Halloween Books for Kids

Sleuth & Solve: Spooky: Decode Mind-Twisting Mysteries Inspired by Classic Creepy Characters Cover Image
By Ana Gallo, Victor Escandell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797205908
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 24th, 2021

Test your wits in this creepy collection of horror-themed mini-mysteries, a follow-up to Sleuth & Solve!

How does one boy discover the lair of Frankenstein's monster? What is the identity of the werewolf who torments an isolated village? And how do two sisters escape the vengeful Loch Ness Monster?


Spookytale (An Abrams Trail Tale) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419750199
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - August 3rd, 2021

Discover spook-tacular surprises in this board book adventure, with die-cut pages to peek through and gatefolds to open

From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday-themed adventures.


Boo! Baa, La La La! Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534452831
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Published: Little Simon - July 20th, 2021

BOO! BAA, LA LA LA!

From the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton comes a terrific new Halloween board book. A long-lost cousin of her classic Moo, Baa, La La La!, this delightful little story begins:

On Halloween, the cow says BOO.
She likes that word.


The Halloween Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063020979
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.


Little Blue Truck's Halloween Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780544772533
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Published: Clarion Books - July 5th, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and friends.

Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?  


Evie and the Truth about Witches Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735271005
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Published: Tundra Books - August 17th, 2021

Evie wants to be scared, but she'll get more than she bargained for in this thrilling, witchy chapter book adventure! For fans of Sir Simon: Super Scarer and other spooky, kid-friendly books.


Vampenguin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534466982
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion and Stumpkin comes a charming, wryly humorous story of adventure, mistaken identity, and a vampire family’s day at the zoo.

On a Saturday morning, baby Dracula visits the zoo with his family, where baby Penguin lives with hers.


Garlic and the Vampire Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

An enchanting, farm-fresh debut graphic novel starring an unusual heroine who is braver than she realizes, for middle grade readers looking for a cozy, adventuresome read in the vein of Witch Boy or Be Prepared.


Looking for a Jumbie Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970817
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.


Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781912497645
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Published: Flying Eye Books - September 1st, 2020

Paranormal Investigator Mason Mooney is heartless, both figuratively and literally. He's on a mission to prove to the Paranormal Society that he's the best paranormal investigator around, but they're not so sure. And they're not the only ones.


Thirteens Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593117040
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret--and the three kids brave enough to uncover it.

Every thirteen years in the town of Eden Eld, three thirteen-year-olds disappear.


Star Wars: Make Your Own Pop-Up Book: Ghoul-actic Halloween Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683839668
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Published: Insight Kids - July 13th, 2021

Color and create haunting 3D paper models and bring the world of Star Wars to life in Star Wars: Make Your Own Ghoul-actic Halloween Pop-Up Book.

Explore the dark side of the most haunted of holidays with Star Wars: A Ghoul-actic Halloween Pop-Up Book. Step-by-step instructions guide readers to construct and color holiday-themed 3D pop-ups.


Brackenbeast Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593117057
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

A twisty, creepy follow up to Thirteens, for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Stranger Things.


There's a Ghost In This House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780593466186
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.


Eek! Halloween! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780761193005
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 23rd, 2016

Boynton celebrates Halloween!
There's a big round moon in a dark, dark sky. The chickens are nervous. Do you know why?
Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


Creepy Carrots! (Creepy Tales) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402973
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2012

In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.


Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062198709
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Published: HarperFestival - July 25th, 2017

In this lift-the-flaps book, join Pete the Cat from New York Times bestseller James Dean as he goes trick-or-treating.

Pumpkins, candy, and costumes! With flaps that reveal fun Halloween surprises, this Pete the Cat holiday story is sure to be a sweet treat for your little trick-or-treaters.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Cover Image
By Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064431835
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Published: HarperCollins - July 23rd, 2019

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories: Reillustrated Edition (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Victor Rivas (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062643377
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Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

In a dark, dark room, in a soft, soft voice, tell a scary story!

Newly reillustrated, this classic I Can Read full of spooky stories is perfect for beginning readers who love a bit of a scare.


Dragon's Halloween: An Acorn Book (Dragon #4) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338347487
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 7th, 2020

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's youngest readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.


The Hallo-Weiner Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439079464
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 1999

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Oscar, a little dog with a big bullying problem.

Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time.


Monster Mash Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593225844
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Published: Mad Libs - August 10th, 2021

EXCLAMATION, look out for ghosts and ghouls, and do the Monster Mash with Mad Libs this Halloween!

Zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, oh my! Get into the spooky spirit with these 21 hilarious fill-in-the-blank Mad Libs stories about all the creepy-crawly creatures that come out to play on Halloween.


Let's Go Trick-or-Treating! (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Lori Haskins Houran, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593174647
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Published: Golden Books - July 6th, 2021

A fun Halloween Little Golden Book about young twin boys going trick-or-treating.


Hardly Haunted Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338681604
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - September 7th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations.

Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind.


Five Spooky Friends: A Count & Slide Book Cover Image
By Danielle McLean, Rosalind Maroney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781680106893
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Published: Tiger Tales - July 6th, 2021

Children can learn to count to five with this spooky Halloween board book that features sliders to slide and flaps to lift.

