I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite Halloween-themed books. Considering how we decorate our house (which you can see here), of course we have favorite Halloween books. Thanks to their dad, my girls do have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to scary things.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
We LOVE Julia Donaldson! We’ve enjoyed every book we’ve read by her (The Gruffalo books and A Gold Star for Zog are two of our all-time favorites). If you enjoy Donaldson’s creativity, repetitive text, and lyrical rhyming, Room on the Broom won’t let you down. In it a witch loses her hat, bow, and wand and then meets a dog, parrot, and frog who help her find her items. In exchange she gives them a ride on her broom and together they learn about friendship and teamwork. And a dragon even makes an appearance! What more do you want?
Zombelina by Kristyn Crow
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
This is a parody of Goodnight Moon and a welcome break if you are tired of reading the original (like I am). It is a bit scarier than some of the other books on our list. But if your kids are older or not too sensitive, the pictures and the text are hilarious. It follows the exact same format and rhythm as the original just this time a goon, witch, monsters, and a werewolf are involved.
Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
The girls picked this one out. I’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite but my daughters LOVE it! I think it’s the repetitive text (what little one doesn’t like repetition?). They also think it’s funny that Little Baby Mummy who is playing hide & seek with Big Mama Mummy is not scared of the monsters but is scared of a little mouse (oops, spoiler alert). The monsters are shown in very friendly ways so the book is just the right level of scary and funny for toddlers and preschoolers without being too much.