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5 Fun Halloween Books to Read with Your Kids


Halloween is just around the corner. If you're looking for a spooky fun tale for storytime, look no further! Here are five books you and your kids will enjoy this year!


The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen

Beloved author-illustrator Nicola Killen tells a story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home. With limited color illustrations accented with orange foil and interactive die cut pages, The Little Kitten is sure to captivate!


Ollie and her cat Pumpkin are out frolicking on a beautiful fall day when they come upon a tiny kitten shivering in a pile of fallen leaves. Ollie warms the kitten up and the three become fast friends, but when Ollie sees “Lost Kitten” posters hanging on the trees in the forest, she knows she has to help her new friend get home. As Halloween draws nearer, magic is afoot, and Ollie’s good deed is rewarded in an unexpected way.


MSRP: $16.99


Luke and Lottie. It's Halloween! by Ruth Wielockx

Brave ghosts and witches (ages 3 and up) will enjoy this cheerful and simple story about Halloween. Luke and Lottie are looking forward to all the fun. They make tasty snacks with Mom and scoop out a jack-o'-lantern with Dad. Then it's time to dress up and go trick-or-treating. Come along with Luke and Lottie for a night of Halloween celebration!


MSRP: $17.95


Pete the Cat's Happy Halloween by Kimberly & James Dean

In this sturdy tabbed board book, Pete the Cat is almost ready for the Halloween parade. But first, he has to gather all of his friends!


Perfect for young Pete the Cat fans, this Halloween tabbed board book is sure to be a spook-tacular hit. Treat your little pumpkin to some Pete the Cat Halloween fun!


MSRP: $8.99


Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

This hilarious tale from A Click, Clack Book series is now available as an oversized lap edition board book! Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.


But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats.


There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!


MSRP: $12.99


This Book is Full of Monsters by Guido Van Genechten

This is a book full of monsters: small, smelly, yelling, creepy... monsters! So it's a book for hard core monster lovers, but also for beginners in monsterology. With shock effects! Try it yourself! Softies keep out! Conquer your deepest fears! Tremble and shiver with pleasure! Are you scared already? No? Just you wait and see?. (Includes a monstrously fun pop-up spread at the end of the book!). This book is perfect for Halloween storytime.


MSRP: $17.95


Find more Halloween favorites in this month's Children's Bookshelf by Jane Manners from the Pequot Library.



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