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31 Days of Halloween Books and Motion pictures For Youngsters


October is one among my favourite months. After a protracted, sizzling summer season, the air lastly begins to really feel crisp. Leaves begin to present their stunning autumn colours. Heat, mushy sweaters start to grow to be a necessity. And Halloween looms simply across the nook, the promise of methods and treats only a few days away.

As a toddler, Halloween was an thrilling time as a result of, for one night time, I bought to decorate up as whomever I wished and stroll down the road of my neighborhood in the dead of night, gathering a small horde of sugary sweets. As an grownup and a mom, Halloween is much more enjoyable. Not solely do I nonetheless get to decorate up (don’t decide!), however I get to incorporate my children in all of the enjoyable!

Inform a Story of Magic

As a read-aloud household, one of many issues I like to do is learn books to my youngsters which are related to the season. Halloween is without doubt one of the most enjoyable seasons to include themed books right into a nightly routine! Should you’re within the temper for a Halloween read-aloud, these books are certain to be a success for youths of all ages.

A few of these books are extra fall/autumn themed, so in case you’re not a giant fan of the spooky stuff, these will nonetheless work nicely in your children. Just a few of the books could be a bit scary for youthful children, however older ones will love them! And by no means underestimate a fantastically illustrated image guide. Even the larger children will love to listen to the story and marvel on the footage.

This month, attempt to schedule some particular read-aloud time for your loved ones! We have now made strategies of 1 guide each night time of the month that you will discover at your native library, guide retailer, or on Amazon. So seize your guide, snuggle shut, and spin an internet of Halloween magic your children will love!

Get Set for Film Insanity

My household additionally loves to look at Halloween films all through October. One among my favourite issues to do with my children is tune into Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. After dinner, we’ll all prepare for mattress and collect in the lounge for a enjoyable (or foolish or spooky) Halloween film night time!

I’ve included films acceptable for youths of all ages, however some is likely to be a little bit too spooky for the youthful ages. Make sure you try the premise of the film earlier than you let your little ones watch. As their mother, you recognize finest how they’ll react! Possibly one night time this week, you possibly can pop some popcorn, put in your PJs, and collect ’around the TV for a little bit of (barely) spooky film enjoyable!

My household likes to rejoice Halloween every single day of the month by means of books and films! And I need to share with you 31 days of Halloween books and films for the Halloween season.

31 Days of Child-Pleasant Halloween Books and Motion pictures

October 1

Casper movie and How to Make Friends with a Ghost book

Watch Casper and browse The way to Make Buddies With a Ghost.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 2:30 pm/1:30 (central) – Casper (1995)
  • 5 p.m./4c – The Addams Household (1991)
  • 7 p.m./6c – Addams Household Values
  • 9 p.m./8c – Hocus Pocus

October 2

Monsters Inc and How to Catch a Monster

Watch Monsters, Inc. and browse How To Catch A Monster.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – The Goonies
  • 9:35 a.m./8:35c – Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
  • 12:15 p.m./11:15c – Casper (1995)
  • 2:45 p.m./1:45c – The Addams Household (1991)
  • 4:50 p.m./3:50c – Addams Household Values
  • 6:55 p.m./5:55c – Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
  • 9 p.m./8c – Disney and Pixar’s Monsters College
  • 11:30 p.m./10:30c – Ghostbusters (1984)

October 3

Corpse Bride movie and Bone Soup book

Watch Corpse Bride and browse Bone Soup.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 8:40 a.m./7:40c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 11:10 a.m./10:10c – Matilda
  • 1:15 p.m./12:15c – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 2:55 p.m./1:55c – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas
  • 4:35 p.m./3:35c – Hocus Pocus
  • 6:45 p.m./5:45c – Maleficent
  • 8:50 p.m./7:50c – Freeform Premiere Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

October 4

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown movie and the Roll-Away Pumpkin book

Watch It’s The Nice Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and browse The Roll Away Pumpkin.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Adorning Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 1:30 p.m./12:30c – The Goonies
  • 4 p.m./3c – Matilda

October 5

Scared Shrekless Movie and Goodnight Goon book

Watch Scared Shrekless and browse Goodnight, Goon.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – Matilda
  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 3 p.m./2c – Shrek
  • 5 p.m./4c – Shrek 2
  • 7 p.m./6c – Shrek Ceaselessly After
  • 9 p.m./8c – Hocus Pocus

October 6

Spookley the Square Pumpkin movie and Pumpkin Jack book.

Watch Spookley the Sq. Pumpkin and browse Pumpkin Jack.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Shrek
  • 2:30 p.m./1:30c – Shrek 2
  • 4:30 p.m./3:30c – Shrek Ceaselessly After
  • 6:30 p.m./5:30c – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

October 7

Halloweentown movie and Room on the Broom book

Watch Halloweentown and browse Room on the Broom.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 11:30 a.m./10:30c – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 1:30 p.m./12:30c – Halloweentown
  • 3:30 p.m./2:30c – Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
  • 6 p.m./5c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 8:30 p.m./7:30c – Ghostbusters II

October 8

Watch Coco and browse Bonaparte Falls Aside.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 12 p.m./11c – Frankenweenie (2012)

October 9

Hotel Transylvania movie and Where's My Mummy? book

Watch Lodge Transylvania and browse The place’s My Mummy?

