Whoa! The Halloween month has come with some spooky but double the fun themes this year. From the candies to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled festival, especially for kids. So enhance the Halloween spirit in your kids with some not too scary picture books, stories of Monsters and many more interesting tales. They are not too frightening and mostly on the funny side, which makes them a great choice for children and elders too.

What Was I Scared Of?


Glow in the dark woods, a man spied into them and found a pair of empty pale green trousers standing with nobody inside them. What’s a pair of empty green pants doing standing by itself in the woods? wherever he goes, he’s haunted by the spooky empty pants. Read this interesting narrative by Dr.Seuss to enjoy a spooky surprise in the darkness.

Suitable for: 3 – 6. 
Author Name: Dr.Seuss. 
Publication: Random House Books.

Monsters, Inc. Little Golden Book


Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan the two great monsters, and the rest of the monsters at Monsters, Inc. were in a big surprise when a little girl enters their world! What happened to the baby girl? Did the monsters trouble her? Or she troubled everyone there? Read this full-color Little Golden Book which re-tells the hilarious, heartwarming story of the Disney/Pixar blockbuster movie Monsters, Inc.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: RH Disney.
Publication: Disney.

Spooky Hayride


Do ghosts exist? Or it’s all an assumption? Two brothers go on a hayride to find the same. This funny, scholastic book spooky hayride is a nice read for children who love mysteries and ghost stories. Scholastic books are actually the best option to start the self-reading habit amongst kids. Do give them a try.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Brian James.
Publication: Bryan Langdo.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything


Once upon a time, there was an old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, near her cottage, the little old lady heard clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.  And the old lady who was not afraid of anything got scared for the first time in her life. This timeless Halloween story is a perfect read aloud for kids.

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Linda Williams.
Publication: HarperCollins Publishers.

Mouse’s First Halloween


A little Mouse first experience of Halloween festival. On a spooky fall night he hears sounds of bats flying, leaves falling, and kids singing, “Trick or Treat!” What does this mean? A great book with an amazing twist to share with your little ones!

Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Lauren Thompson.
Publication: Little Simon.

Do give these books a try this Halloween, but as I always say, these are some of the books that the mommy me enjoyed reading with her little one. It may happen that your junior won’t like some or all the books from this list and that’s perfectly fine. Every child has his/her own preferences, let’s just respect their choices and read them what they want.

Books to read this Halloween

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