From trick-or-treating to costume parties to visiting haunted house attractions, Halloween is a holiday for both the young and the young at heart. Other than perhaps Christmas, there is no holiday that children love more. Without boring or scaring them to death, here is a list of not-so-spooky books that you can read to your kids this Halloween.
In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting
As funny as it is ghostly, this book will have your kids laughing out loud as they watch skeletons jumping out of closets—and other scary creatures—in an attempt to run from the brother and sister exploring the haunted house.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
In this fun-filled story of suspense, a fearless old woman walks through the woods at night as she hears sounds and noises that would frighten everyone else.
Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
In this humorous story, a little witch, who tries unsuccessfully to act as other witches do, turns out to be more than who she seems.
What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss
For all you fans of Dr. Seuss, this is a brand new edition of an old story that originally appeared in The Sneetches and Other Stories. It features two creatures who are scared of each other. The narrator is scared of the pair of green pants until he realizes that the pants are just as scared of him!
Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
Little Baby Mummy would rather play Hide-and-Shriek than go to bed. As he searches for his mother, he runs into different creatures—none of which scare him until...
Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex
In this hilarious story, the author shows us how frighteningly similar monsters are to us. For instance, Frankenstein wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but his best man Dracula is freaking out about the garlic bread.
10 Little Monsters Visit Oregon by Rick Walton and Jess Smart Smiley
These 10 Little Monsters discover some of the most unique and interesting things about Oregon and what it has to offer. Silly, over-the-top fun, and a bit macabre, 10 Little Monsters is the perfect book for every little boy and ghoul!