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BKLYN Halloween Picture Books

The Monsters' Monster
The Monsters' Monster By McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- Book - 2012 J-E MCDONNELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Grouch, Grump, and little Gloom 'n' Doom spend much of their time arguing over who is the "biggest and baddest" until they build a monster together that turns out to be very different than what they expect.

Hush, Little Monster
Hush, Little Monster By Markell, Denis Book - 2012 J-E MARKELL Available in some locations

Annotation: In this variation on a classic lullaby, a monster father promises his baby a variety of visitors, from a screeching owl to a zombie family.

Zen Ghosts
Zen Ghosts By Muth, Jon J. Book - 2010 J-E MUTH Available in some locations

Annotation:On Halloween night, Stillwater the giant panda tells Karl, Addy, and Michael a spooky and unusual story. Based on a Zen koan.

My First Ghost
My First Ghost By Miller, Margaret, 1979- Book - 2012 J-E MILLER Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides the reader with a ghost of his or her own, as well as instructions for feeding, caring for, and playing with this spectral friend.

Ghosts in the House!
Ghosts in the House! By Kohara, Kazuno Book - 2008 J-E KOHARA Available in some locations

Annotation:Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains and a tablecloth.

Five Little Pumpkins
Five Little Pumpkins Board Book - 2010 J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Five little pumpkins that are supposed to be sitting on a gate, but instead enjoy a wild and wacky Halloween.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything By Williams, Linda, 1948- Book - 1988 J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat By Landry, Leo Book - 2012 J-E LANDRY Available in some locations

Annotation:On Halloween, Oliver the ghost has a lot of work to do before the trick-or-treaters come knocking at his door--and before the spookiest guests arrive at his costume party.

Trick or Treat?
Trick or Treat? By Martin, Bill, 1916-2004 Book - 2005 J FIC MARTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:A child has a wonderful time collecting treats from the wacky neighbors until Magic Merlin decides that a trick would be more fun.

Halloween Good Night
Halloween Good Night By Cushman, Doug Book - 2010 J-E CUSHMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:On Halloween night, monsters, from hairy werewolves on the moors to scaly swamp creatures in a black lagoon, say goodnight to their mommies and daddies.

It's Halloween Night
It's Halloween Night By Cocca-Leffler, Maryann, 1958- Book - 2009 J-E COCCA-LEFFLER Available in some locations

Annotation:Kittens Rascal and Rosie go trick or treating, meet other trick-or-treaters along the way, and visit a scary house.

AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween
AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween By Kontis, Alethea Book - 2010 J-E KONTIS Available in some locations

Annotation:While putting on a Halloween pageant, the alphabet mixes things up with some spooky, and funny, results.

Little Goblins Ten
Little Goblins Ten By Jane, Pamela Book - 2011 J-E JANE Available in some locations

Annotation:Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, witches, and other scary creatures cavort in the forest on Halloween, introducing the numbers one through ten.


Halloween is great time of year to share slightly spooky stories and play peek-a-BOO! These festive, seasonal titles are sure to scare up some fun for you and your little one. (At ages two and up, children may begin to find some stories scary. If they do, save these for them when they are older.)

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