Halloween Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

Here are some children’s books to share about Halloween with children. Click here to see our recipe for candied apples. Click here for our ghost cookie recipe and our meatball bug recipe for Halloween. Click here to see how to make some Halloween decorations.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
By Linda D. Williams
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams includes some fun opportunities for noise making and getting the kids to interact with the story, which is a huge part of its charm for ages three and up.

Pumpkin Jack
By Will Hubbell
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell is a great story about a boys love of his Jack O’Lantern that is also a lesson in the pumpkins and the seasons. A perfect story for the child who hates to say goodbye to their Jack O-Lanterns every November 1st…

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
By Joe Troiano

I love books that come with a CD and so do children. Spookley the square pumpkin is different. He delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween and every day of the year. A story about how good being different can be. And the imaginative end — a patch filled with all sorts of oddly shaped and colorful pumpkins — will thoroughly delight kids!

By Jerry Seinfled

In his first picture book, comedian Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on Halloween, from Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick-or-treat candy. Seinfeld’s tale resonates with vivid experiences of a night every kid loves. I think all nannies will love this book.

Too Many Pumpkins
By Linda White

Because she had to eat too many pumpkins when she was a child and money was scarce, Rebecca Estelle grew up hating them. As an adult, she never ate or planted them. One fall, a big surprise, too many pumpkins in her own garden, made her change her mind.

Celebrate Halloween with Pumpkins, Costumes, and Candy
By Deborah Heiligman

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Halloween is part of National Geographic’s Holidays Around the World series of nonfiction books. The book uses color photographs of children celebrating fall and Halloween in several different countries to illustrate the story of Halloween, its history and celebration. An afterword provides directions for a Halloween game, information about The Day of the Dead, a recipe for a Spooky Graveyard cake, a glossary, a map showing where the photographs were taken, a one-page essay by scholar Jack Santino about Halloween, and recommended books and web sites for readers eager to learn more about Halloween.

Stop by next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs.

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