45 Halloween Books for Kids

Here in the northern states, the temperature outdoors is turning cooler. The days are growing shorter, and Halloween is just around the corner. The conditions are perfect for curling up under a cozy blanket and reading a good book.

Do you want to surprise your kids with fun and enjoyable Halloween books? Or do you need a list of Halloween favorites for your next trip to the library?  If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following list of Halloween books for kids.

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  1. “Eek! Halloween!” –  Sandra Boynton
  2. “Creepy Carrots!” – Aaron Reynolds
  3. Creepy Pair of Underwear!” – Aaron Reynolds
  4. “Big Pumpkin” – Erica Silverman
  5. “Leo: A Ghost Story” – Mac Barnett
  6. “Plinky Witch and the Grand Halloween Scheme” – Liz Cooper
  7. “Too Many Pumpkins” – Lina White
  8. “The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!” – Elaine Bickell
  9. Ten Timid Ghosts” – Jennifer O’Connell
  10. “Halloween is Coming” – Cal Everett
  11. “Monster Trucks” – Anika Denise
  12. “Hardly Haunted” – Jessie Sima
  13. “Pumpkin Countdown” – Joan Holub and Jan Smith
  14. The Roll-Away Pumpkin” – Junia Wonders
  15. “Little Witch” – Anna Elizabeth Bennett
  16. “Don’t Push the Button! A Halloween Treat” – Bill Cotter
  17. “The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt” – Riel Nason
  18. “At the Old Haunted House” – Helen Ketteman
  19. “Room on the Broom” – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  20. “Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan” – Catherine Hapka and Loryn Brantz
  21. “Skeleton for Dinner” – Margery Cuyler
  22. ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book” – Tom Fletcher
  23. “Stumpkin” – Lucy Ruth Cummins
  24. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Fink
  25. “Crankenstein” – Samantha Berger
  26. “Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch” – Shana Gorian, Ros Webb, and Josh Addessi
  27. The Little Kitten” – Nicola Killen
  28. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus” – J. Elizabeth Mills
  29. “The Scariest Book Ever” – Bob Shea
  30. “The Little Blue Truck’s Halloween” – Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
  31. “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” – Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd
  32. “Pumpkin Jack” – Will Hubbel
  33. “Gilbert the Ghost” – Guido Van Genechten
  34. “Goodnight Goon” – Michael Rex
  35. “Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete” – James Dean
  36. “A Halloween Carol”- Sean M. Hogan
  37.  “How to Make Friends with a Ghost” – Rebecca Green
  38. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Find
  39. “The Witches” – Ronald Dahl
  40. The Last Train on Halloween” –  Cindy Jennings
  41. “Happy Halloween Flip-a-Flap” – Rosa Vonfeder
  42. “Halloween Hustle” – Charlotte Gunnufson
  43. “The Halloween Tree” – Susan Montanari
  44. “Snowmen at Halloween” – Caralyn M. Buehner
  45. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – Kara McMahon

With all the Halloween books available, enjoying the spooky season is easy. Happy Halloween!

15 Quotes for Your Love on Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day, held annually on the third Saturday in October, is a romantic celebration. Are you trying to find the right words to add to a card? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following quotes for Sweetest Day.  

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  1. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson
  2. could start a fire with what I feel for you.” — Unknown
  3. “Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
  4. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston
  5. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  6. “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” — Unknown
  7. There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love.” — Adele
  8. “A true love story never ends.” — Author Unknown
  9. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  10. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” — Loretta Young
  11. “Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell
  12. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  13. “You are one of those people who meet when life decides to give you a gift.” — Charles Dickens
  14. “You think you’re one of millions but you’re one in a million to me.” — Brad Paisley
  15. “Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Unknown

Happy Sweetest Day!

40 Hashtags for Sweetest Day 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022, is Sweetest Day. Are you celebrating? Do you want to draw attention to your social media posts? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Sweetest Day.

