Halloween Picture Book Picks


Here are some adorable and funny Halloween picture books. The illustrations are fun, bold, and might add some brightness to your day! Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone!!

Monsters Love Colors
by Mike Austin

Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle?!

Why? Because monsters love to make new colors!

Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wild and energetic picture book. Mixing and discovering color has never been so much fun! Sure to spark the imaginative artist in everyone.


Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson, Axel 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?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?


Skeleton Hiccups
by Margery Cuyler, S. D. Schindler

With a bad case of the hiccups, Skeleton found that his everyday tasks, from brushing his teeth to polishing his bones, were far more difficult to accomplish. He tried every possibility to rid himself of the hiccups. His friend, Ghost also had some suggestions, but nothing seemed to work. Then, Ghost had a bright idea…


Bonaparte Falls Apart
by Margery Cuyler, Will Terry

Bonaparte is having a tough time. It’s hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can’t keep hold of himself.
When he plays catch, his throwing arm literally takes a flyer. Eating lunch can be a real jaw-dropping occasion. How can he start school when he has so many screws loose?
Luckily, Bonaparte hit the bone-anza when it came to his friends. Franky Stein, Black Widow, and Mummicula all have some boneheaded ideas to help pull him together. But will it be enough to boost his confidence and get him ready for the first day of school?


How to Make Friends with a Ghost
by Rebecca Green

What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren’t looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you’ll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you.

A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green’s debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.


The Scariest Book Ever
by Bob Shea

Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it’s–picking pumpkins with its friends, you say? Actually, despite the ghost’s scare-mongering, none of the animal characters in the illustrations seem scary at all. . . . What’s up with that? Many delights, such as surprises after the page turn, an alarmist narrator, and punch lines to anticipate make this book a scream for both kids and parents.

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