10 Top Halloween Books For Kids

Books are a great way to help your child drift off at bedtime.

But a good read can also help them to feel that Halloween spirit in a fun and engaging way!

If you want to get your kids a rollicking read for Halloween, why not check out these 10 eerie titles.

There’s something for every age group, from colorful preschool plots, to spellbinding teen tomes…

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Top 10 Halloween Books For Kids

Top Halloween Books For Toddlers (1-3 years)
Spooky Pookie (Little Pookie)

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Sandra Boynton

It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing.

Peek-A Who

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Nina Laden

Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what’s peeking through the die-cut windows in these two fun board books.

Top Halloween Books For Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Pete the Cat

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By James Dean

Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door.

Room on the Broom

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Julia Donaldson

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!

Top Halloween Books For Young Learners (6-9 years)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Jeff Kinney

The pressure’s really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his “creative side.” As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt
Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate’s friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost?

Top Halloween Books For Preteens (10-12 years)
Scary Stories Paperback Box Set

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Alvin Schwartz

These three Scary Stories books come together in this box set of timeless chillingly scary tales and legends.


Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Neil Gaiman

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Top Halloween Books For Teenagers (13-17 years)
Anna Dressed in Blood

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By Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead.

The Raven Boys

Top Halloween Books For Kids

By Maggie Stiefvater

Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him.