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Halloween Books for Kids


Reading books during the Halloween season is a frightfully good way to get into the spirit (pun intended). We love finding and sharing Halloween themed books filled with tricks and treats for kids of all ages!


Halloween Books for Kids

Books for the spooky season of Halloween are great for mystery buffs, paranormal aficionados, wizard and witch fans, and those that dabble in chasing zombies. Many of the books we feature are fabulous for all year round reading. We love choosing kids books for Halloween that feature topics synonymous with the season; like black cats, witches, pumpkins, costumes, and remembering all the faithful departed—anything that does an excellent job of evoking the Halloween spirit.

Each year, here at The Children’s Book Review, new Halloween books for kids show up on our shelves. We love sharing the new highlights as well as our old favorites.

Your ghouls and ghosts will love these:

The Best New Kids’ Books for Halloween
6 Scary Stories: Zombies, Monsters, Folklore, and Paranormal Activity
12 Kids’ Books for Halloween and Beyond
3 Halloween Board Books That Won’t Leave Your Youngster Bored

If you tend to freak out about Halloween, and by freak out we mean get super excited, and you feel that we must know about one of your favorite Halloween books for kids and young adults, you can send us suggestions on Halloween books through our Twitter handle, and share your most distinguished books on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview. In the meantime, keep turning pages out there.

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Halloween Books for Kids

Are you ready to be charmed by this adorable set of Halloween picture books for kids? Enter for a chance to win the Halloween Read-a-Palooza prize pack!

From sweet to spooky and picture books to novels, we're excited to share with you our list of the best new Halloween books for kids.

From beloved author-illustrator Nicola Killen comes a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, lovingly told and illustrated in limited color with lovely foil and interactive die-cut pages.

The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Silent Woods is an easy pick for both reluctant and ravenous readers who appreciate a fast-paced story. An excellent choice for fans of Scooby-doo and pals, too.

Great for reading in October and beyond, the books on this list span all ages and range from fun to freaky. You'll find stories about monsters, pumpkins, skeletons, pirates, witches, ghosts, and more, for toddlers through teens and everyone in between.

Author-Illustrator Bethan Woollvin is back with her third hilariously twisted fairy tale: HANSEL & GRETEL.

See Xindi Yan's sketches and the process of creating the artwork for The Itty-Bitty Witch.

If reading a book about kids with special powers, who reside in a town that is home to a haunted house, sounds thrilling to you, then Matt Monroe and the Haunted House could be exactly what you are looking for.

Enter for a chance to win the Carole P. Roman 'Not So Spooky' prize pack—includes a $100 gift card!

It's the perfect season for stories of monsters and witches

Starting with a gentle tale of a zombie girl seeking friendship, and finishing with a novel filled with paranormal activity, here are six excellent books to read on a dark and stormy night (or, if it suits you better, in the middle of the day with all of your lights

Jonathan Roth, author-illustrator of Beep and Bob, explains why we take our characters to the limits of their endurance: so they can find a way to face their fears and grow.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. This just-scary-enough picture book comes with a recipe for Bone Soup—perfect for Halloween eating.

The tagline to this charming book, Making New Friends Can Be Scary, offers an excellent summary of its plot and tone.

Follow along with us on the Monsterland awareness tour with Michael Okon. With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Are you looking for some Halloween Books for kids (preschoolers, toddlers, or babies)? Here are 3 Halloween board books that won't leave your youngster bored!

Sue Lowell Gallion is the author of Pug Meets Pig and Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books).

Zombelina School Days is a delightful book that turns the zombie craze on its head, Zombelina is sure to please any kid who loves Halloween and all things spooky sweet!

Can swashbuckling pirates from a magical world work with two regular kids to catch naughty monster Atticus? Or will he escape again?

Here's a list of frightfully good books perfect for the spooky season of Halloween and beyond. There are tales for mystery buffs, paranormal aficionados, wizard and witch fans, and those that dabble in chasing zombies.