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 9:10 a.m./8:10c – Shrek
  • 11:15 a.m./10:15c – Shrek 2
  • 1:20 p.m./12:20c – Shrek Ceaselessly After
  • 3:25 p.m./2:25c – Lodge Transylvania 2
  • 5:30 p.m./4:30c – Lodge Transylvania 3: Summer time Trip
  • 7:40 p.m./6:40c – Hocus Pocus
  • 9:50 p.m./8:50c – The Addams Household (1991)
  • 11:55 p.m./10:55c – Addams Household Values

October 10

The Addams Family movie and Goodnight, Little Monster book

Watch The Addams Household and browse Goodnight, Little Monster.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Shrek
  • 9:05 a.m./8:05c – Shrek 2
  • 11:10 a.m./10:10c – Shrek Ceaselessly After
  • 1:15 p.m./12:15c – Lodge Transylvania 2
  • 3:20 p.m./2:20c – Lodge Transylvania 3: Summer time Trip
  • 5:30 p.m./4:30c – Hocus Pocus
  • 7:40 p.m./6:40c – The Addams Household (1991)
  • 9:45 p.m./8:45c – Addams Household Values
  • 11:50 p.m./10:50c – Casper (1995)

October 11

The Haunted Mansion movie and At the Old Haunted House book

Watch The Haunted Mansion and browse At The Previous Haunted Home.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 11:30 a.m./10:30c – Freeform Premiere Jaws
  • 2:30 p.m./1:30c – Freeform Premiere Jaws 2
  • 5:05 p.m./4:05c – Alien
  • 7:45 p.m./6:45c – Aliens

October 12

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas movie and Snowmen at Halloween book

Watch The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas and browse Snowmen at Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 3 p.m./2c – Adorning Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 4 p.m./3c – Casper (1995)
  • 6:30 p.m./5:30c – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas
  • 8 p.m./7c – Mrs. Doubtfire

October 13

The Incredibles movie and Creepy Carrots book

Watch The Incredibles and browse Creepy Carrots.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 3 p.m./2c – Halloweentown
  • 5 p.m./4c – Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 8-11 p.m./ 7-10c – The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

October 14

Hook movie and Trick ARRRR Treat: A Pirate Halloween book.

Watch Hook and browse Trick ARRRR Deal with: A Pirate Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 1 p.m./12c – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
  • 3:30 p.m./2:30c – Hook
  • 6:45 p.m./5:45c – Matilda
  • 8:50 p.m./7:50c – Hocus Pocus

October 15

Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King movie and The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree book

Watch Scooby-Doo and The Goblin King and browse The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Previous Tree.

Or try these films on Freeform:

October 16

Hocus Pocus movie and The Scarecrow's Dance book

Watch Hocus Pocus and browse The Scarecrow’s Dance.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 9:30 a.m./8:30c – Ghostbusters II
  • 12 p.m./11c – Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 3:05 p.m./2:05c – Males in Black (1997)
  • 5:15 p.m./4:15c – Freeform Premiere Males in Black II
  • 7:15 p.m./6:15c – Hocus Pocus
  • 9:25 p.m./8:25c – Maleficent
  • 11:30 p.m./10:30c – Freeform Premiere The Home with a Clock in Its Partitions

October 17

Toy Story of Terror! movie and EEK! Halloween book

Watch Toy Story of Terror and browse Eek! Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7:30 a.m./6:30c – Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – Males in Black (1997)
  • 12:40 p.m./11:40c – Males in Black II
  • 2:40 p.m./1:40c – The Home with a Clock in Its Partitions
  • 5:10 p.m./4:10c – Hocus Pocus
  • 7:20 p.m./6:20c – Lodge Transylvania 2
  • 9:25 p.m./8:25c – Lodge Transylvania 3: Summer time Trip
  • 11:35 p.m./10:35c – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!

October 18

Mickey's House Of Villains movie and Spooky Pookie book

Watch Mickey’s Home of Villians and browse Spooky Pookie.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 2 p.m./1c – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • 4 p.m./3c – Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR!
  • 4:30 p.m./3:30c – Lodge Transylvania 2
  • 6:30 p.m./5:30c – Lodge Transylvania 3: Summer time Trip
  • 8:30 p.m./7:30c – Casper (1995)

October 19

Monster House movie and Creepy Pair of Underwear book

Watch Monster Home and browse Creepy Pair of Underwear.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • 3:40 p.m./2:40c – X-Males: First Class
  • 6:50 p.m./5:50c – Males in Black (1997)
  • 9 p.m./8c – Males in Black II

October 20

Super Monsters Save Halloween movie and The Gruffalo book

Watch Tremendous Monsters Save Halloween and browse The Gruffalo.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – X-Males: First Class
  • 1:30 p.m./12:30c – Freeform Premiere Cowboys & Aliens
  • 4 p.m./3c – Males in Black (1997)
  • 6 p.m./5c – Males in Black II
  • 8-11 p.m./ 7-10c – The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