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  1. #SweetestDay
  2. #SweetestDay2022
  3. #HappySweetestDay
  4. #October15
  5. #SweetestDayGift
  6. #SweetestDayGifts
  7. #Love
  8. #Couple
  9. #CoupleGoals
  10. #LoveHim
  11. #LoveHer
  12. #Forever
  13. #Always
  14. #SweetestDayDinner
  15. #SweetestDayDessert
  16. #NightOut
  17. #AdultTime
  18. #SweetestDayFlowers
  19. #HugsandKisses
  20. #TrueLove
  21. #FeelingLoved
  22. #SweetSuprise
  23. #ThatsLove
  24. #Romance
  25. #Chocolate
  26. #Jewelry
  27. #WineandRoses
  28. #Roses
  29. #DateNight
  30. #ILoveYou
  31. #RealLove
  32. #SweetestDayatHome
  33. #CrushWorthy
  34. #MySweetestDayDate
  35. #SweetestDaySelfie
  36. #JustTwoLoveBirds
  37. #SingleandLovingIt
  38. #SelfLove
  39. #BrideToBe
  40. #Engaged

Happy Sweetest Day!

58 Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

The spooky season is here! Halloween is a fun holiday for all ages with costumes, parties, candy, and music. Do you need music for your Halloween party? Or do you want to create a Halloween-themed playlist to enjoy in your free time?  If you need inspiration, check out the following songs for your Halloween playlist.

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  1. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
  2. “Superstitious” – Stevie Wonder
  3. “Wolves” — Selena Gomez & Marshmello
  4. “Monster Mash” – Bobby (Boris) Pickett
  5. “Creep” — Radiohead
  6. “Every day is Halloween” – Ministry
  7. “A Nightmare on My Street” — DJ Jazzy & The Fresh Prince
  8. “Stranger Things” Theme — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
  9. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
  10. “I Want Candy” – The Strangeloves
  11.  “The Phantom of the Opera” Overture — Andrew Lloyd Webber
  12. “Haunted” — Taylor Swift
  13. “Magic Dance” – David Bowie
  14. “I Put a Spell on You” — Bette Midler
  15. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
  16. “Time Warp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show
  17. “Werewolves of London” — Warren Zevon
  18. “Monsters” — All Time Low ft. Demi Lovato and blackbear
  19. “Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  20. “Spooky Scary Skeletons” – Andrew Gold
  21. “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” – Ella Fitzgerald
  22. “Love Song for a Vampire” – Annie Lennox
  23. “Jeepers Creepers” – Louis Armstrong
  24. “Zombie” – The Cranberries
  25. “Purple People Eater” – Sheb Wooley
  26. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” – ‘The Little Mermaid’
  27. “Season of the Witch” – Donovan
  28. “Freaks Come Out at Night” – Whodini
  29. “People Are Strange” – The Doors
  30. “Love Potion No. 9” – The Searchers
  31. “Men In Black” – Will Smith
  32. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
  33. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  34. “Demons” – Imagine Dragons
  35. “The Addams Family” Theme — Vic Mizzy
  36. “Spooky” — Dusty Springfield
  37. “Skeleton in the Closet” — Louis Armstrong
  38. “Witchy Woman” – The Eagles
  39. “Halloween” – Phoebe Bridgers
  40. “Abracadabra” – Steve Miller Band
  41. “She Wolf” – Shakira
  42. “Anthem” – Michael Ables
  43. “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” – The Cramps
  44. “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” – David Bowie
  45. “The Yodeling Ghost” – Bing Crosby & the Andrew Sisters
  46. “Headless Horseman” – Kay Starr
  47. “The Ghost of Smokey Joe” – Cab Calloway
  48. “The Gypsy” – The Ink Spots
  49. The Phantom of the Opera” Overture – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  50. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” – Django Reinhardt
  51. “The House is Haunted” – Mel Torme
  52. “Enter Sandman” – Metallica
  53.  “That Old Black Magic” – Sarah Vaughan
  54. “This Is Halloween” — The Citizens of Halloween
  55. “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” – George Winston
  56. “Haunted” — Beyonce
  57. “She Put a Hex on You” – Them
  58. “Love Potion No.9” –  The Clovers

What is your favorite Halloween song?

