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Best POPULAR CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN BOOKS: Guaranteed to Spice up Your Child's Holiday!

Books and Holidays are two things that make life exciting! For me, they give me something to look forward to! What better way to bring the holiday season alive for your child than sharing the best popular children's Halloween books with them?

Books help bring the magic of the holidays alive for children! My holiday books live in a tote in my storage closet and get rotated with the changing seasons. This way, there are new and exciting books to rotate for my daughter. This keeps the selection fresh, new, and exciting as it correlates with the holiday season.

As a former second-grade teacher turned online reading tutor and reading specialist, it's only natural that our house is full of books and lots of opportunities for my two-year-old daughter to read! Low shelves like those pictured above in her playroom are great for making books accessible and part of their daily lives. These shelves can be purchased by clicking the link below!

Seven Popular Children's Halloween Books:

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1. Room on the Broom: This book is incredibly special to me. Not only is it a great catchy story with repetition and a delightful story, but it was gifted to me at my baby shower by my grandmother. Inside the front page, it reads, "To my precious great grandaughter with Lots of love- Great Nana." We have since lost her, but I love that we can keep the Halloween traditions and our love of witches alive through this book.

2. The Night Before Halloween: This story is a fun spooky spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem, "The Night Before Christmas." Therefore, it's familiar and fun to kids. It has a cute story as the monsters in the book deal with the problem of having to face human trick-or-treaters.

3. Five Little Pumpkins: This popular rhyme takes me back to childhood! We sang it in my kindergarten classroom, and my daughter and I had so much fun reading it together and acting it out with different hand movements! It's so catchy I have caught her singing it to herself while playing with her toys. There's nothing cuter!

4. Froggy's Halloween: Kids love this book series! They are so fun to read. In this story, Froggy wonders what he should be for Halloween and tries out several different costume ideas...a vampire, a ghost, a superhero, what will he be? It's a fun way to introduce the concept of Halloween, dressing up, and picking out a costume!

5. Let's Go Trick-or-Treating!: This book has been so great for introducing the idea of Halloween and trick-or-treating to our daughter because she is too young to remember previous years. She is starting to grasp the concept because of this book! This Little Golden Book is not only inexpensive but also great for older boys and girls getting ready for Halloween because the story mentions what to expect on Halloween, how to act (only taking one candy when a bowl is left out, saying thank you) and other fun things like checking out a neighborhood haunted house.

6. There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat and...

7. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Ghost: These books are a must for every holiday! I have begun collecting the whole series because kids just love them. Who doesn't love to read a funny book and listen to their child chuckle? Also, any book that can catch my daughter's attention to the end is gold, in my opinion! These stories are silly, fun, and a great way to teach your child the concept of rhyming.

I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have over the years with my students and now in my own family as my daughter grows up! Happy Halloween and Happy Reading!!!

About the Author

Janay Neufeld is an online reading tutor and reading specialist passionate about helping children gain confidence in their reading. She has over eight years of experience helping children succeed in reading and beyond. All sessions are done online via Zoom from the comfort of your home! Click below to register for a FREE Reading Assessment and start the process of receiving weekly reading instruction catered to your child's specific needs.

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