One purple witch is flying on her magic broom.
Two glowing pumpkin pals are lighting up the room.


Gilbert the Ghost Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781605377155
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Published: Clavis - August 31st, 2021

Bestselling children's book, from award-winning author-illustrator Guido Van Genechten, is now a BOARD BOOK Perfect for Halloween storytime or any other time

"A little ghost unapologetically makes the most of being different....Different never looked so appealing. " - Kirkus Reviews


Hooky Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358468295
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Published: Etch/Clarion Books - September 7th, 2021

Two twins, one prophecy, and a whole lot of hijinks. From WEBTOON, the #1 digital comic platform, comes a fantastical story about twin siblings Dani and Dorian who have missed the bus to magic school and scramble to find a mentor  to teach them before their parents find out.


The Ghoul Next Door Cover Image
By Cullen Bunn, Cat Farris (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062896094
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Published: HarperAlley - July 13th, 2021

For fans of Ghosts and Hilo, New York Times bestselling author Cullen Bunn and acclaimed artist Cat Farris deliver a fun, spooky, full-color middle grade graphic novel about a supernatural adventure and friendships that go beyond the grave. 


Ghost Squad Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338280135
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 28th, 2021

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy adventure!

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine.


The Ghost of Midnight Lake Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338686432
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Published: Chicken House - September 21st, 2021

From award winning author Lucy Strange comes a thrilling ghost story about a strong willed heroine who will follow even the most restless spirit in order to untangles the dark mystery of her own past.

It's 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Agatha has been cast out of her ancestral home - the only home she has ever known - by her cruel cousin, Clarence.


The Monsters of Rookhaven Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250623942
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 21st, 2021

“A stunning book...a brand new take on the monster story.” —Eoin Colfer, international bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

From award-winning author Pádraig Kenny comes an action-packed middle grade fantasy about a family of monsters, perfect for fans of Jonathan Auxier and Victoria Schwab.


Poultrygeist Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536210507
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Published: Candlewick - August 10th, 2021

From a debut picture-book author and a #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator, a wry take on "Why did the chicken cross the road?” that gives a whole new meaning to “the Other Side.” Cock-a-doodle-BOO!


Five Little Pumpkins Cover Image
By Tiger Tales, Lucy Barnard (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781680106992
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Published: Tiger Tales - July 6th, 2021

A classic Halloween rhyme is brought to life with adorable illustrations in this spooky board book.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one says, "My, it's getting late!"

What tricks or treats are in store for the five little pumpkins? A classic rhyme is brought to life with adorable illustrations in this spooky board book.


Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452184906
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 7th, 2021

The loveable dinosaur from Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug shows kids how to have the best Halloween ever!


Whispering Pines Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534460485
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 14th, 2021

Stranger Things meets The X-Files in this eerie, heart-pounding middle grade adventure about a young boy and girl who must protect their small town from otherworldly forces threatening to destroy it.

Rae’s father vanished without a trace—and Rae knows what happened to him.


Infestation (Whispering Pines) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534460508
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 14th, 2021

In this creeptastic sequel to the Whispering Pines, Rae and Caden take on flesh-eating centipedes that may be alien in nature—perfect for fans of Stranger Things!

Caden’s brother Aiden is many things: clever, powerful, vindictive. Unforgiving. And now, he’s also mysteriously free from the hellish dimensional prison that Caden had trapped him in.


Embassy of the Dead Cover Image
By Will Mabbitt, Taryn Knight (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536210477
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Published: Walker Books US - September 8th, 2020

Jake Green is dead. Or he might as well be when he mistakenly accepts a package from the Embassy of the Dead in this hilarious adventure of the afterlife, the first in a series.


Embassy of the Dead: Hangman's Crossing Cover Image
By Will Mabbitt, Taryn Knight (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536210484
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: Walker Books US - November 30th, 2021

Jake is in a race against time to foil a demon-riddled plot to destroy earth—what a way to start his new job at the Embassy of the Dead! The second book of this spookily funny trilogy.


The Lurking Lima Bean (Night Frights #2) Cover Image
By Joe McGee, Teo Skaffa (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534480919
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Published: Aladdin - August 31st, 2021

In this second installment in the spooky and silly series that’s perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a girl’s dinner comes back to haunt her!

Wolver Hollow is not a normal town.


The Haunted Mustache (Night Frights #1) Cover Image
By Joe McGee, Teo Skaffa (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534480889
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Published: Aladdin - August 31st, 2021

From the author of Junior Monster Scouts comes new spooky and silly series perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. In this first book, things get hairy for two fifth graders who take on a haunted mustache!

Wolver Hollow is not a normal town.


Witch for Hire Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419748110
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 24th, 2021

When a series of high school pranks get out of hand, teen witch Faye Faulkner is the only one who can solve the case in this spooky YA graphic novel

Faye Faulker isn’t popular, and that’s just fine by her. She spends her lunches at the Loser Table with the other social rejects, aka her best friends, and brushes off the uninspired taunts from the cool kids.