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31 days of not scary, friendly Halloween books for preschool aged kiddos. If you have a sensitive little one who loves Halloween but doesn’t love the creepy side, these are for you!

31 days of friendly Halloween books for little kids! Fun and NOT spooky picture books for preschool and kindergarten read alouds. Perfect for sensitive little ones! #halloween #halloweenbooks #readaloud

31 Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool

Room on the broom

1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler

A favorite Halloween adventure for preschool kids will love to join a friendly witch and her little cat on their Halloween adventure as they make a little more room on the broom for new friends.

2. Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

A lovely story about the importance of friends when it matters most.

3. How many seeds in a pumpkin by Margaret McNamara & Brian Karas

Teach your kids how to count through the fun lessons presented in this picture book.

4. The vanishing Pumpkin by Tom Johnston

Your little one will love going on an exciting adventure to find the vanishing pumpkin!

5. Happy Halloween Little Critter by Mercer Mayer

We love Little Critter! Join him and little sis on a Halloween adventure in this sweet lift-the-flap book.

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6. The Berenstain Bears Happy Halloween by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Three fun Halloween tales will be a real treat for your little ones this October.

7. Pete the cat: Five little pumpkins by James Dean

A sing along book featuring the coolest cat on the block.

8. Have no fear Halloween is here by Tish Rabe and Tom Brannon

That loveable Cat in the Hat is back for a Halloween adventure, a little learning, and lots of fun!

9. Pinkalicious: Pink or treat by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious turns into the superhero, Pinkagirl, to save Halloween!

10. Ten timid ghosts by Jenniffer O’Connell

Count backwards from ten to one with this friendly Halloween book for beginning readers and counters.

11. From seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

Pumpkins are everywhere in the fall! Learn about how they grow from a tiny seed into a big, orange pumpkin.

12. Pumpkin cat by Anne Mortimer

Follow the journey of cat and mouse as they watch the pumpkins grow throughout the year.

13. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli

A beautifully illustrated story of a pumpkin seed who tries hard to be scary. But he must be patient. Little seeds grow into big pumpkins in time.

14. The Halloween kid by Rhode Montijo

A masked hero and his steed save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper-tossing mummies and vampires.

15. How big could your pumpkin grow by Wendell Minor

A contest held each year to see how big pumpkins grow reveals some really fun and interesting facts.

16. Splat the cat and pumpkin picking plan by Catherine Hapka

Funny cat, Splat, is determined to buy the biggest pumpkin ever but is faced with the challenge of taking it home.

17. Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson

You’ll love this fun, musical rhyming book, but can the skeleton make its way to the Halloween party without breaking apart?

18. Marley and the runway pumpkin by John Grogan

Marley’s family is looking forward for the pumpkin to win the fair but Marley sends the pumpkin on a wild ride on that day!

19. Biscuit visits the Pumpkin patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Join your sweet friend, Biscuit, as he visits the pumpkin patch and finds some special surprises!

20. The Spooky wheels on the bus by Elizabeth Mills

This story is about a haunted Halloween bus that your little one will love singing all about.

21. Berenstain bears, Trick or treat by Jan & Stan Berenstain

Join the Bear family for a Halloween celebration with a few surprises along the way!

22. One, two…Boo! By Kristen L. Depken

Help the little trick-or-treaters find their way through a spooky house with this adorable lift-the-flap book. 

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23. The itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry

Sing along with this nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween.

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24. Llama llama trick or treat by Anna Dewdney

We love all the stories of little llama! Follow him and his friends on their Halloween adventure.

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25. Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton

Silly little Pookie can’t seem to find the right costume for Halloween. Maybe your little one can help.

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26. Goodnight goon: A petrifying parody by Michael Rex

Introduce the spooky monsters and aliens with a hilarious take on your favorite bedtime story.

27. Corduroy’s best Halloween ever! by Don Freeman

Corduroy is excited that Halloween is here. There will be a party but what will he wear?

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28. Fancy Nancy candy Bonanza by Jane O’Connor

Learn some fancy new words as you find out if there is such a thing as too much candy!

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29. How to catch a monster by Adam Wallace

Have a laugh as you watch a young ninja set out to catch the monster that has been bothering him.

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30. Its pumpkin day, Mouse! By Laura Numeroff

As Mouse decorates pumpkins in the fall, he realizes that one is missing. Where could it have gone?

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31. The little old lady who was not afraid of anything by Linda Williams

Perfect for a read aloud with your little one. What could ever make the little lady who was not afraid of anything become so scared?

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