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My Favorite Halloween Books for Kids

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

It's the spooky season! That means lots and lots of spooky (or not so spooky) stories. Check below to see some of my absolute favorites.

Lower Elementary Reads

The Good, The Bad, and The Spooky

Bad Seed needs to find the best, most show-stopping costume, but what happens when he can't? Should he stop everyone else from having a great Halloween?

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley is a little bit different than the other pumpkins in the patch and they take every opportunity to remind him. One night a large storm rolls in that may ruin the pumpkins for good. Can Spookley use his differences to save the day?

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

Check out the spooky stories in this collection designed to encourage younger readers to take part in the reading process. Take turns reading these tales to each other without getting too scared!

Where's My Mummy?

Join Baby Mummy as he searches high and low for Mommy Mummy. You'll meet some pretty scary characters along the way! Will Baby Mummy find his Mommy Mummy safely? Read to find out!

The Night Before Halloween

Did you know that monsters and love to celebrate Halloween, too? Join their fantastic party for some spooky fun. But wait, what's that noise? Who could be knocking at the door? Oh no! It's trick-or-treaters. What should these scary monsters do when they have human children at their door?

Upper Elementary Reads

The Witches

For years, he listens to Grandmamma's stories about real witches and how much they hate children. Grandmamma loves to talk about this subject. So you would think her grandson would be prepared on the day he meets The Grand High Witch. Read along to see if he really does know what to do or if he falls victim to her horrible ways!

Diary of a Middle School Zombie: No Zombie Left Behind

12-year-old Zombie has been waiting for a human family to adopt him for a long time. When it's finally about to happen Zombie wonders how different living with humans could be. Geesh, is he in for a BIG surprise. Humans can be such strange creatures. Read along to find out what kind of trouble Zombie gets himself into.

Mr. Boggarty the Halloween Grump

Mr. Boggarty is the grumpiest old man in the neighborhood. Since he never hands out Halloween candy, Trixie and her friends decide to play a Halloween prank to teach Mr. Boggarty a lesson. Unfortunately, things are not always as they seem and the kids will have to learn their own lessons in order to escape the Lime Green Ghost!

Zombies, Fireballs, Snakes, Death, and Candy

This action-packed book follows Declan and his friends as they try to stop the apocalypse... in one hour! The problem is, they don't know what they are doing and the clock is ticking. Will they be able to band together and use their strengths to stop the coming of the end of the world? Read to find out!

The Witches of Brooklyn

This graphic novel follows Effie as she explores whether or not her super weird aunts are real witches, and if they are, does that mean she can do magic, too? The more Effie learns, the stranger her life gets. Follow along to see what kind of shenanigans and danger Effie winds up in!

And now for my all-time favorite Halloween book...


A new pet has entered the Monroe household but he seems a little bit strange. Why does a bunny have fangs? Harold the dog and Chester the cat must get to the bottom of this mystery. I hope they figure it out before it's too late!

What is your favorite Halloween book to read with your kids?

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