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5 Diverse Halloween Books for Kids

Children need to see diversity and representation in their literature regardless of the topic, so we've put together a list of 5 Halloween books with black lead characters. Read them out loud while your kids dream of candy, munch on pumpkin seeds, and change their costume plans for the umpteenth time.

1) The Closet Ghosts

Moving to a new place is hard enough without finding a bunch of mean, nasty ghosts in the closet. This looks like a job for Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god who can change shape in the blink of an eye and chase goblins and demons away with his thundering voice. When Hanuman answers Anu's plea for help, she rejoices — until she realizes those pesky ghosts don't seem to be going anywhere.

2) Jade Braves the Dark

Bedtime is here, but Jade is much too scared to fall asleep—who knows what could be hiding in the dark? Jade lets her imagination run away from her, dreaming up all kinds of scary monsters, until she is sure she won’t be able to sleep at all.

3) Sweets And Treats

A sparkling holiday picture book with a soft, padded cover featuring striking photos of young African-American children celebrating Halloween, one of the most popular holidays of the year.

4) Little Witch's Counting Halloween Book

This book combines simple counting with fun similar to game “I Spy”. A perfect book for your little learners. They'll develop focusing skills while try to find the cute Halloween objects. As your child looks through the vibrant Halloween-themed pictures she can count along with numbers 1-10.Your child will have so much fun reading repeatedly number book they won't even know they're learning! This is a delightful book for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends to share with their children.

5) Monster Trouble!

Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel—but she DOES need her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters WON'T let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus. Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops these crafty creatures. What's a girl to do? (Hint: Monsters HATE kisses!) The delightfully sweet ending will have every kid—and little monster—begging for an encore.

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