Halloween Reads for Your Trick-or-Treaters

You don’t have to be tricky to get these treats! Celebrate Halloween with Albert Whitman books featuring our favorite spooky holiday. From lessons in bravery to costume inspiration, these playful stories are a must-have for young readers preparing for Halloween! Check out some of our other seasonal reads on our website here.


It’s Halloween, Chloe Zoe! (New Release!)

Jane Smith

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Follow Chloe Zoe, Mary Margaret, and George as they venture into their transformed neighborhood on Halloween! When Chloe Zoe notices a particularly spooky house down the street, she feels a little scared. But, with her Dad, all her friends, and a bag full of Halloween treats, of course, Chloe Zoe learns to be brave. For even more Halloween fun, download printable activity sheets and check out more of Chloe Zoe’s holiday adventures on our site!


Trick Arrr Treat (New in Paperback!)

Leslie Kimmelman


The best part of Halloween is dressing up, and these pirates are taking their costumes very seriously. Join Charlotte Blue-Tongue, Peg-Leg Pete, Glass-Eyed Gabby, and their pirate friends on their quest for Halloween loot! As the children trick or treat, their imaginations carry them from their neighborhood to their very own pirate’s lagoon. Can the pirates protect their treasure through the night?


The Ghosts Go Haunting

Helen Ketteman


A parade of Halloween creatures marches through the school in this festive story. The teachers are frightened, but the students play along with the Halloween gang and their hijinks. Set to the counting tune of The Ants Go Marching, this playful book will keep readers glued to the page from cover to cover.


Skeleton for Dinner

Margery Cuyler


Big Witch and Little Witch are having a dinner party and everyone in the haunted forest is invited! When Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu, he thinks that he’s cooked for sure. Spooked, Ghost and Ghoul join him and all three creatures take off running. Will anyone be able to sort out the misunderstanding?


What Am I? Halloween

Anne Margaret Lewis

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This interactive book has all the features of classic Halloween fun. Hints and pictures under flaps guide young readers through a guessing game of seasonal symbols. Perfect for story time, this look-and-see book will have everyone excited for Halloween.


Pumpkin Jack

Will Hubbel


Halloween is over, but Tim isn’t ready to say goodbye to Jack, his carefully carved pumpkin. Instead, he puts it in the garden and waits. This beautifully illustrated book follows the life cycle of the pumpkin plant, bringing new hope and growth to Halloween traditions.


To fill your cauldrons with more books about Halloween, visit our website.

Halloween Reads for Your Trick-or-Treaters