Halloween is the perfect holiday to curl up with a book. The darker nights and cooler temperatures make for ideal cozy reading. Whether you are a hardcore horror fan or if you're introducing your little ghouls to spookier stories, we've got something for you!
Halloween Books for Younger Children
There are so many spooky stories for children that it can be hard to know where to start. Here at Just Kids Books, we've highlighted some of our favorites to help you decide.
For your little vampires, check out Isadora Moon! She's half vampire, half fairy, and a whole lot of fun. Her favorite colors are black and pink, she loves nighttime, bats, and using her magic fairy wand. This is the perfect series for your little one, ready for the spooky season.
A fantastic gothic series for your little ones is The Ottoline Series by Chris Riddell. Join Ottoline as she solves mysteries with the help of her cat and partner in crime, Mr. Monroe. Written and illustrated by the talented Chris Riddell, this is a must-have series for any spooky library! For another adventure series with a Halloween twist, try Sam Wu is not Afraid of…Collection. These hilarious stories are about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world. Our collection contains Sam Wu is not afraid of Ghosts, Zombies, The Dark, and so much more.
For older readers aged 9+, try the beautifully illustrated Stitch Head series. Follow Stitch Head, the Mad Professor's first creation, has long been hidden in the shadows of Castle Grotteskew. Taking inspiration from classics like Frankenstein, these tales are suitably gruesome without being too scary. If Stitch head is a little too gross for your little terror, why not try Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires? Our Daisy and Trouble With Collection contains ten books of different adventures that Daisy goes on, The Trouble with Vampires is the perfect light-hearted book still in keeping with the Halloween theme.
Another gothic collection perfect for the spooky season is Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, go on to have a total of thirteen unfortunate events, all linking back to the infamous Count Olaf. Join the siblings as they try to uncover Olaf's evil plans while they try to find some normality with the families they are placed with.
Spooky stories for Teens
Some books instantly remind us of fall, whether it is nostalgia or that warm cozy feeling they bring. For us, you cannot go wrong with the global sensational Harry Potter series. Our collection contains all seven books in the series and would make a wonderful gift or addition to your child's library.
For brave horror fans, you can't go wrong with R. L. Stine's Goosebumps Classic Collection. These gruesome tales include The Haunted Car, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, and Night of the Living Dummy. These terrifying tales are perfect reads for the spooky season, between carving pumpkins and eating candy.