Thursday, October 13, 2016

Favorite Toddler Halloween Books

As a librarian I have an extra special love of books that I want to pass on to Jack. I want him to be exposed to many different books and enjoy different versions of characters that he loves. I know how important it is for kids to make connections. For example, he knows when he sees Pete the Cat that he can expect similar phrasing and illustrations. I want him to be able to know that we are reading a counting or rhyming book. What I really enjoy is holiday themed books.

For Halloween I purchased five new books. Jack loves for me to read to him. He enjoys hearing the same book over and over. Yes, it can get a little annoying but I have been very intentional about never saying no to reading a book even if I just read it.

I store books in a book bin in the living room, have a few on the nightstand, and some on a shelf in our bedroom. Currently, I'm not storing certain books until that holiday comes around. Once we get moved into our own house I'll be able to store and rotate books easier. I put all the Halloween books in one area so they are easy to grab. Plus, they make great holiday decor. Once Halloween is over they will go into the book bin so they are "put away" yet still available. I have no problem reading a Halloween book in December.

I want to share with you our new favorite Halloween books.

Jack loves all the Little Blue Truck books and this one is super cute. He likes making the animal sounds and the beep beep sound for me. It also has flaps that add a little extra fun to the reading experience. 

Jack also love Pete the Cat. I'm not as impressed with this one as I am with the others (my favorite Pete the Cat book is Four Groovy Buttons) but it is a counting book and a Pete the Cat book so Jack loves it.

This is another counting book. It is very cute and not long. Jack enjoys counting the pumpkins on each page.

Jack loved "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" so this one I was super excited about. This one is his favorite. It is another book with lots of sounds so there is room for you to be very animated.

I love all the "There Was An...Who Swallowed" books so I originally purchased this one because I knew it would be cute and be fun to read. As each page continues there are more words but Jack likes to finish the sentences.  With each added swallowed thing it says "open wider" and Jack likes saying that part and opening his mouth wide.

What is your toddler's favorite Halloween book? 


  1. Jack is so lucky to have you for a mom!! Thanks for sharing your favorites - we don't have any of them! I've got to keep these in mind to add to our library ASAP :)

  2. We're big Pete the Cat fans over here, too! I love rotating seasonal books in, especially during Halloween & Christmas! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  3. Such great picks. I'm going to request a few from the library as we haven't heard of many of these.


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