With Halloween fast approaching, and pumpkins everywhere, there is nothing like a good book to get you in the right mood. Here are 10 of our favorite kids book apps to get children ready to celebrate Halloween.

  1. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Loud Crow. For Halloween nostalgia nothing beats the peanuts gang. Loud Crow have done a great job of bringing this Halloween Classic to life. It is presented as a pop-up book and you can read it yourself or have it narrated by Peter Robbins (the original Charlie Brown). It has animations, interactive elements and the original music and dialog. $5.99
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    Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

    Price: $4.99 USD

    * Featured in NY Times and TIME
    * iPad & iPhone App of the Week
    * #1 App in Books & Entertainment

    Oh, Great Pumpkin! Where are you? This Halloween, hang out with Charlie Brown and the entire.

  3. Hotel Transylvania 2 Official Storybook App by Cupcake Digital
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2 is the hot kids movie this Halloween and the official storybook app is a great way to prepare the kids before seeing the movie or relive it afterwards. the app features scenes and character voices from the movie and bonus coloring pages. iTunes link

    Hotel Transylvania 2 Official Storybook App Hotel Transylvania 2 Official Storybook App by CUPCAKE DIGITAL INC.

    Price: $2.99 USD

    Winner of the Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review (CTR).

    CTR's Editor's Choice Awards are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category.

  5. The Witch With No Name by SlimCricket.  A funny and very interactive tale about a witch who has lost her name, and is very grumpy as a result. Her Bat Battina decides to help her find her name, and together they go about collecting all the ingredients needed for a spell to find out her name. This app is very well done, fun, well narrated and the reader really gets to be part of the story with several interactive mini-games. $3.99
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    The Witch With No Name HD The Witch With No Name HD by SlimCricket

    Price: $2.99 USD

    The Witch With No Name is an artful blend of story and games

    *** Featured in the book "iPad Apps for Kids" (part of the "For Dummies" books series) ***

    *AppySmarts.com : (94.

  7. The Bedsby Tales: Spooky Short Stories with Monsters, Myths, Ghosts and More!By Jacob Duane Johnson. This short interactive tale does a great job of setting a spooky scene with fantastic narration, music, sound effects and black and white illustrations. The first tale is free, other installments are expected later. Free
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    The Bedsby Tales: Spooky Short Stories with Monsters, Myths, Ghosts and More! The Bedsby Tales: Spooky Short Stories with Monsters, Myths, Ghosts and More! by Jacob Duane Johnson

    Price: $FREE

    Made for Kids! Experience a chilling journey through the mysteries of the unknown. The Bedsby Tales is a fantastic episode and interaction driven bedtime series made for kids 9-12. Interact with the.

  9. Trick or Treat – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media. A perfect introduction to Halloween for 2-5 year olds. Little Critter is preparing for Halloween,  and taking part in traditional Halloween activities with his family. $1.99
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    Trick or Treat - Little Critter Trick or Treat - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media

    Price: $0.99 USD

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    Join Little Critter in this interactive storybook app as he gets ready for Halloween! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with.

  11. Haunted House ~ 3D Pop-Up Activity Book by StoryToys Entertainment Limited is not a story but rather a series of fun interactive activities presented as a 3-D pop-up book. It has eleven different 3-D scenes to explore with ghoulish games and creepy activities. The eerie background music and sound effects really set the scene.  $1.99 (IAP for more stickers and jigsaws)
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    Haunted House Activity Book Haunted House Activity Book by StoryToys Entertainment Limited

    Price: $2.99 USD

    * Winner of the Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review *
    * No.1 Kids App in US App Store! *
    * Tech With Kids Best Pick App Award *

    It's back, and it's spookier than ever! The.

  13. Tilly Witch – by Auryn apps. This is a classic Halloween story based on the book published in 1969 by Don Freeman. Tilly is the Queen of Halloween, the meanest witch in all Witchdom. One day she is playing at being happy and it sticks – she can’t go back to being mean. But what does this mean for Halloween, who will scare the children?
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  15. What Was I Scared Of ? by Oceanhouse Media. In this classic Dr Seuss tale the hero meets “a pair of pale green pants with no-body inside them”, at first he convinces himself that he isn’t scared but the more often he seems them the more terrified he gets. A great story about overcoming your fears. $0.99
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  17. The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media. Spookley is ostracised by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape, but as a storm sets in and rolls the round pumpkins uncontrollably across the pumpkin patch towards a raging river, Spookley saves the day. A  charming, wholesome story about social acceptance which includes a very important message that it’s OK to be different.  $2.99
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    The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media

    Price: $2.99 USD

    * Selected by Apple as a "Halloween Pick for Kids" - Oct 2012
    * Listed in "Best Halloween apps for kids" - USA Today 2012
    * "Young ones will enjoy being rewarded with sound effects when they touch.

  19. Who is The Ugliest Of All? by Joshua and Donna Wilson. In this quirky, interactive Halloween -themed tale the reader is a fly on the wall as a girl gets ready to go a party. As she chooses her outfit, applies makeup and adds some rather unusual accessories it seems she has really poor taste. But is there another reason for her unusual style and conviction that she will be the ugliest of all ?/
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Who is the Ugliest of All? Who is the Ugliest of All? by Joshua Wilson

Price: $3.99 USD

Who is the Ugliest of All? is an interactive Halloween Story featuring a young girl's internal dialog. With her questionable fashion choices and increasingly odd imperfections she challenges our conventional.

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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