While diversity in children’s literature has come a long way since my childhood, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. This couldn’t be more true when searching for diverse books based on specific holidays like Halloween. If you follow my blog or my Instagram page you’ll know I read a variety of books with my kids regardless of race, culture or religion. Yes, that includes animal books too on occasion- we’ll read anything. However, I also read lots of diverse books with my kids because it’s important for me to read books with them where they can see themselves being represented often.
So, imagine my surprise when I initially started searching for diverse holiday books years ago when my daughter was born. I was disappointed that I found so few books where a diverse character was the main protagonist. This remains true today although there are several books featuring diverse supporting characters.
Below you’ll find my list of diverse Halloween books for ages birth to 8 that feature diverse supporting characters or main protagonists. I hope you enjoy this list and find a few books to read with your little readers for Halloween!
Your turn: Did you enjoy this post and find it to be helpful? Which books would you add to this list? Feel free to share in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!
9 thoughts on “Just Treats, No Tricks: 30+ Halloween Books Featuring Diverse Characters”
This is such a great list! I need to check out Sweets and Treats and 10 Busy Brooms!
I have a couple on our bookshelf to add to your awesome list:
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Flemming
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illustrated by Lorena Alvarez
Have you read either of these?
I love following you on Instagram– Thanks for all the great reading recommendations 🙂
Thanks so much, Rebecca! No, I haven’t read either of those books so thank you for the recommendations! Also, thanks for following along on Instagram and for your kind words.
Clubhouse Mysteries, Candy Fairies and Katie Woo are some of our favorite series! I would add Dora’s Halloween Adventure and Little Einsteins’ Halloween Surprise.
Thank you for mentioning those books!
Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to share this with my friends!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for sharing!
We love books in our family with 2 grandbabies a 5 year old and a 2nd grader we share stories and books all the time. It is always great to find stories about characters the y may find in every day life or examples of life
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Great reads I will definitely have to pick up some of these books for my son.. and its just in time for Halloween He will absolutely love them #BLMGirl
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