Halloween Book Recommendations

19 Oct 2022

Halloween Book Recommendations

Looking for some Halloween books that are more story and less scare? Amanda from independent children’s bookshop Books and Pieces shares a trio of books to treat your little ones to this autumn.


Room on the Broom Touch and Feel

Introduce them to this popular classic early with this newly-released touch and feel edition of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

Touch the witch’s cape, stroke the dog’s fur and feel the dragon’s scaly skin in this sensory board book.

Touch and feel books are ideal for engaging the youngest of children in a story and helping them develop hand-eye coordination as they reach to touch the sensory elements on every spread.


Bat Can’t Sleep

A great choice for inquisitive toddlers with lots to look at and talk about on every page. Bat isn’t like other bats – she’s far too excited to sleep in the daytime, so instead she heads off on an adventure.

Peep-through holes and a big flap reveal at the end will delight little ones, and sturdy pages makes the book robust for hands-on exploring. It’s a brilliant bedtime story all year round, but especially in the build-up to Halloween!


Pick a Pumpkin

The perfect pick for getting the Autumn feels, Pick a Pumpkin is a beautifully illustrated story that will get all of you in the mood for the spooky season!

Featuring a family’s preparations for Halloween – from hanging webs on windows and choosing their costumes to picking out their pumpkin and the joy of its subsequent carving, this book is great to share in preparation for making your own pumpkin lanterns.

For more brilliant Halloween books for young children, check out the Halloween Shelves over at Books and Pieces 

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