Halloween costumes make books come alive

With all due respect to traditional ghosts and witches, there are hundreds of creative costume possibilities inspired by books. Maybe your kids want to be Harry Potter or a character from The Magic Treehouse series. Whatever, they choose, this is a great opportunity to bring books to life.

Here are some fun book recommendations you can read with your child that is full of characters your kids can bring to life this Halloween.


  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • I Love You to the Moon and Back – Amelia Hepworth
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? – Bill Martin, Jr.
  • Corduroy – Don Freeman
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • Clifford, the Big Red Dog – Norman Bridwell


Early Elementary

  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – Bernard Waber
  • A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum
  • Raggedy Ann Stories – Johnny Gruelle
  • How to Catch a Mermaid – Adam Wallace
  • Peppa Pig Series – Merideth Rusu
  • The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister
  • Frog and Toad – Arnold Lobel

3rd- 5th grade

  • Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl
  • Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series – Jeff Kinney
  • The Outsider – S.E. Hinton
  • Dog Man series – Dav Pilkey
  • Magic Tree House Series – Mary Pope Osborne

This is one of our favorite websites for finding children’s books: https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/classic-childrens-books

Also, if your child does dress like a character from a book, send us a pic at info@3dLearner.com or post them on our Facebook page.

Happy Halloween. Have a ghoulishly good time!

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