We all know that reading to children from the tender age of birth is fundamental in the development of language skills. And sometimes we get stuck reading the same books over and over because our toddlers love repetition. This season, let’s read something fun! Here is a look at over 25 Halloween and fall books for infants and toddlers that you won’t get tired of reading again and again!
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Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Here comes Little Blue! He is picking up his farm friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps to find out who is hiding under all those masks. A must have for fans of the Little Blue Truck series!
Bizzy Bear Spooky House
This is a favorite in our house. Bizzy Bear books are more interactive than just lifting flaps. Toddlers can spin, slide, and pull different manipulatives on each page. In this one, discover all the fun surprises hiding throughout the house.
These cute little animals are having a party! In this quick read book, you will enjoy a sweet rhyme while the friends encourage you to to play along.
Fall is Here
Follow along in this adorably illustrated board book as a cat and a dog show all the things we love about fall! Pumpkin pie anyone?
Lovable little Pookie is getting ready for Halloween! But what will he be? Sandra Boynton does a wonderful job of creating silly and relatable conversations between a mommy and her indecisive toddler.
Pop up Peekaboo Pumpkin
In this fun board book, read the playful clues and then lift the flap to find who is peeking out from behind various items. The mix of photographed objects and art is a refreshing change from traditional illustrations.
Monsters at Halloween don’t have to be scary. Follow this group of monster friends as they go through the process of choosing the right pumpkin and get it and themselves ready for Halloween.
I Love You Little Pumpkin
This one has been read so much in our house, it is falling apart! Lift the flaps and peek at all the little sweeties dressed in their costumes. The best surprise awaits you at the end!
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Toddlers will love helping Duck and Goose look for a pumpkin. The repetitious ‘no’ will make them giggle and may inspire a game of hide and seek.
Sandra Boynton does it again with another Halloween hit. This time, a panicked chicken learns what makes Halloween spooky. Tip: Goofy voices will make this even more silly!
Five Little Pumpkins
This Halloween themed version of the nursery rhyme will have kids asking for more counting fun. The jack-o-lantern faces will make you smile with their toothy grins as they roll on by the pages.
“It’s time to dress up for Halloween!” Spot and his friends are getting ready for Halloween, but what will he be? A simple read for babies and toddlers.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
Read to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, follow the tiny pumpkin in his travels as he rolls along. But he is so little! How will he get back home? Young ones will recognize the tune and want to hear it thoughout the season.
Here Comes Halloween
The sweet little faces by Caroline Jayne Church are here for Halloween! Each page has something to explore. Something to touch here. Something shiny there. Your little ones will love to see what this little boy decides to dress up as.
Candy Apple Blessings
A good reminder to be thankful for the many things we experience during the fall. Not just about the fun activities, but the warm clothes we get to wear and food we get to eat. While not necessarily a faith based book, it does thank God at the end.
Night Night Pumpkin
This is a sweet little bedtime book for the fall season. An adorable little puppy says goodnight to all the fall things he sees throughout the day. He ends his night appreciating the things that mean the most to him: his mom, dad, and God.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
From the “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” series, Mouse is here to paint some pumpkins! This is a great book to visit social emotional learning with the various faces painted on the pumpkins. Happy, sad, silly, and surprised. But what else is there? This book also makes no reference to Halloween, if you are looking to avoid it.
Biscuit’s Pet and Play Halloween
Hang out with lovable Biscuit on Halloween night. Discover all the textures of costumes and decorations. No two pages feel the same. Children will love this silly puppy. Woof! Woof!
You are my Pumpkin
I don’t think I could have a book list for infants and toddlers that doesn’t include a Joyce Wan book. The thick-lined illustrations against a subtle, but fun background are super adorable and appealing to the eye. All the Halloween characters are smiley and friendly. A great intro to Halloween!
When our family visits the farm in the fall we always pick apples and pumpkins. In this Spot book, he does the same with his dad and his friend Steve. This would be a great tie in to your family visit to the farm and the deliciousness that follows.
Llama Llama Trick or Treat
A very short Llama Llama book for our youngest readers. If you plan on getting your child into the Llama Llama series, this is a great start. From picking out a costume to carving pumpkins to setting out candy – Llama Llama gets ready for Halloween with his friends.
Babies Love Halloween
Babies Love lift the flap books are amazing for infants working on fine motor skills. The pages are thick, but more importantly, the flaps are thick and built into the pages, so they won’t tear off during the exploration process. This Halloween version introduces simple rhymes and fun Halloween characters.
Spooky Spooky Little Bat
This finger puppet book with thick, sturdy pages is a great option for young Halloween fun. It is read to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle as you wiggle the bat throughout the book. There is nothing spooky about this bat!
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch
If your little ones enjoy Biscuit books, this is a good one to add to your collection. While not touch and feel like the other on the list, this book follows the silly puppy on his trip to the pumpkin patch. What kind of mischief will he get into and what or who will he find?
That’s Not My…Bat, Monster, Witch
Always popular in the Usborne collection, these three Halloween options will put a smile on your face. Turn the pages and feel your way into Halloween!
Happy fall and Halloween reading!