Halloween Favorites for Children

Our Children’s Department staff have put together a list of their favorite Halloween books for your young ones!


Molly Walker, children’s services programmer, recommends:
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

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Cold Spring

Arden Mae, children’s services librarian, recommends:
Trick or Treat on My Street by J.L. Coppage

Head down the block with a group of kids as they get ready to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night! This cute, fun board book features tabs so you can flip right to your favorite monster, hero or creature. With bright, fun illustrations and bouncy, rhyming text, Trick or Treat on My Street is perfect for little monsters everywhere!

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Brittany Parr, children’s services programmer, recommends:
Halloween by Harry Behn

An illustrated poem that describes some of the spooky events that occur on Halloween. Haunting illustrations of three trick-or-treaters capture the spooky, spine-tingling thrill of this magical night.

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Carrico/Fort Thomas

Jennifer Gooch, children’s services librarian, recommends:
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley 

Featuring die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed, Go Away Big Green Monster is designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.

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Joyce Emery, children’s services programmer, recommends:
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming

It’s Halloween night! The rising moon lights the way for trick-or-treaters and sets the mood for a spooky celebration where imagination rules. Simple rhymes describe the sights, sounds and smells of Halloween.

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Nina Frondorf, children’s services librarian, recommends:
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around. Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by–until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

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Jessi Holloway, children’s services programmer, recommends:
Fright Club by Ethan Long

As the monsters of the Fright Club prepare to scare children on Halloween, an adorable little bunny tries to join the club.

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Outreach Services

Carol Freytag, outreach services coordinator, recommends:
What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt

The contents of the witch’s kitchen are hidden by flaps that can be opened either to the left or right to reveal pop-up illustrations that are either a delight or a nasty fright.

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Stacey Venneman, early literacy librarian, recommends:
There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

This title encourages the reader to shake, tilt and wiggle the book to remove the little monster inside. But once it is out, another problem arises.

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