Looking for a not-too-spooky picture book to get you in the mood for Halloween? We recommend ten picture books featuring ghosts, witches, haunted houses, and more!
The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell, Raymond McGrath
Little Ghost goes out to give someone a scare, but she can’t find her BOO! She searches high and low throughout the night. Will she ever find it?
Scaredy Snacks by Terry Border
Cheese Doodle, Pretzel, and Sprinkles go to visit their new neighbor, Dr. Nutterstein. But will they make it back alive?
Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
Gustavo the ghost wants to make friends, but he’s too shy. To meet new monsters, he invites the neighborhood to his Day of the Dead violin concert. But what if no one shows up?
She Wanted to Be Haunted by Marcus Ewert, Susie Ghahremani
Clarissa is a cute, pink house, but she wants to be scary like her dad the haunted house, or her mom the witch’s hut. Clarissa keeps trying to be haunted, but all her plans just make her cuter. Will she ever get her wish?
The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen
Ollie and her cat Pumpkin find a kitten on an autumn night. Trying to find the kitten’s home, however, Ollie loses her way. Will she ever get back to her own house and cat? Sure to delight with its cut-out illustrations and metallic accents.
Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
A young witch discovers her house is haunted. What will she do with all the ghosts? Read the book to find out! Readers will enjoy the distinctive black, white, and orange illustrations.
I Love My Fangs! by Kelly Leigh Miller
Young Dracula loves his fangs! So he’s horrified when one falls out. He does everything he can think of to put it back in. Because how can a vampire only have one fang?
The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman, Jay Fleck
A counting book with ghosts based on “The Ants Went Marching.”
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown
Jasper Rabbit loves eating carrots. Until the carrots start following him home. Will he ever be free of their menacing presence?
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown
Jasper Rabbit is a big bunny now and he has a new pair of underwear to prove it. He’s definitely not afraid of it. Not even though it glows in the dark. And definitely not because it keeps coming back, no matter what he does to get rid of it.