58 Non-Candy Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is a great autumn holiday for children of all ages. Are you participating in a truck or treat event, hosting a party, or handing out goodies on Halloween night? Unfortunately, some children cannot have candy due to dietary restrictions or allergies. Offering non-candy options provide an alternative for trick-or-treaters. If you need inspiration, check out the following non-candy ideas for Halloween.

I bought these at Walmart.

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  1. LED Halloween rings
  2. Halloween pencils
  3. Pumpkin erasers
  4. Temporary tattoos
  5. Halloween stickers
  6. Glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth
  7. Slime
  8. Small plush toys
  9. Bouncy balls
  10. Hair scrunchies
  11. Spider rings
  12. Halloween miniature stampers
  13. Bubbles
  15. Lego figures
  16. Mini art kits
  17. Reusable straws
  18. Key chains
  19. Halloween activity pads
  20. Mini bottles of water
  21. Drink packets (these go good with the water)
  22. Halloween coloring books
  23. Pop fidget toys
  24. Halloween glasses
  25. Foam putty
  26. Glow sticks
  27. Stretchy skeletons
  28. Slap bracelets
  29. Miniature Play-Doh
  30. Rubber duckies
  31. Mini note pads
  32. Slinkies
  33. Punch balloons
  34. Halloween balloons
  35. Halloween wind-up toys
  36. Yo-Yos
  37. Mini nail polishes
  38. Whistles
  39. Kazoos
  40. Mini paratroopers
  41. Sidewalk chalk
  42. Colorful shoelaces
  43. Grow a bugs
  44. Finger Puppets
  45. Mini Books
  46. Mini Flashlights
  47. Halloween crayons
  48. Spin tops
  49. Hot Wheel or Matchbox Cars
  50. Halloween Jewelry
  51. Glider airplanes
  52. Fake mustaches
  53. Miniature puzzles
  54. Button pins
  55. Bead kits
  56. Mini water squirters
  57. Marbles
  58. Wrist bands

Happy Halloween!

64 Ideas for Your 2022 Halloween Bucket List

Do you love the spooky season? Are you looking to have more Halloween fun this October? Create a Halloween-themed bucket list with your family or friends. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your 2022 Halloween bucket list.

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  1. Decorate for Halloween
  2. Make and send out Halloween cards.
  3. Visit your local pumpkin patch.
  4. Carve pumpkins.
  5. Bake pumpkin seeds.
  6. Try a new pumpkin recipe.
  7. Give out Boo gifts.
  8. Create a spooky playlist.
  9. Host or attend a Halloween party.
  10. Make your own Halloween costume.
  11. Try bobbing for apples.
  12. Read a thriller or horror novel.
  13. Go on a haunted hayride.
  14. Create and hang a spooky wreath.
  15. Hand out candy on Halloween night.
  16. Participate in Trunk-or-Treat
  17. Make Halloween slime.
  18. Make Halloween play dough.
  19. Purchase a Halloween mug for hot cocoa or mulled cider.
  20. Join or watch a zombie walk.
  21. Visit a haunted fun house.
  22. Attend a murder mystery dinner.
  23. Bake pumpkin bread.
  24. Hike a haunted trail.
  25. Navigate through a Halloween-themed corn maze.
  26. Create a Halloween tree.
  27. Go on a haunted tour.
  28. Look at local decorations.
  29. Eat a Halloween-themed meal by candlelight.
  30. Binge-watch the entire series of The Adams Family or the Munsters (or both)
  31. Host a bonfire and tell scary ghost stories.
  32. Create a Halloween-themed gingerbread house.
  33. Take an evening walk with flashlights. (Many local or state parks host events around Halloween)
  34. Watch: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
  35. Create a Halloween village.
  36. Paint a pumpkin.
  37. Wear Halloween colors: orange and black.
  38. Host a movie night with Halloween-themed snacks.
  39. Make Halloween masks.
  40. Visit an escape room.
  41. Do a Halloween-themed photoshoot.
  42. Host a Halloween crafting session.
  43. Make Soul Cakes.
  44. Write your own Halloween story.
  45. Go look at local Halloween decorations.
  46. Attend a Boo at the Zoo event.
  47. Host a Halloween scavenger hunt.
  48. Watch: “Hocus Pocus” 1 & 2
  49. Host a Halloween crafting session.
  50. Host a Witches’ Tea
  51. Attend a Pumpkin weigh-off competition.
  52. Dance to “Monster Mash” & “Thriller”
  53. Get your face painted at a local event.
  54. Wear Halloween pajamas.
  55. Eat candy corn.
  56. Make pumpkin pancakes.
  57. Bake Halloween cookies.
  58. Participate in a Halloween fun walk or Run 5K
  59. Make paper Mache pumpkins.
  60. Tie-dye a t-shirt orange and black.
  61. Go to a Halloween parade.
  62. Make popcorn balls.
  63. Make a costume for your pet.
  64. Paint Halloween-themed rocks to hide around the neighborhood.

