Boo! It鈥檚 almost Halloween, and your kiddo is getting ready for a ghoulishly good time. They鈥檙e a bit young for the Exorcist kind of fun, but they鈥檙e totally into friendly ghosts, good witches, adorably fuzzy black cats, and anything else that screams 鈥淗alloween!鈥 without being threatening. While you鈥檙e getting into your fave Stephen King novel, your tot needs something tamer. And that鈥檚 why we鈥檝e got these low-fright Halloween reads for you!

1. Click, Clack, Boo!聽by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin ($18): Your tyke adores Click, Clack, Moo, so it looks like it鈥檚 time to try the Halloween-ified version of the beloved children鈥檚 book. When farmer Brown (figuratively) hits the hay, the barnyard animals are all antics 鈥 and tricks of course.

2. Who鈥檚 There, Little Hoo? by Brenda Ponnay ($10): Just like your kiddo may be, Little Hoo is kind of nervous about Halloween. And that鈥檚 totally okay. This nerve-fighting book shows young children that the holiday doesn鈥檛 have to be scary at all.

3. Who鈥檚 There on Halloween? by Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp, and Charles Reasoner ($6): This board book brings your little one a whole cast of Halloween characters. It鈥檚 an easy read, features completely calm (totally kid-friendly) illustrations, and will help your toddler or preschooler feel a-okay about those witches, ghosts, and ghouls their big sib is talking about.

4. Little Blue Truck鈥檚 Halloween by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry ($13): It鈥檚 a flap book! Come on, you know your kiddo can鈥檛 get enough of picking up those fab little flaps. As Little Blue Truck picks up his little animal friends for a costume party, your child gets to lift and鈥 surprise! They鈥檒l discover what each animal is dressed up as.

5. Honk! Quack! Boo! by Tad Hills ($17): Duck & Goose are going trick-or-treating. Of course they are: After all, it鈥檚 Halloween. Duck may be dressed up as a ghost 鈥 def adorable rather than spooky 鈥 and this book is much more sweet than scary.

6. Halloween ABC by Nosy Crow and Jannie Ho ($7): Halloween books aren鈥檛 just pure entertainment. Some can be educational too. Your tot can get a jump on their ABC skills while pointing to pictures of notable Halloween creatures and critters.

7. Trick or Pete by Kimberly and James Dean ($6): Your child is all about Pete the Cat. You鈥檝e read all the books something like a zillion times. Well, add one more to the list: Pete鈥檚 taking on Halloween, trick-or-treating his way through the neighborhood. To make this easy read even better, it has lift-up flaps so that your child can enjoy the same surprises that Pete does.

8. Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill and Ella Okstad ($18): The whimsical illustrations and poetic text will hold your preschooler鈥檚 attention for the whole story. A gentle intro to some of Halloween鈥檚 top characters 鈥 mummies, ghosts, and witches, to name a few 鈥 it鈥檚 perfectly non-scary.

9. Emu鈥檚 Halloween by Anne Mangan and David Cornish ($10): Your child may say, 鈥淢ommmmy, what鈥檚 an emu?鈥 when you pull this one out. But that鈥檚 a good thing! This kid-friendly Halloween pick is all about Aussie animals. Learning about critters from across the world and celebrating Halloween at the same time isn鈥檛 a bad thing at all.

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