Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children. Trick-or-treating, candy, costumes and make-believe, even a couple pranks here and there… what child can resist? Here are three Halloween themed books that will delight your child and spark their imagination.
Based on the rhyming verse of “The Night Before Christmas,” this silly and entertaining book tells the monsters’ side of Halloween. How do the spooky and scary monsters get ready for Halloween while kids are out trick-or-treating? Adorable pictures and the undeniable rhyming structure make this a perfect bed-time book for kids obsessed with all things Halloween.
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap | Aug. 16, 1999
The Berenstain Bears are one of children literature’s favorite anthropomorphized families, featured in over 300 books. This installation in the Berenstain Bears series features Brother and Sister Bear as they prepare to go trick-or-treating on their own for the very first time. For parents preparing to allow their kids to go out on their own as they trick-or-treat, this book can help teach some invaluable lessons. First, the book reinforces some important safety messages like staying in your own neighborhood and not eating your tasty haul until your parents have inspected it. Second, it balances these warnings with a heartfelt message about how appearances can be deceiving and not judging people unkindly based on how they look.
Ages 3-87 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
This nonfiction book from the “Holidays Around the World” series uses color photographs of children from many different countries celebrating fall and Halloween to illustrate the story of the holiday and the unique ways people celebrate it in their own corners of the world. Featuring a ton of information, this book is a Halloween-time mainstay that is perfect for an inquisitive child looking to learn more about the world through a unique look at a holiday they love.
Ages 6-9 | Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books | Aug. 11, 2009
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