Happy Halloween!

75 Hashtags for Halloween

The spooky season is here! Who loves October and Halloween? The month brings costumes, scary movies, haunted houses, hayrides, parties, pumpkins, and candy. All are perfect opportunities for social media posts. Along with pictures, hashtags are a wonderful way to attract people to your posts. If you need inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Halloween.

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  1. #Halloween
  2. #Halloween2022
  3. #HappyHalloween
  4. #Spooky
  5. #October
  6. #October2022
  7. #October31
  8. #31October2022
  9. #SpookySeason
  10. #HalloweenLover
  11. #HalloweenSeason
  12. #HalloweenLife
  13. #HalloweenMovies
  14. #Witch
  15. #WitchyVibes
  16. #HalloweenVibes
  17. #HalloweenDog
  18. #HalloweenBaby
  19. #OctoberBaby
  20. #HalloweenTime
  21. #HalloweenCandy
  22. #HalloweenFavorite
  23. #CandyCorn
  24. #HalloweenDecor
  25. #HalloweenStyle
  26. #HalloweenEveryDay
  27. #ILoveHalloween
  28. #HalloweenHouse
  29. #TrickOrTreat
  30. #SmellMyFeet
  31. #HalloweenGoals
  32. #HalloweenCouple
  33. #HalloweenCostumes
  34. #HalloweenTraditions
  35. #HalloweenPumpkin
  36. #Pumpkin
  37. #JackOLatern
  38. #PumpkinPatch
  39. #TheGreatPumpkin
  40. #PumpkinPicking
  41. #PumpkinSeason
  42. #PumpkinSpice
  43. #HalloweenFun
  44. #HalloweenMonth
  45. #HalloweenObssesion
  46. #HalloweenIsComing
  47. #HalloweenCountDown
  48. #HalloweenOutfit
  49. #HomemadeHalloween
  50. #HalloweenFashion
  51. #HalloweenParty
  52. #HalloweenCookies
  53. #HalloweenFood
  54. #HalloweenDrinks
  55. #HalloweenMask
  56. #HalloweenNails
  57. #SpoookyNails
  58. #HalloweenMakeUp
  59. #Frankenstein
  60. #Wolfman
  61. #Mummy
  62. #Dracula
  63. #ClassicHalloween
  64. #HalloweenArt
  65. #HalloweenNight
  66. #AllHallowsEve
  67. #HalloweenSpirit
  68. #NoTricksJustTreats
  69. #HalloweenFriends
  70. #HalloweenHike
  71. #HalloweenSquad
  72. #Spooktacular
  73. #HangingWithMyWitches
  74. #Scary
  75. #HalloweenWedding

Have a great but spooky Halloween!

