Reading fun Halloween books for babies is a wonderful way to bond with your tiny tot, encourage a strong vocabulary and get even the littlest ones excited about the season. While babies and young toddlers can’t really grasp the full concepts of what you’re reading to them, they certainly love picture books and pop-up books. Even if they don’t understand the words, making a habit of reading to your children sets them up for a life-long love of books. Here are 5 of the best Halloween books for babies and toddlers.
Halloween Books for Babies and Toddlers
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Winnie the Pooh’s Halloween Pumpkin
Winnie the Pooh’s Halloween Pumpkin was published in 2013 and written by Catherine Hapka. It is the tale of Winnie the Pooh, who is walking through Hundred-Acre Woods and comes across a huge pumpkin. Pooh and his friends devise a cool plan for the pumpkin.
My First Halloween
My First Halloween is a board book, published in 2012 and written by Nicole Pearson. It introduces little ones to the world of Halloween by showcasing a cute black cat, yummy Halloween treats and creative Halloween costumes.
One Hungry Monster
One Hungry Monster is a board book, published in 2001 and written by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe, with illustrations by Lynn Munsinger. It is the story of a little boy who is trying to go to bed, but he is busy trying to control 10 hungry monsters. Publishers Weekly said, “O’Keefe’s verse abounds with carefree, playful imagery while Munsinger’s monsters are suitably pudgy and wide-eyed. They perfectly convey their imposing, excessive indulgences.”
Happy Sparkling Halloween
Happy Sparkling Halloween was published in 2010 and written by Elizabeth Spurr. It is the tale of all things Halloween and all things spooky, but in a fun and creative way. It tells the story of a little one and his mother, who dress up in costumes and decorate the house for Halloween. Little ones will be introduced to lighted lanterns, shiny spider webs and so much more.
Halloween Bugs was published in 2003 and written by David A. Carter. It is a pop-up book that features spooky doors and a surprise hiding behind each door. Publishers Weekly said, “Readers lift flaps to trick-or-treat at a series of doors, from dusty and rusty to magical, all of which conceal inventively engineered insects. The finale features a pop-up graveyard with headstones bidding farewell to the likes of Mosquito Joe who tried to nibble my big toe.
Babies and toddlers will absolutely love all the fun pictures and pop-ups in these Halloween books. My personal favorite is the Winnie the Pooh book!