40 Fabulous Family-Friendly Halloween Picture Books

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40 Fabulous Family-Friendly Halloween Picture Books

The Legend of Spookley the Square PumpkinA very unique pumpkin delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that's just right for Halloween...and every day of the year. Plus, the book comes with a FREE CD that features the famous Bobby "Boris" Pickett (of "Monster Mash" fame) reading the story and singing songs--including one from the upcoming Spookley film!

Go Away, Big Green Monster! Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!

Skeleton Hiccups: What's the best way to help a skeleton get over his hiccups?

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything: Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! (Splat the Cat): It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary.

T. Rex Trick-or-Treats: Join T. Rex and his friends as they try to find the perfect scary costume for Halloween trick-or-treating. Is it a bat? Or a cat? Or maybe a jack-o'-lantern? Or maybe T. Rex should just wear his big, toothy grin.

The 13 Nights of Halloween: On the first night of Halloween, what does your mummy give you? A bright, shiny Skeleton Key, of course! In fact, for each of the thirteen nights leading up to the big night, your mummy is ready with gifts that include everything from singing skulls to demons dancing to icky eyeballs. The spookier and slimier, the better!

Disney Scary Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections): The perfect treat for Halloween, the second edition of this spook-tacular storybook is sure to delight. Beloved favorites such as Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan as well as popular new characters from Cars, Toy Story, and Finding Nemo encounter everything from ghosts to haunted houses! With 19 scary stories and beautiful gilded pages, this is a great gift for boys and girls.

Say Boo! Little ghost Ben can say "Whoo," and he can say "Moo," but he can't say "Boo!" And soon it will be Halloween! Lynda Graham-Barber and Caldecott Honor Winner Barbara Lehman tell a funny and encouraging story — complete with highlighted sound words — for young trick-or-treaters.

Five Little Pumpkins: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late."Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again.

The Hallo-wiener: Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero.

OLIVIA and the Haunted Hotel: Olivia and her friends decide to play "hotel" in this story. Ian keeps insisting that the hotel is haunted, and everyone knows he's joking... but what if he's not? What if the hotel really is haunted?

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat: As Brother and Sister Bear don their costumes to go trick-or-treating by themselves for the first time, they plan to avoid Miz McGrizz's spooky home. But during their Halloween outing, the cubs discover that appearances can be deceiving.

10 Trick-or-Treaters: Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy.

Shake Dem Halloween Bones: It's Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up - and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L'il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come together for a rapping, stomping, shaking Halloween romp.

Haunted Party: This humorous, rhyming book invites readers to count eerie party guests (110) as they arrive at the haunted house of the ghost. When the partygoers are frightened by a group of young trick-ortreaters, readers count backwards as the guests depart. A surprise ending offers a delightfully spooky twist.

The Halloween Kid: No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk: Papa Bear loves Halloween, so he's thrilled when he's put in charge of the Bear Country School's Ghost Walk. He has everything he needs to make it a really spooky night -- cobwebs, jack-o'-lanterns, and monsters, such as Frankenbear and Grizzula. But will Papa Bear learn the hard way that one bear's fun is another bear's nightmare? Boo!

Pumpkin Eye: A Halloween story with just the right amount of spookiness for preschoolers. 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. Award-winning author/artist Denise Fleming turns her talents to every child’s favorite holiday.

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