My First Halloween by Tomie dePaola

A mom, a dad and their four kids carve jack-o-lanterns, make Halloween decorations to hang up around the house, dress up in non-scary costumes (the mom is a friendly looking gorilla), go trick-or-treating together and then come home with their friends for a Halloween party with apple bobbing and orange frosted cupcakes. Tomie dePaola’s illustrations feel like home. This is the book that got me started loving Halloween picture books. We got it last year, and we’ve been reading it all year long.