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Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it! If you live in a country where it is a big deal, I hope you find some amazing Halloween candy for sale on November 1.
I will be on the lookout for a bag or two of it myself in the near future. Do you think I’ll be successful?
As I’ve mentioned here before, Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year! Normally, I’d be sharing something like free horror stories, or spooky urban legends from Toronto, or free ghost stories.
This darn pandemic has sharply reduced my interest in anything that’s more than about 1% scary, however, so this year I’m going to stick to the light and fluffy side of this holiday by sharing some cute Halloween-themed picture books instead.
Hopefully, my response to this prompt next year will be closer to my usual patterns.
1. Behind the Mask by Yangsook Choi
2. Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
3. You Are My Pumpkin by Joyce Wan
4. The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
5. Halloween by Salina Yoon
6. Be Brave, Baby Rabbit by Lucy Bate
7. Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween by Wong Herbert Yee
8. Candy Corn! by Bea Sloboder
9. Celie and the Harvest Fiddler by Valerie Flournoy
10. Halloween ABC by Jannie Ho
91 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Picture Books
aaw I like the look of you are my pumpkin
Isn’t it cute?
Some really cute covers there
That Wolves in the Walls cover seems pretty creepy to me!
Heh, could be!
I agree the pandemic killed my drive for anything serious too. It all just gets to be too much. I love your take. I taught preschool and early elementary school and I am surprised that I didn’t come across any of these picture books.
Sorry to hear it’s happened to you, too.
I hope you like these picture books if you read them!
I love Halloween! You Are My Pumpkin is so cute. 🙂
Thank you! I think we might have posted on each other’s blogs at almost the exact same time.
I like the illustration style in Be Brave Baby Rabbit. So classic.
Glad to hear it!
All of these look so cute! Ghosts in the House’s cover is my favorite.
Thanks. Yeah, that cover is very cute for sure.
Awww, these are cute. Love it!
We have the Wolves in the Walls, it’s brilliant!
Aww, I love this topic you’ve picked, Lydia! These covers are super cute 😍 I had no idea Gaiman had a children’s book out but the artwork on the cover stood out as very ‘him’ lol. You Are My Pumpkin is defo the most adorable one though!
Thank you, Dini. I commented on your post before I realized you’d already commented on mine. 🙂
Mouse and Mole looks so cute! But that Halloween pumpkin might’ve actually freaked me out! 😂
Heh, sorry about that.
Aw these books sound so cute.
Aaaah, how cute is this! Be Brave Baby Bunny seems like such a sweet little book.
Thanks for stopping by Lydia!
You’re quite welcome!
These all look SOOOO freaking adorable! It warms my heart!
What a cute list! I will have to keep an eye out for some of these for my toddler!
Yay! I hope they love them.
These all look fun. I can understand why you would not want spooky with the past couple of years.
Thanks. I’m glad you get it.
I think I owned that Salina Yoon book at one time! It just looks so familiar.
That’s so cool!
Great list! There are some wonderful picture books out there. My favorite Halloween-themed picture book is Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller. I read that so many times when I was young!
It sounds adorable!
Aww these covers are adorable! Hope you’ll have a great Halloween!
Thanks. You, too!
Aww, I don’t mind the cutesy at all! Be Brave, Baby Rabbit is probably my faorite from this list. <3
Those look like some really fun books!
Just the cutest Halloween book covers ever!! Love this list.
yay! Thanks. 🙂
These are all such cute covers! It’s funny how the pandemic has had such an influence on basically every area of our lives, but I totally understand the desire to keep things lighthearted.
Yeah, it’s affected things I never would have predicted two years ago before it really began.
6. Be Brave, Baby Rabbit by Lucy Bate Looks so sweet! Nice post!
Great list! All of these books look so cute. I know what you mean, I haven’t been in the mood for very dark stories either!
I’m glad you understand. And thanks. 🙂
Oooh, I love your choice of topic! These all look super cute, especially You Are My Pumpkin.
Thank you very much.
The Wolves in the Walls is definitely a spooky read, I love Neil Gaiman’s books.
My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/top-ten-halloween-recommendations/
I was just talking about the way the pandemic changed my reading. I used to read probably 60% gritty mysteries and 40% Urban Fantasy…but this year, I’ve read something like 60 contemporary romances. The lure of the HEA is strong in these times.
Thanks for stopping by earlier. 🧡
My list— https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/10/26/ttt-book-covers-that-were-scarier-than-the-book/
You’re welcome. It’s interesting to see how many of us have changed our reading habits in response to the pandemic.
These look absolutely adorable!
Great list. My granddaughter gets at least one book from me every holiday. This gives me more Halloween ideas for next year.
That’s wonderful! Hope she likes them.
The Ghosts In the House! art style looks so cute! I can definitely relate to wanting to stick to the light-and-fluffy side of Halloween, though for me that’s more of an every year sort of thing.
Such a fun topic! I loved books like this when I was a kid. 🙂
Halloween picture books are fun. My youngest niece loved Room on a Broom so much. I think I read it to her about one hundred times.
Aww, that’s adorable. 🙂
Awwwww, what a sweet approach to the topic! I used to love reading Halloween picture books with my kids when they were little. 🙂
Thanks a lot. 🙂
So cute, Be Brave, Baby Rabbit and Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween looks very charming
For sure! 🙂
A great take on this week’s topic! I hope you are able to find some candy on Monday!
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Thank you! I’ll do my best. Haha!
I like your take on this week’s prompt, though I am sorry you aren’t feeling up to your normal reading patterns. Hopefully, we can get by this whole pandemic one day.
Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.
You’re welcome .Thank you for your kind words! I think the end of the pandemic is hopefully sooner than we think.
Awww! “You are my pumpkin” looks so cute! <3 I loved your take on this TTT! =)
Thank you very much!
Aw, those books look cute! Good luck in your search for half price Halloween candy, too.
I feel you on not wanting anything scary. Last year, I subscribed to CBS All Access (for Picard and Star Trek Discovery) and right as I was about to start the remake of The Stand, COVID reared its ugly head and… I haven’t had the heart to watch a mini series about a super flu. *sigh*
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
I loved The Stand when I watched it many years ago…but nope, I can’t do it now either.
And aren’t Picard and Discovery good?
“A Ghost in the House” just looks so cute 😍
Heh, for sure!
Cute! My toddler is obsessed with Halloween and has a big stack of monster books. We read them all year long.
Aww, that’s adorable. I hope you all had a great Halloween.
These covers look so cute and spooky!
You Are My Pumpkin looks so cute 😍
All these books are new to me.. and I know I want to see what Brer Rabbit is up to for Halloween 🙂 My list here – 13 of the Best Fictional Trick or Treating Locations
I hope you like it!
I spy Peter Rabbit! Gotta’ love a favorite childhood character being on the list. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Appreciate this.
Aww, these all look so cute, especially You Are My Pumpkin 😊