I love sharing books with my kids, snuggling down and sharing a story has to be one of the nicest bits of parenting, right? Finding books that interest your child is really important if you want them to love books as much as you do and my kids have always loved a book with a theme!
With Halloween on the way I thought I’d share some Halloween books for kids but as Crafts on Sea often has stuff for younger kids rather than teenagers I thought some not so spooky Halloween books might be in order, after all no one wants the fun of sharing a book together ruined by your child being scared by it, or ending up having a nightmare.
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If your children love Halloween then of course some crafting is always something you’ll find recommended on here and you can find some of our most popular (and non-scary!) Halloween crafts listed at the end of this post. I’ve also written a book of Halloween Crafts for Kids full of easy ideas that you might want to check out too!
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Not Too Spooky Halloween Books for Kids
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry
If You’re Spooky and You Know It by Ali Fronsis
Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle
Brave Little Camper Saves Halloween by Rosa Von Feder
Sweet Dreams, Little Monster by Caroline Bennett
At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman
Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever by Don Freeman
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills
Lift-the-Flap Tab: Spooky House by Roger Priddy
Ghost in the House: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Ammi-Joan Paquette
How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green
Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by James Dean
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain
When the Clock Strikes on Halloween by Lisa Ferland
Not Too Spooky Halloween Crafts
This stained glass pumpkin suncatcher has been hugely popular over the years and is a fun way to teach colour mixing too.
Monster crafts are great for kids to make because of course there’s no ‘correct’ way to do them, just go with how you feel! Check out our paper bowl monster craft for some decorating ideas.
Finally this sweet paper bag witch craft is one of my favourites for Halloween as she makes a great puppet and you can play with her!