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Best Halloween Books For Kids

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Halloween Books! Check out these spooky books to get your little goblins excited for Halloween!


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Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat
$16.99; HBGUSA.com
One goes zip, two go zoom. Three witches glide from room to room. So begins this witchy counting story. Counting up from 1 to 10 and back down again, ten witches jump on a broom--and then fall off one by one. Written in pitch-perfect rhyme, and full of fun read-aloud energy that will have kids memorizing lines and clamoring to read the book again and again, this book hits the mash-up sweet spot between an important concept and Halloween fun.


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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson
$8.95; Workman.com
Meet the snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The whirling whimpus, who once laid low an entire Boy Scout troop. And the hoop snake, who can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and—alas—die. These and 17 other fearsome creatures are among the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Their stories, as narrated by one of the last surviving cryptozoologists, are best enjoyed while sitting around a campfire. If you dare.


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Fingers for Halloween by Brandt Lewis
$7.99; HBGUSA.com
Hello there! How are you this Halloween evening? I hope that you're ready to go trick-or-treating! But I am not looking for candy or gum. What I want to eat is a fat little thumb. In this spooky playtime rhyme, young readers will burst into giggles as they fit their fingers through die-cut holes and make them wiggle and squirm while a hungry little monster tries to gobble up every last bite. Parents play the part of the monster and "eat up" their laughing little ones fingers, turning the pages to make the holes disappear one by one until there are no wigglers left.

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There’s a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher
$17.99; PenguinRandomHouse.com
This inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out. That’s right. He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!


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Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler
$17.99; PenguinRandomHouse.com
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?

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This Book is Full of Monsters by Guido van Genechten
$17.95; ClavisBooks.com
This is a book full of monsters: small, smelly, yelling, creepy... monsters! So it's a book for hard core monster lovers, but also for beginners in monsterology. With shock effects! Try it yourself! Softies keep out! Conquer your deepest fears! Tremble and shiver with pleasure! Are you scared already? No? Just you wait and see?. (Includes a monstrously fun pop-up spread at the end of the book!)

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Night Animals by Gianna Marino
$8.99; PenguinRandomHouse.com
Something’s out there in the dark. First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running. “What could it possibly be?” asks Bat. “Night Animals!” the animals declare. “But you are night animals,” Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.


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Day of the Dead Mad Libs
$4.99; Penguin.com/youngreaders

This Mad Libs includes 21 original stories inspired by the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday celebrated by people worldwide.



Published: September 2017