Journal Writing Prompts for October

Are you still writing your daily journal entries? Or are you just starting the journey of journal writing? Keeping a journal is a valuable tool. As a journal writer, you can express your worries, joys, memories, and much more. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for October.

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  1. How did last month go for you, your family, friends, community, work, or school? List your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What are you hoping to accomplish this month? For the rest of 2022? Make a list.
  3. Describe your earliest childhood memory?
  4. What do you consider to be your most important values? Why?
  5. What is your biggest worry or stress in your life right now? What can you do to alleviate the situation?
  6. What was one thing that made you smile today? Describe.
  7. List 3 people who have inspired you. Why did you pick them?
  8. When you think about your friends, what do you value the most about their friendship? Why?
  9. What areas could use improvement in your personal life right now? Why?
  10. Is there something from your past that you cannot forgive? Why? Does the situation impact your life now?
  11. How do you handle conflict?
  12. What were you doing today at 3pm? Describe.
  13. What was your biggest mistake? How did you learn from the situation?
  14. What does unconditional love mean to you? Do you apply the same concept to yourself? Why or why not?
  15. Happy Sweetest Day! Write about your love story! How did you meet your significant other? Go into detail.
  16. If you were to dress up for an evening, what would you wear and where would you go?
  17. Listen to the news. How do you feel about the events happening around the world?
  18. What were some of your favorite childhood books? Make a list. Why do you remember these books over others?
  19. Is Autumn your favorite season? Why or why not?
  20. Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
  21. What is your favorite movie from childhood, teen years, and adulthood? Why?
  22. When you have a stressful day, what activity makes you feel better? Why?
  23. Describe your cozy place. Or your safe place.
  24. Free write for at least 20 minutes.
  25. Go to a café or restaurant. Write about the people you see.
  26. How would you describe yourself to a stranger? How would your friends or family members describe you?
  27. What would you like to change about yourself? Why?
  28. Look at the window right now. Describe the scene. Use all five senses.
  29. Are you looking forward to the holiday season? Why or why not?
  30. Describe one moment from the month that you want to always remember. Why did you pick that moment?
  31. Happy Halloween! Did you do anything to celebrate this spooky holiday? Write about your day.

Drawing Prompts for October

It’s October! Do you have your new sketchbook ready for another month of drawing? Sketching is a wonderful way to relax and let your creativity flow.  If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for October.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Yellow, Red, Orange
  3. Dram
  4. City
  5. Vehicle
  6. Book
  7. Trail
  8. Happiness
  9. Forest
  10. Country
  11. Balance
  12. Key
  13. Repetition
  14. Fence
  15. Happy Sweetest Day!
  16. Feather
  17. Cozy
  18. Ticket
  19. Souvenir
  20. Wheels
  21. Steampunk
  22. Ship
  23. Historic
  24. Hat
  25. Dinosaur
  26. Ladder
  27. Different
  28. Circle
  29. Warm
  30. Squiggles
  31. Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your month! Happy drawing!

Photo Prompts for October

October is here! Are you ready for a new month of photos? Grab your camera or phone and enjoy the month. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for October.

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  1. Selfie
  2. From above
  3. Light
  4. Field
  5. Hometown
  6. Hidden
  7. Path
  8. Shadow
  9. Food
  10. Graffiti
  11. Nature
  12. Fence
  13. Sunset/Sunrise
  14. Hangs
  15. Happy Sweetest Day! (USA)
  16. An ordinary moment in your day.
  17. Orange, yellow, and red
  18. Happy place
  19. Friendship
  20. Water
  21. Rocks
  22. Cozy
  23. Motion
  24. Bridge
  25. Signs
  26. Something old
  27. Guilty pleasure
  28. Peeking
  29. Black & White
  30. Photographer’s choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

Have a great month! Remember, take lots of pictures!

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