Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Picture Books

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Candies made to look like a pumpkin and a ghost. 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.

Behind the Mask by Yangsook Choi Book cover. Image on cover shows an Asian child wearing a mask.

1. Behind the Mask by Yangsook Choi

 

Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara Book cover. image on cover is a drawing of several ghosts flying out and around a house. There is a young girl and a cat standing in front of the house smiling slightly.

2. Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

 

You Are My Pumpkin by Joyce Wan Book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a smiling pumpkin.

3. You Are My Pumpkin by Joyce Wan

 

The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman Book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a child drawing on a wall.

4. The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman

 

 

Halloween by Salina Yoon Book cover. Image on cover shows a pumpkin with the word Halloween carved as its mouth.

5. Halloween by Salina Yoon

 

Be Brave, Baby Rabbit by Lucy Bate book cover. Image on cover shows a drawing of two rabbits wearing costumes and going trick or treating.

6. Be Brave, Baby Rabbit by Lucy Bate

 

Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween by Wong Herbert Yee Book cover. Image on cover shows forest mice dressed as ghosts and other spooky creatures going trick or treating in the woods.

7. Mouse and Mole: A Perfect Halloween by Wong Herbert Yee

 

Candy Corn! by Bea Sloboder Book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a bag filled with candy corn.

8. Candy Corn! by Bea Sloboder

 

Celie and the Harvest Fiddler by Valerie Flournoy Book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a girl dancing in a field near a fence. A drawing of a man playing the fiddle is superimposed on top of her.

9. Celie and the Harvest Fiddler by Valerie Flournoy

 

Halloween ABC by Jannie Ho book cover. Image on cover shows various Halloween monsters sharing a bag of candy.

10. Halloween ABC by Jannie Ho

 

 

91 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Picture Books

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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