Halloween will be here before you know it, and now is the perfect time to curl up with your kids and read one of these awesome ghost books. All of these books are perfect for your toddlers or preschoolers and can help them get excited about the spooky Halloween season. While ghosts are supposed to be scary, these books often make them cute fun additions to a story rather than something to be feared. These books would also work well in a Halloween theme for your preschoolers too! Here are the best Ghost Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers to read this Halloween.
Not So Scary Ghost Stories for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Ghosts can be friendly and fun too! Just think about Casper. We’ve put together our favourites perfect for reading aloud and adding to your book basket this Halloween and sharing with your little ones.
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Ten Timid Ghosts
Probably the favourite one of the ghost books I’ve selected below and the one that I would pick if I only had to choose 1 book for our book basket. Ten Timid Ghosts is filled with ghosts, witches, and spooky fun this counting book will delight any young reader this Halloween.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
Featuring one of our favourite action rhymes for kids this Halloween version of the classic the Wheels on the Bus is sure to be a hit. In The Spooky Wheels on the Bus meet the fun characters that ride the ghostly bus.
Ghosts in the House
By one of my favourite authors and illustrators (check out the book Jack Frost by the same author to see why) in Ghosts in the House you can join a young girl as she learns that her house is haunted and as she starts to catch and take care of the ghosts herself.
A Friend for a Ghost
It can be lonely being a ghost, no one sees you so finding friends is really hard. In A Friend for a Ghost friendship does come but at the most unlikely time! This is a beautifully illustrated story and lovely for talking about friendships.
Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk
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How to Make Friends with a Ghost
Disney’s Haunted Mansion
One of mine and the kids favourite rides at Disney Parks around the world The Haunted Mansion is the story of the fun ride.
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt
Inspired by the classic song We’re going on a Bear Hunt, We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt is a fun Halloween version of this rhyme. Join a group of kids as they go out looking for ghosts one evening and come face to face with the a ghost themselves!
The Ghost Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Little Boo the ghost in The Ghost who was afraid of the dark, is scared of lots of things this Halloween. Join him and his monster friends as he discovers his bravery. This is a wonderful board book for little ones to read at Halloween. I especially love the glow in the dark cover.
Funny Little Ghost
One for your youngest toddlers, Funny Little Ghost is a ghost shaped board book where the little ghost tries to decide what it will dress up to go trick or treating this year for Halloween.
Halloween Activities for your Toddlers and Preschoolers
Why not read a book from this selection and then try one of these fun Halloween Activities below ideal for toddlers and preschoolers – if you love crafts do check out our Best Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
- Perfect for these books have a go at making this Cute Ghost Craft for Toddlers
- Sensory play and learning with our selection of Halloween Playdough Activities for Preschoolers
- There’s some ghostly rhymes to learn, sing and dance around to in our Pick of the Best Halloween Rhymes and Songs for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.