October 21

Frankenweenie movie and Pug & Pig Trick or Treat book

Watch Frankenweekie and browse Pug & Pig Trick or Deal with.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 1 p.m./12c – The Excellent Storm
  • 4 p.m./3c – The Craft (1996)
  • 6:30 p.m./5:30c – Freeform Premiere The Huntsman: Winter’s Conflict
  • 9 p.m./8c – Maleficent

October 22

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events movie and The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt book

Watch A Sequence of Unlucky Occasions and browse The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – The Craft (1996)
  • September 11 p.m. / 8-10c – Household Man – Halloween Episodes
  • 12 a.m./11c – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility

October 23

Watch Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility and browse The Very Hungry Zombie.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
  • 9:30 a.m./8:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 11:50 a.m./10:50c – Shrek
  • 1:55 p.m./12:55c – Shrek 2
  • 4 p.m./3c – Halloweentown
  • 6:05 p.m./5:05c – Hocus Pocus
  • 8:15 p.m./7:15c – Ghostbusters (2016)

October 24

Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein movie and Los Gato Black on Halloween book

Watch Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein and browse Los Gatos Black on Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Casper (1995)
  • 9:30 a.m./8:30c – Shrek
  • 11:40 a.m./10:40c – Shrek 2
  • 1:45 p.m./12:45c – Halloweentown
  • 3:50 p.m./2:50c – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas
  • 5:30 p.m./4:30c – Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 8:45 p.m./7:45c – Hocus Pocus
  • 10:55 p.m./9:55c – Mrs. Doubtfire

October 25

the Goonies movie and Little Blue Truck's Halloween book

Watch The Goonies and browse Little Blue Truck’s Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 1 p.m./12c – Adorning Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 2 p.m./1c – The Goonies
  • 4:30 p.m./3:30c – Scared Shrekless
  • 5 p.m./4c – Shrek
  • 7 p.m./6c – Shrek 2
  • 9 p.m./8c – Shrek Ceaselessly After

October 26

Maleficent movie and The Witch's Cat book

Watch Maleficent and browse The Witch’s Cat.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 12 p.m./11c – The Goonies
  • 2:30 p.m./1:30c – Scared Shrekless
  • 3 p.m./2c – Shrek
  • 5 p.m./4c – Shrek 2
  • 7 p.m./6c – Shrek Ceaselessly After
  • 9 p.m./8c – Maleficent

October 27

Igor movie and Dr. Seuss's Spooky Things book

Watch Igor and browse Spooky Issues.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 1 p.m./12c – Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
  • 3:30 p.m./2:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 6 p.m./5c – Matilda
  • 8-11 p.m./ 7-10c – The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror-thon

October 28

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie and One, Two...Boo! Board book

Watch Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Film and browse One, Two…Boo!

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 11:30 a.m./10:30c – Casper (1995)
  • 2 p.m./1c – Matilda
  • 4 p.m./3c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 6:30 p.m./5:30c – The Craft (1996)
  • 9 p.m./8c – Hocus Pocus

October 29

Spooky Buddies movie and Brave Little Camper Saves Halloween padded storybook

Watch Spooky Buddies and browse Courageous Little Camper Saves Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Males in Black (1997)
  • September 11 p.m./ 8-10c – Household Man – Halloween Episodes

October 30

ParaNorman Movie and The Night Before Halloween book

Watch ParaNorman and browse The Evening Earlier than Halloween.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Adorning Disney: Halloween Magic
  • 8 a.m./7c – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 10:30 a.m./9:30c – Males in Black (1997)
  • 12:35 p.m./11:35c – Males in Black II
  • 2:35 p.m./1:35c – Goosebumps (2015)
  • 5:05 p.m./4:05c – Freeform Premiere Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 7:10 p.m./6:10c – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas
  • 8:50 p.m./7:50c – Hocus Pocus
  • 11 p.m./10c – Freeform Premiere Miss Peregrine’s Residence for Peculiar Youngsters

October 31

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie and The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat book

Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and browse The Berenstain Bears Trick or Deal with.

Or try these films on Freeform:

  • 7 a.m./6c – Miss Peregrine’s Residence for Peculiar Youngsters
  • 10 a.m./9c – Goosebumps (2015)
  • 12:30 p.m./11:30c – Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 2:35 p.m./1:35c – Hocus Pocus
  • 4:45 p.m./3:45c – Casper (1995)
  • 7:15 p.m./6:15c – Maleficent
  • 9:20 p.m./8:20c – Hocus Pocus
  • 11:30 p.m./10:30c – Ghostbusters (1984)

Halloween is an thrilling time for youths of all ages (and their mother and father!). Dressing up and letting little imaginations run wild and gathering free sweet and treats . . . what’s to not love about that?! Including the custom of studying and watching Halloween books and films collectively will make this fall vacation much more particular in your children. And I’m keen to wager it is going to create some actually particular recollections for mother and pa, too! Completely satisfied Halloween!

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