR!" to merry? Youngsters will roar along with Crankenstein through this silly and sympathetic story of grumpy-grouchies." – the School Library Journal

Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween?
by Jerry Pallotta
Pre-K-3rd grades

Three Little Ghosties
by Pippa Goodhart
K-2nd grades

“My kids loved the rhyming words in this book and the artwork is engaging. Of course, there's a "surprise" ending, sure to make kids unafraid of ghosties, witches and beasties.” – Parent Review,

The Monsters’ Monster
by Patrick McDonnell
3-6 years

"The story charms, but it is the overall thoughtful design that makes this a frightfully amazing book to read. Make time to share with young monsters everywhere." -Kirkus Reviews

The Mosters’ Monster is a New York TimesBestseller, an Indiebound Bestseller, a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver Winner, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012

Ghost in the House
by Ammi-Joan Paquette
3-7 years

“One child I read this to actually squealed and clapper her hands in anticipation at some of the page-turns — can you ask for a better endorsement than that?” – Biblio Links review

Filbert the Good Little Fiend
by Hiawyn Oram
(a fiend who refuses to be bad)
3-7 years

Pop-Up Novelty Books

I’m Looking for a Monster!
by Timothy Young
3-7 years

Little Monsters
by Jan Peinkowski
3-7 years

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